The winter weather has arrived and although this offers the perfect opportunity to cosy up indoors, it can leave many feeling a little blue.
The dark mornings, darker evenings and grey skies can dampen your mood, especially in current circumstances.
However, there are little things you can do to lift your spirits and keep yourself happy and healthy this winter.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that socialisation and human interaction is key to boosting your mood. Although we may not be able to connect face-to-face with many of our loved ones, we do have technology to bridge the gap.
Video calling is a great way to spend time with loved ones and see some friendly faces. So, why not try taking on the role of quizmaster and set up a festive-themed quiz for you and your friends?
If you don’t feel ready to get on FaceTime just yet, a quick text conversation can help too!
Whilst keeping warm may seem like such simple act, it can work wonders for your winter wellness. So, grab the cosy blankets, turn up the thermostat and enjoy some hot and healthy, comforting winter food.
Depending on your preference, aim to heat your home anywhere between 18 and 20 degrees in the winter to help you stay warm. Lots of hot drinks including refreshing herbal teas will help too!
Another affordable way to warm up without racking up big bills is to heat a hot water bottle, invest in some super slippers, and get cosy under plenty of blankets!
Stay in a routine
Waking up when it’s still dark outside can leave you tempted to press the snooze button and crawl back under the covers. So, to make things a little easier, try creating a simple routine to your day. This will allow you to feel recharged on a morning and rested in the evening.
It has been proven that a startling alarm can cause hormone imbalances, resulting in a lowered mood.
A gradual morning alarm can help combat this sudden ringing, helping you to wake up easier and happier. Try adding this to your morning routine along with a healthy, hearty breakfast - and you’ll be ready to take on the day ahead.
It’s also important to have an evening routine to aid your beauty sleep. So why not swap your phone for an evening read to help you unwind? You could also begin a mindfulness exercise 10 minutes before your bedtime to focus your breathing and transport you into a relaxed state.
If you’re looking to add a little something extra to your daily routine to help you beat those winter blues and toast to a happy, healthy 2021, then why not try indulging in a CBD infused face mask that hydrates the skin resulting in a healthy glow?