When the weather drops and the nights draw in, life can feel a little more difficult. It can be much harder to get going in the morning or stay motivated when outside is so dreary, and with these changes, combined with real life, it is unsurprising that relaxing might not come naturally. If you are someone who needs a little less stress in their life and a little more you time this season, you have come to the right place! This piece is going to take a look at a few ways in which you can help yourself relax this winter!
Let’s get into it!
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1.Invest in Some Tea
Hot beverages are an excellent way to bring added relaxation and comfort to your daily or nightly routine, and there is no easier way to warm up from the inside out, either!
Now is the time to experiment with some great winter flavours and find your favourites.
Winter spices are a must, along with other calming botanicals such as chamomile and valerian.
2.Get in the Bath
Baths can be transcendental when done right, and creating a set-up that will create this experience is easier than ever. Soaking yourself in a tub of hot water for 30 minutes can have miraculous effects on the body and mind, and all you need are a couple of things to turn a regular bath time into a relaxing treat. Bath bombs, bath oils, candles, music, a book, or anything else you might enjoy can make an excellent addition. Bonus points if you can hear the rain outside! If you need some time to feel rested and need to wash anyway, a bath is perfect.
3.Take Up a New Hobby
Hobbies are an excellent way to allow us to relax and unwind, and trying something new can be fun as well! If you are looking to slow down, then choosing an activity that allows you to sit quietly is a great option. Think paint by numbers for adults or making your own clay sculptures – something that is low energy and gives you time to yourself.
Winter does not exactly entice us to leave the front door and go on a run for miles, but exercise is a brilliant way of relaxing the body. In this case, choose something gentle and low-impact so you can still reap the benefits of exercise without having to psych yourself up every day. Walks (on a treadmill also work!) or an activity such as yoga are excellent ways of calming the nervous system and keeping your body healthy.
During the festive period, it can be very easy to get swept up in all of the invitations and parties that are happening, but this is a fast track to burnout if you feel obligated and are burning the candle at both ends. Do not be afraid to say no to something you might not be interested in attending or simply because you need time to yourself to relax and realign.
Replace the FOMO and celebrate the JOMO!