People often say to me "Winter is so depressing, I can't wait for it to be over!" But instead of wishing time away, there are things that we can do to make our UK Winters not only bearable but enjoyable too! Here are five tips on how you can feel more energised, motivated and positive this Winter.
In the dark, colder winter months our mental health can take a battering. There’s less sunlight which can cause your brain to produce too much of the sleep hormone (melatonin) and to release less serotonin - the feel-good brain chemical that affects our mood. It’s not uncommon to experience fatigue, sadness, difficulty concentrating, and sleep problems.
Making time for self care in Winter is vital for us to maintain good mental health; even just an hour a week that is set aside as dedicated time for you to do something by yourself, for yourself that makes you FEEL GOOD! Here are 5 ways that will help lift your mood this winter: 🏃♀️ 1. Keep active
Regular exercise will keep you positive and feeling like you’re achieving something good for yourself. Exercising also releases your happy hormone - serotonin! 🧑🤝🧑 2. Keep in touch
Making sure you keep in touch with your friends and family over the winter period helps you stay more connected to the world and feel less isolated. And you can’t see them in person, jump on a zoom call! Even a quick one will help boost your mood. 🌞 3. See the light
Since there’s not much sunlight around at this time of year, it's important to get our vitamin D from other sources like specific foods and supplements. 🍅 4. Eat nourishing foods
Try and be more mindful about what you are putting in your body in the winter months. Making sure you’re getting your five-a-day is a great place to start to get the right nutrients and keep your energy and immune system boosted. 🎵 5. Blast some funky tunes
Research has shown that listening (and dancing!) to some cheerful, upbeat music can improve your mood - even after the song ends. I love me some Motown! And if none of the above helps then you can always try coming to see me for some hypnotherapy to give you an extra boost of positivity and motivation.
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