Winter & The Water Element

In traditional Chinese thought the winter season is associated with the water element.  It is a time of reflection and introspection.

Winter is a great time for us to think about the past years achievements and shortfalls and think of ways to improve ourselves in the coming year.  

Many of us will sit and make resolutions for 2017.  When making resolutions it is best to make reasonable and measurable goals.  For instance, a goal like "I want to read more!" is a great goal but difficult to measure.  Instead, a goal of "I want to read one book per month!" is easy to measure.  

The water element is associated with willpower, perseverance and deep strength.  After all, it was water that cut through mountains to create the Grand Canyon.  It's important that all of us remember the power inherent within ourselves and nurture our roots this season for the coming year.