5 Steps to Winter Wellbeing

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Dark, chilly nights, an excess of stodgy food and an ever-present head cold: winter isn’t always everyone’s favourite season.  But rather than seeing it as a time of forced hibernation, let’s instead use these colder months to focus on our personal care and simple seasonal pleasures with these winter wellbeing tips. 

5 Steps To Winter Wellbeing...

1. Embrace Hygge Habits

As winter wraps us in its chilly embrace, bring the Danish concept of hygge into your bedroom.  Cosy up with soft blankets, cups of tea and low lighting.  Create a snug hideaway that nurtures your wellbeing and raises your spirits.

2. Prioritise Sleep

Time between the sheets is the best way to recharge your body and mind, and winter nights are an ideal time to catch up on some good old restorative sleep.  Make your bedroom your favourite place to be with good quality and comfortable bedding, moody lighting and plenty of pillows.  Take advantage of the longer nights by getting into a good bedtime routine and give yourself the best opportunity for deep and rejuvenating sleep.

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3. Nourishing Nutrition

Rather than reaching for the chocolate biscuits and sugar-laden festive coffees, treat your body to some seasonal, nutrient-rich foods.  Add some warming soups, immune-boosting teas and vitamin-packed fruits and veggies into your daily diet.  Supporting your body’s wellbeing with wholesome goodies is the best way to stay healthy during these colder months.

4. Embrace the Outdoors

Beat the winter blues by getting active outside, whatever the weather.  Be it a muddy walk in the woods, a bracing bike ride by the beach or something more exciting such as a skiing holiday, keeping our bodies moving during the colder months is essential for both our physical and mental wellbeing.  Bundle up, breathe in the crisp air and enjoy the beauty of a winter wonderland.

5. Soul-Warming Rituals

Indulge in self-care practices that bring warmth to your soul.  Whether it’s a soothing bath, a comforting book in your favourite nook, or a mindful meditation session, make time for activities that nourish your mental and emotional wellbeing during the winter months. Here is a list of all our favourite books that help us sleep just that little bit better.

Winter is not just a season; it’s an opportunity to wind down a little and prioritise the comforts and routines that come with the colder weather.  By building these winter wellbeing tips into your daily life you can make the most of the season and bounce into spring feeling refreshed and revitalised. 

Is it bedtime yet?