Ah, January. Short days. Long nights. Cold weather. Yes, winter and January, in particular, can often feel pretty bleak. But, on the bright side, it can provide plenty of opportunities for snugness, too. I mean, who doesn’t love the feeling of being warm and snug when it’s cold outside? I can’t think of many things that I find more relaxing. And well, relaxation often aids rejuvenation – and if there’s anything we could all do with at this time of year, it’s a breath of new life. (I mean, making new years resolutions is a thing for a reason!) So, why not use these chilly months to your advantage by preparing for some much needed “me time”? Here are three super simple ideas to help you combat those winter blues…
Make Sure To Get Some Sleep
Although I probably don’t get enough of it, sleep is so important. Sleeping well can guarantee a positive mindset whatever the time of year but is especially important in winter. I don’t you about you but waking up after a good sleep I always feel a million times better after a good nights sleep. So, in this period of extended nights and brisk winds, sleeping well could mean the difference between waking up ready to take on the day and waking up wanting it to be over already. If, like me, you often struggle with drifting off, then fear not. Thanks to specialist brands like Neom Organics, you can ensure a perfect night’s sleep with the assistance of body scrubs, bath foams and luxury candles, which really aid relaxation. (You can’t beat a nice bubble bath by candlelight if you ask me!)
Treat Yourself To A Pamper Session
Because of the hectic pace of modern life, many people are turning to baths, moisturising and other forms of pampering to thoroughly relax. In fact, several experts now cite these forms of self-care as not just beneficial, but essential. As they help restore both our physical and emotional health. Apparently, activities as simple as taking a bath, soaking our feet, being massaged and more are highly effective “me time” pursuits. Indulge in one of these activities and you could prevent the winter blues from interrupting you getting cosy this season.
Indulge your Senses
According to leading researchers, scent can have a huge effect on our wellbeing. And if there’s anything we need during these cold months, it’s a boost in mood. So, why not beat the winter blues by infusing your living space with some glorious smells. Whether lavender, lime or pine, choose an aroma that could heighten your mood and keep the threat of seasonal dread at bay. Basking in your favourite aroma for a few minutes each day can also provide a great excuse for “me time”, and the best part of this activity is that it can take place anywhere, at any time.
When we make time for self-care, staying positive in winter can be easy. In fact, when you learn which relaxation techniques work best for you, you can develop a failsafe plan to beat the winter blues for good.