In Winter, many of us feel run-down and take a while to recover from our colds. It's easy to neglect self-care in the winter. We can't urge this enough girls: taking care of yourself is KEY!
The following 5 ways will help you keep your energy up and feel great.
1. Add some color to your life with flowers
Next time you're feeling blue, order some flowers. Not only will they brighten up your day, they'll make your place feel more homey. Did you know that houseplants can also have a positive impact on your mood? That's because they release oxygen, which is known to reduce stress levels.
2. Schedule some time for yourself
No matter how busy you are, you need to schedule some time for yourself. It can be as simple as taking a 15-minute walk around the block. It's important to have time to yourself so you can clear your head, relax, and maybe even have some time to reflect. If it's too cold outside, why not taking a good, long and warm bath?
3. Read more books
Reading is a great way to relax and pass the time. Not to mention, reading is a great way to learn new things. Reading also has the ability to make us feel more connected to others. Whether it's fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or reference books, make sure to read more books in the winter.
4. Get some sunlight
Vitamin D is important for keeping our bodies healthy. Getting your daily dose of sunlight is always a good idea. It may be freezing outside, but you can always get some natural light indoors. If the budget allows it, you could be looking into buying a light therapy lamp. Many pharmacies and department stores carry them & they're not expensive. You can also find a quality one on websites like Amazon.
5. Get more sleep!
It's hard to sleep when it's cold out and you're not feeling well. The best thing you can do for yourself is stay in bed and try to get some rest. This will help you feel better tomorrow and will also save you on tons of money on doctor visits. Days are shorter and darker in the winter months, so it's important that you get more sleep.
Winter can be tough on our health and self-care, but it's not impossible. Take care of yourself and you'll feel better!