// Get Outside
This may sound ironic given what I’ve just mentioned about the lack of light – but finding time during the day to actually get outside can really help balance my mood and make me feel more positive. I like to use the moments when it is light outside to stay active – a walk around the block with my colleagues during my lunch break, a trip to the market at the weekend – anything that gives me the opportunity to breathe in some fresh air and not feel like I’m destined to hibernate my way through the next few months.
// Get A Hobby
Whilst getting outdoors is super important in winter, it is likely that you’ll spend more of your time indoors and adopting a new hobby is a great way to make good use of that time and make it enjoyable. Catching up on my reading list (my recommendations here), baking something tasty, or writing this blog are all things I love to do and help to make use of those rainy, cold days.
// Get Organised
I find that I operate at a much slower pace at this time of year. It feels like it’s always dark and that can make my motivation feel somewhat lacklustre. I find that I need to be more organised at this time of year if I’m ever to get anything done. I write more To Do lists, try to clean up and declutter my home, and find that organising my wardrobe for the season (and removing the summer clothes completely) can really help speed me up in the morning.
// Get Cosy
I love to make my house feel cosy during winter – if you like the environment you’re in, you’ll be much happier being in it. Lighting candles, fairy lights, chucking lots of blankets on the sofa are all things I love to do to help my space feel more warm and inviting! Change out the colour of your linens, bring out different scents and embrace the new season – don’t try and run away from it. After all, it won’t last forever.
What are your tips for beating the winter blues?