It might not be your favorite season – and we get it. It’s cold outside, your energy level is lower than usual, and bundling up can be a chore in itself. But, don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are some simple ways to take care this winter.
Be Easy on Your Immune System
It’s cold and flu season, which means that your body is on high alert. Lots of water, a good night’s sleep and a healthy diet can help fight off those nasty germs that might come knocking.
Skip the Snooze Button
Don’t hate us for this one. Giving yourself time for a morning meditation or a healthy breakfast could be just what you need! Invest in a sunrise alarm clock to help brighten your day – even when there’s no sun in sight. It gradually fills the room with warm light over your last half-hour of sleep, which helps you rise more naturally.
D. I. Why? Because it keeps you motivated. Paint, journal, bake, repurpose… The possibilities are endless. Just make sure that you take the time, so that you don’t lose the spark.
Clean Your Room
You can also keep your hands busy by clearing any clutter around your bed. Keep your laundry off the floor and check your closet for anything that you don’t wear anymore. Donating old clothes leaves room to reward yourself with new items that’ll make you sparkle on the grayest of days.
Feel the Heat
Relax in the bath or the sauna. A little extra warmth before bed can ease your tense muscles and help you sleep better. Finish off with some moisturizer to keep your skin from going dry.
It sounds crazy, but exercise will help you deal with stress and get out of the house. Go for a walk or head to the gym for some cardio. Bring a friend with you, so you can be social and hold each other accountable for your goals.
Take a Mental Health Day
Sometimes it’s best to just take the day off and focus on yourself. You can do all the above or nothing at all. Trust us, you deserve it.