Winter has really begun to get serious now, but this doesn’t have to be the worst time of the year. Here are our tips on how to prepare for Winter.
Celebrate the festivities!
During the months of October to February there are so many occasions to celebrate – no matter your cultural background. From Halloween to Diwali to Christmas. There’s almost a different celebration every week. From parades to firework, pop on your wooly hat and enjoy the festivities.
When the weather is nothing short of ghastly outside, this provides the perfect opportunity to pop the fire on and curl up on the sofa and lose yourself in a good book. In the winter months it’s easy to spend too much time in front of screens, this can have a negative effect on people’s moods so make sure to keep screen time to a minimum.
Being creative does nothing but positive things to the mind. Use these winter months as an opportunity to get stuck into a project. Whether this is making your old Christmas Decorations or maybe assembling a jigsaw puzzle. Using the right side of your brain will release dopamine (the brain’s ‘happy’ hormone).
Go for a walk!
Wrap up and get outside! It may not be as appealing as the summer months, but autumn and Winter are both very beautiful seasons. The fresh air and light exercise will be good for you.
In Winter we do less exercise as being active doesn’t come as naturally as it does in the summer. The government recommends we do 150 minutes of exercise a week, that may sound daunting. But if you break that up, this is only 21 minutes a day. You can easily do this by walking or cycling to the shops.
Visit a Museum or Gallery!
If you want to get out the house but not sure here to go – look up which exhibitions are on near you. Most towns and cities will have excellent shows on during the colder months.