Lets face it, the winter weather doesn’t help anyone. The dark mornings, the dark evenings, the bitter weather, it’s bound to get anyones mood down.
Here are some things I do to combat feeling down during the winter months.
As hard as it can be, sometimes the best thing to do is just get yourself out of bed, stretch, hit the shower and get ready. I find that applying makeup makes me feel that much more put together and it certainly brightens my mood.
I love yoga. It gets my blood going. I always find that in the winter, my body gets so stiff which causes me to feel really unmotivated. Even if I just do 10 minutes of yoga, it significantly brightens my day.
Don’t binge eat but treats are great:
This is such a big thing for me. It’s those lazy winter days I find myself indulging in Netflix series with a cup of tea and biscuits. It’s not a good habit to continue.
My current obsession is Cadbury’s mini eggs, and it’s not even Easter yet!
I’ve found that if I indulge in sugary sweets and carbs it dulls my mood and makes me feel sluggish. I’ve start restricting myself a little by only eating small amount of sugary foods.
Going for a walk:
I love walking. It helps me think clearly. I get a lot of my ideas when I’m out and about. I find that sitting in one place can hinder me to think clearly. As well as stifling creativity.
It’s nice to get out into the fresh winter air and just take everything in. It’s a little cold though, so make sure you wrap up warm.
It’s too easy to get adsorbed into the online world and never really see the real one. I’m really guilty of not being able to step away from the online world. It’s something I’m looking at changing.
Sometimes I take the puppy with me too.
I also sometimes take my camera. You never know what you might see. So many potential blog photo opportunities.
Reading a book:
I’ve found reading really therapeutic recently. I’m a slow reader. I’m still reading The Twelve Days of Lily and Dash. I’m nearly finished it though.
I can’t be the only one that finds organising incredibly satisfying? I love it. When I feel like I’ve got my life in order, I can relax. I like to know what I’m doing and where I’m going next. It gives my life structure.
Taking a bath:
Nothing beats a warm relaxing bath on a cold winters night. Completed with candles, a book and an added bath bomb from Lush. A perfect evening ❤ 😀
I hope that you enjoyed reading this post. I hope that some of these techniques will get you feeling more motivated this winter. ❤
What do you do to beat the winter Blues?
P.S. Check back tomorrow to see my latest Gratitude Challenge Post. 🙂