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There is no hiding from the fact that winter is upon us and so it’s at this time of year where we need to take greater care of ourselves, both physically and mentally. With bright sunny days forming in the Summer months, winter presents obstacles that we just can’t avoid, but yet still affect us in different ways. Dark mornings and evenings, colder temperatures, can all have an impact on our mind and body. So I thought it would be a great idea to share with you some top tips to winter-proof yourself. I hope it helps you get through the next few months ahead.
Ways to Winter-Proof Your Mind And Body
Add a little more Hygge to your life
Hygge is something we are becoming a bit more aware of recently, but for those who don’t know it is a Danish practice of living a cosy and happy life. The Danish people are known to be some of the happiest in the world, and many will put it down to this way of living.
It’s about embracing the cold and darker days by enjoying low lighting and warming stews. Igniting candles and sitting cosily in front of a roaring fire. It’s about hot chocolate and blankets while spending time with loved ones. They are just a few examples, but there is much more information online about the meaning behind it all and how it could help you live a happier life at one of the hardest times of the year.
Ensure you dress for the weather
Colder weather means a shift in your wardrobe choices. Not only do you have to think about how you dress but you also need to be appropriately dressed for the harsher weather. Coats for when it rains, hats and gloves for those icy days. It’s important that you invest in key pieces of winter wear like jackets. But it’s also about having the right accessories with you for cold blast chills or excessive rainfall, as well as keeping yourself warm when outside.
Up your vitamin intake
The common cold is rife at this time of year, causing many people to feel poorly. This is why it can be important to ensure you increase your vitamin intake, especially with something like Vitamin C which has known properties to help with your immune system. Thankfully, taking a tablet supplement, increasing your fruit intake, or drinking a vitamin-induced drink can help you fight those pesky flu symptoms.
Embrace the festivities and new year
This time of year presents a great opportunity to celebrate. There is, of course, Christmas which offers a chance to spend time with loved ones, but there is also New Year to think about. This time of year can feel cold and affect your mood, so it’s important to embrace these festive times and enjoy yourself.
Keep a positive attitude
Finally, try and keep a positive attitude when it comes to your thought process. After all, January presents a whole new year of possibility and opportunity. Dark mornings and evenings can affect a person’s mood, so be kind to yourself and try and take as much enjoyment from life as you can.
Hopefully, these tips will help you to winter-proof your mind and body.
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