I was driving on a very cold morning last week, listening to the radio minding my own business when the presenter said on the radio that this time of year everyone wishes they were in a hot, sunny locations and with that I had a rush of sadness come over myself, although yes I am like most English people and I complain when it’s too cold and I complain when it’s too hot. I would never want to wish my time away, just like summer; winter can be such a wonderful time of year.
That said, it’s definitely easier said than done when it’s 7am, dark and freezing! I hope these little ideas that I’ve come up with and put into practice help you overcome your winter blues because they’ve really helped me!
Yes, I know it has just been Christmas but everyone needs to give themselves some love. Plus, what better way to banish the winter blues like treating yourself to something special that you’ve worked hard for!
Keeping in touch with friends and family I feel is one of the easiest ways to climb out of the winter doldrums. If you can’t afford to go out on the town or out for a meal then bring it to you, you can still find many ways to get together that will be more cost affecting. Having a regular movie night at yours or a friends house weekly, starting up a book club, have a little gathering where you play drinking games or even weekly wine tastings at home these are all inexpensive options for keeping you socialised!
There is nothing better than to come home and be able to smell your favourite smell. Winter is the perfect time for this as you can sit back, watch your favourite TV shows and endure the smell of Vanilla or Cinnamon (mm, my favourite!). I always feel so much more ‘warmer’ and more cosy when I have a candle on, little things like this really boost my mood as you can’t do it in the summer.
Try A New Hobby//
After being stuck in your house for days on end other than to go to work, you may become bored (I know I do). I find a great thing to do is to start a new hobby, don’t be afraid to be adventurous or even revisit your old hobbies. Last year, I decided to try knitting although it went seriously bad it really did occupy me on those days where I didn’t know what to do with myself. Here are a list of things that you could do:
- Learn a language
- Start a new book
- Arts and Crafts
- Work out
The list of what you can do is endless!
Thank you for reading!