Sun is not shining too brightly these days. Cold weather is well in place. Winter can be a difficult time for our mood and can lead to fatigue. How to get rid of those winter blues? Here are my easy and useful tips.
In the cold months, I tend to spend more time indoors. That's why I made my apartment a cozy place inspired, among other things, by hygge. This Danish concept emphasizes on well-being, conviviality and moments shared with friends or family. How to give your decor a hygge feel? Here are some ideas :
The goal here is not to redo your decor entirely, but rather to create a small space in your home where you can relax. All you have to do is put on some wool socks, make a good cup of tea and dive in a captivating novel.
Taking care of yourself, your body and your mind has multiple benefits. Of course, it involves physical exercise, a balanced diet, good sleep and healthy lifestyle habits. But pampering yourself also means giving yourself moments of relaxation to feel good ... and beautiful!
Among the things I like, are handmade soaps. There are a host of Quebec-based soap makers that offer great products. Quai des Bulles, located in Kamouraska, offers a wide selection. Personally, I use the one with pink clay. Kariderm, a company based in Laval, offers soaps with fragrances from natural essential oils.
I also love taking care of my hair. I'm constantly looking for the perfect shampoo (it's almost an obsession). Currently, I am using abril et nature's Age reset bain shampoo. I know, it's expensive, but my hair is just so radiant!
No matter what is your favorite beauty ritual, the important thing is to make time for it!
It seems obvious, but between family and professional responsibilities, it can be though to make time for your loved ones, especially your friends. However, it is more than essential! Socializing is a great way to beat the winter blues. Why not plan an evening of board games? Or use your Sunday to cook meals that you can then share for the week ahead? Possibilities are endless! The important thing is to take advantage of the present moment with those who make us feel good.
What are your tips to chase away the winter blues?
Article by Barbara Van Houtte