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AD. With the coldest time of the year quickly approaching, it’s always a rush to get ready for the conditions and prepare to settle down for the months ahead. When it’s freezing outside, you may feel a little more lethargic and not want to do anything with your days off but that’s exactly the opposite of what you should do. You need to make the most of the shorter days: below are some suggestions of ways to tackles the blues and really make the most of your time.
Embrace the Outdoors
Even if the snow does arrive, you need to get active and keep the fitness up to continue to feel good about yourself and your body for the new year approaching. Just a 15 minute walk around the neighbourhood is a great way to stretch the legs, or keep up the sporting activities you loved previously like cycling or yoga. Energise the brain and the body during the cold conditions and really push yourself to feel great for the year ahead. Staying inside all day can be relaxing, but does not help in the long term!
Brighten up your Indoors
As nice as it is to embrace the outdoors, a little you time indoors is also needed to chill out after a hard year of work. To keep spirits high and add a little excitement and intrigue to your interior, you can add accessories to your living room and bedroom like new cushions. Even fresh flowers every once in a while can add colour and texture to brighten up your day. Recently, we have loved the collections and offers from Bloom Magic Flowers, with their next day flower delivery from Swindon meaning the house can be updated almost instantly when needed. They offer luxurious hand-tied bouquets straight to your door, with a variety of choices available to suit your preferences. They are also the perfect treat not just for yourself, but for a loved one if they have a birthday or anniversary coming up soon.
This time of year usually means a lot of comfort foods, but try to resist the urges for the long-term aim to keep your body and mind fresh and in control. Having the right balance between healthy foods and the occasional treat is really important at this time of year, to prepare for the colder days and to be in the right mental state to deal with the stresses and hassles the winter months ultimately provide. Healthy eating has a positive effect on your mental attitude and mood whilst at the same time reducing stress and anxiety. With the right food, you will feel like a totally different person, who has a lot more energy to do your daily tasks.
Take up a New Hobby
Ever wanted to start running or thought of yourself as the next Picasso? With the shorter days and more time off work, the winter months are the perfect time to take up a new hobby or one you have been wanting to do for ages. Increasing your exercise or starting a new hobby that challenges you is great to keep your mind active. Having something to look forward to and concentrate your effort on really helps during the colder period. Give it a go!