Did you know seasonal blues are a real thing? When the weather gets cold and dreary, we often go outside less. That means less time with nature, less sunshine, and less vitamin D! Plus, the holidays often keep us so busy, we slack off on our self-care rituals.
If you’ve got a case of the winter blues, then here are 5 self-care tips for winter!
5 Simple Self-Care Ideas to Beat the Winter Blues
Play in the Snow, and Get Fresh Air
Yes, it’s cold. But bring out your inner child, and go build a snowman! The fresh air and time spent in nature will help revive your spirits. And even if the sun is hiding behind the clouds, you’ll still soak up a little bit of vitamin D. If you’re in an area where it’s just too miserable outside, make sure to eat a vitamin D rich diet. It’s the happy vitamin!
Support Your Immune System
Stay healthy all season long, support your gut health, and incorporate natural herbs. Herbs are rich in nutrients, but also make great natural remedies for the flu. Herbs like marshmallow root, elderberries, cardamom, and milk thistle help boost your immune system and gut health. Plus, activated charcoal helps detox your body and keep it healthy. The better you feel on the inside, the happier you’ll feel. Don’t let your health lose priority to holiday chaos!
Even on the cold, ugly winter days, try to practice gratitude. What good comes from winter? The plants and trees get to rest and renew for spring. Winter often includes family and holiday celebrations. It gives us an excuse to curl up by the fire or under a blanket and get cozy with a cup of tea. There are always things to be grateful for! The more you practice gratitude, the better you’ll feel.
Winter weather can be very dehydrating for the body and skin. But, when it’s cold, we don’t always feel like drinking enough water. Try to stay hydrated anyway, even if it means drinking your water at room temperature. Hydrate your body on the inside, but also make sure to hydrate your body on the outside too! Apply face cream and body lotion to keep your skin radiant and healthy. Don’t forget to hydrate your lips with lip balm!
Warm Your Body and Soul with Delicious Teas
There’s a tea for every mood, and it’s a great place to start with self-care! Brew a warm cup, add a splash of cream and honey, and curl up with a good book. Get lost in another world, and nourish your soul. We have teas for every Goddess, for Good Vibes Only, for lovely Dreams, and even your little Bambini. Which one will fit your mood?
Winter Self-Care is Simple
The season can feel discouraging, but with these tips on self-care, it can be easy. Whatever you love, make time for it. Get cozy, stay hydrated, and don’t forget to bring out your inner child! Snowball fight, anyone?