The colder weather and shorter days can sometimes leave us feeling down, but fear not; we’re here to encourage you with tips and strategies to help you beat the winter blues and embrace the season with positivity and resilience. 

Here are some ways to practice self-care and prioritise your wellbeing this winter. 

Get going 

Keep your body warm and your spirits high by staying active and incorporating movement into your daily routine. Exercise is a fantastic mood booster and can help combat low energy, which can set in during winter. Whether it’s a yoga session, bouncing on a rebounder, or a dance workout in your living room, find an activity that becomes part of your daily routine and gets you moving. It’s even better if it brings you joy and makes you smile. 

Soak up some sun 

Shine the light on feelings of sadness and fatigue, feel it, and then try to heal with it. Spend some time outdoors during the day because natural sunlight can lift your mood and boost your energy levels, even if it’s a short walk around the block. 

Nourish your body 

Treat yourself to hearty and nourishing meals that warm you, help support your immune system, and keep your energy levels up. Think soups, stews, and comfort foods made with wholesome and healthy ingredients. Don’t forget to stay hydrated by drinking water and warm beverages. 

Make mindful moves 

Set aside time each day for meditation, deep breathing exercises, or journaling to cultivate inner peace and gratitude. Mindfulness practices and relaxation techniques can help reduce stress, promote inner calm and improve your overall mental wellbeing. And if there’s a new habit you would like to cultivate, or even one that you want to quit, like smoking, why not make this part of your rejuvenation plan? 

Warmth and meaningful connections 

Social relationships are essential for mental health, so keep the warmth of human connection alive by staying in touch with friends and loved ones, even if it’s virtually. Reach out for support when you need it and offer support, kindness, and compassion to those around you too. 

Remember, it’s the little things that can make a big difference in how you feel during the winter months, so get cosy and use this time to take care of yourself.