As a mental fitness consultant, Vincent Mays finds more and more clients every year suffering from depression, reduced productivity, and lack of motivation as the seasons begin to change into winter and colder, darker months.
Winter is not for everyone; when you are not inclined to cold weather and less daylight, you might notice your energy levels lowering and your mood getting worse and worse. Winter doesn’t have to be like this, though! Cold seasons and wellbeing can coexist. With these 7 useful tips below, Vincent Mays has helped many individuals improve their mental fitness during the cold, winter months.
- Do regular exercise
This will keep your body and mind active, releasing endorphins and improving your mental state, as well as physical. Many people tend to lose their shape during winter, so this will help you improve your confidence, too.
- Get out of the house during the hours of sunshine
Get the best of those sunny hours and absorb your daily dose of vitamin D! Going out will do wonders for your health and happiness, and some refreshing temperatures are often great for blood circulation, so just go on a walk and enjoy the beauty scenery winter can offer.
- Take vitamins
If you notice that you are more tired than usual, it might be worth taking some vitamins or supplements to boost your energy and mood. It is very common that you might feel drained by the weather and lack of light, so listen to what your body has to say and give it the nutrients it lacks.
- Spend time with people you love
The simplest and most heart-warming cure to a cold winter is always love. Spend time with your friends, talk to your family, enjoy the presence of your partner, go on dates, meet new people. Don’t let summer be the only time of the year when you are active and sociable. The world is still out there and waiting for you.
Read a book, watch a movie, have a nice warm bath. Relaxing is the perfect way to overcome the harsh cold temperature and pampering yourself during the season change. Find activities that empty your mind and make you feel comfortable and winter won’t be so bad after all.
- Get new clothes
A new look is not the only reason behind a winter shopping therapy session. Warm clothes will make you feel better, warmer and more attractive. Forget those ugly sweaters and get some new trendy clothes to show the real you, even when it’s cold and dark outside.
- Get in a holiday season mood
It’s never too early to be excited for the holidays! Let the cheesy songs and pretty lights capture your heart, decorate your house, make some cookies and hot chocolate to share with your loved ones. Feeling holiday cheer can you warm you up inside making you feel more prepared to take on the cold and harsh weather!
For more advice on mental fitness, be sure to connect with Vincent Mays on social media or ask him a question on Quora!
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