The nights are rapidly drawing in and with it so can our mental wellbeing. So what can you do to make winter feel ‘light’ in all areas of your life.
Over the past few years it’s been on trend to look to Scandinavia, not only for decor but lifestyle tips.
Daylight hours are few and far between in Scandinavia during the winter months. This is where the Danish practice of Hygge, meaning “to give courage, comfort, joy”, comes into play.
𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿?
Making your home space comfortable, warm and inviting the moment you walk through the door breeds a positive atmosphere.
Start with the basics, candles, cosy lighting, trying to minimise clutter and creating a comforting space that soothes the mind and soul gives you more mental capacity to stay on top of the other areas in your life that will keep you balanced when the days are dark and short.
A balanced diet is another key area for winter wellness. I’m not just talking about roast dinners, healthy meals and soups. But, also indulging from time-to-time. It’s all about that balance. Enjoy that glass of wine, or delicious hot chocolate with the kids. Maybe take time to meet up with friends for a meal at your favourite eatery.
This leads me onto connection. Connections are SO important over the winter months. Take this time to find a new routine. Make time for yourself and your family and friends. It’s tempting to want to give into nature and hibernate, stay at home in the warm, but human connection is vitally important in keeping your mental health on an even keel.
Why not wrap up in your favourite scarf and head out for a walk, stop off for a warm cup of something and catch up with your favourite people. Not only will it clear your mind but you’ll get a wonderful endorphin boost from being out in the fresh air, moving and catching up with your best people can only be a good thing – whatever the weather!
What are your favourite things to do in the winter months?
Or, maybe you need a little help finding your way, as the days grow darker?
𝗟𝗲𝘁’𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗜 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴.