Welcome to Blogmas Day 4! In the winter, our mind and bodies can be a little more fragile. If you suffer from SAD then you totally understand this. I prefer the sun because my mind feels better than the gloomy picture outside of my window. I love the snow, don’t get me wrong but when it’s sad outside, I’m feeling the same on the inside. Today’s post is not only for that but ways on how to take care of yourself especially in the Winter!
Do something to make you smile
With the sad weather all around us, it’s hard to do things that make you happy. Find something you can either do at home or something you enjoy in the winter and do it. If it makes you smile, go ahead! Doing things that make you happy will help you feel better and if it’s something festive, will help you get more into that festive mood!
Take care of your skin
With the cold weather hitting us hard, it’s important to take care of your skin especially as the wind can dry it out. Make sure to moisturise every day and have some form of lip balm on you at all times. You never know when chapped lips will strike you and you’ll be extra prepared if you carry one in your bag.
Get enough sleep
This is a must for all the year but especially when it’s crucial, this is exam and deadline season for students and if you are one that stays up till 4am and then wakes up at 2pm, you need to change up your schedule. Get at least 7/8 hours of sleep and you will feel right as rain in the morning. I try and train my body to wake up earlier so I can have more to do in the day now there are limited hours of sunshine!
Walk to work
Really should take my own advice but with the leaves falling from the trees and the frost on the ground, it is a perfect time to reflect on your way to work. It may be cold but the scenes you walk past are sometimes so pretty. You get to stop and take it all in. I personally love seeing the leaf-less trees and how they stand out against the sky. It makes me stop and reflect on my day/week. It’s also very calming to be alone with your music on your way to work.
Take a hot bath/shower
With a good bath bomb and some music, a bath/shower will be so relaxing. Make sure to give your body the rest it needs. A relaxing bath can do that. Let the day go and think about yourself at that moment. Enjoy your own comfort.
Sounds broad but write about anything. Your feelings, your favourite food or what you did today. Not only does writing help you release some stress but it can also help you to understand things. I write for my blog but I also write stories and scripts to help cope with what I’m feeling. No matter what or where you write, it can help release some of those feelings and especially around this time of year, that can be really helpful.
Days off are lazy days
We all have days off from work and like me, I love treating that as a lazy day. It helps us recharge. You need to reset. Take that day off from work as a lazy day, watch movies all day, bake cookies or just play some video games. Do the things that relax you and help you get in a better mood for when you’re back at work!
Be Kind to Yourself
Although this is an all-year-round kind of thing, if Christmas/winter is a harder time for you, you have to be kind to yourself. I love Christmas and although it is one of the hardest times of the year for me, I know that if I wasn’t being nice to myself, I wouldn’t be who I am today. You have to care for yourself, even more, when these bad things happen.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post! So much more is coming in the next 27 days! I’m so excited for you all to see! See you tomorrow!
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