Winter is on it’s way… With the nights drawing in, the temperature dropping and the increase in rain, cold and damp, it’s easy to understand how people’s spirits can be dampened around winter time. So what can we do to maintain a positive outlook on life despite the external conditions? The following simple tips can help you keep your spirits up:
1. Walking in Waterproofs
Everyone knows that going for a short walk has many health benefits. Just 15 minutes will balance your brain-hemisphere’s and give you a nice general feeling of well-being. By wearing waterproofs you’ll still be dry when your back inside the house.
2. Drinking Hot Chocolate
Drink something you enjoy that is warming and stimulating in the morning. I’d recommend Chilli Hot Chocolate!
3. Raining Gratitude
When it seems to be raining constantly its easy to forget how important those water droplets are for sustaining life on planet earth. Take a few moments to feel gratitude for mother nature’s generosity and genius.
4. Summer Sounds
What’s your favourite summer music? Choose some of your favourite summer songs and play them loud! Or walk around swiftly with them playing on your MP3 player. Dance about if you can feel it!
5. Hot Bath / Spa
Enjoy a hot bath with bubbles. Or go to a Spa. Enjoy feeling the sensations of your body warming up and feel rejuvenated.
6. Bright & Colourful
Practice consciously brightening up your thoughts about upcoming events. Think about an upcoming event; Now picture it, make it bigger, increase the intensity of the colours and turn up the brightness. There you go! Why not do this on a few other future events…
7. The Warmth Of Friendship
In the winter months make a special effort to meet up with friends on a regular basis. You could schedule a weekly time to connect for chats, movies, food swaps, drinks or games.
To beat the winter blues it’s good to remember the old adage, “You get more of what you focus on.” By consciously focussing on the good things in life, and following simple methods like those above, we can maintain a positive attitude in life even when the outside world seems bleak.