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Self Care Tips for Winter

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Today I am sharing some of my favorite self-care tips for the winter season. I am all about embracing the season and while the winter season can be beautiful outdoors, the harsh cold weather can also create some havoc on our skin and hair.

Winter Self Care

During the winter months, it is cold, wet, and gloomy. It is hard not to feel lonely and isolated during such a season. The days are short and the nights are long. It often seems easier for negativity to seep into our minds, and eventually our everyday routine.

It is easy to isolate yourself from others such as friends and family. You may find comfort in being alone. During winter, you may also find yourself being less physically active, withdrawn from your normal activities, and you may even find yourself slightly sad or unmotivated.

Winter self care tips

You can avoid the winter blues by staying ahead of your self-care by being a little social. You don’t have to be a social butterfly during this time of year, but you should always have a friend that you can talk to about how you are feeling. Talking can help relieve and reduce stress.

cozy blanket and book

How to Take Care of Yourself in the Winter Months

Self-care becomes especially important during these few months of natural coldness. It is normal to actually experience all of this during the cold winter months because the weather has changed to frigid overcast and dreary.

That type of environment doesn’t especially welcome warm thoughts and light into your mind. Winter is actually a perfect time for self-reflection, mindful rest, and self-care.  What exactly should self-care look like in the winter months?


Connecting with Others

Connecting with friends and family can alleviate some of the isolation and loneliness you may be feeling right now. Sign up for a class that makes you get out and be with others. Attend a lecture or concert and enjoy being social.

Warm yourself from the inside out

Being cold is a dreaded feeling and sensation. You are prone to feel more vulnerable and discouraged when your feeling body temperature is down just slightly. The cold chill in the air doesn’t just affect your immune system it can also affect emotional well-being. Self-care can include a few of your winter favorites that everyone seems to enjoy.

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A few ways that are recommended to give your soul a touch of warmness could be:

  • Taking a hot bubble bath.
  • Drinking your favorite hot chocolate or tea.
  • Watch a holiday movie by the fire.
  • Enjoying a nice warm bowl of soup.
  • Sitting by the fireplace under a cozy blanket reading your favorite book.
  • Writing a letter to a loved one.
  • Make a sugar scrub and use it. 
  • Baking cookies.
  • Staying in bed with your favorite pajamas on, fuzzy slippers, and binge-watching your favorite shows

The most important type of self-care is you

You need to eat well-balanced meals during the colder months. It is easy to want to eat from boredom or depression. Your diet can play a big role in how you will feel during the winter.

You can also focus on a good workout routine to stay in good shape. A simple workout routine can help you stay active during the frigid weather. Winter is often a time when we put our physical health on the back burner because sometimes it’s just easier to skip it. But in the long run, exercise will make you feel good. Include some exercise and meditation in your daily routine.

Winter Self Care tips

You can find the perfect indoor workout routine to keep you moving. I hope you enjoyed my self-care tips. Part of making the most of your time is keeping yourself in balance and taking time for yourself. 

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Sarah @ The DIY Mommy

Tuesday 24th of December 2019

I will have to make some time for a few of these! Thanks for sharing, it really is so important!


Saturday 28th of December 2019

Thanks Sarah! Hope you have a Happy New Year!


Friday 6th of December 2019

It's super hard for me out here in MA! I know that an annual warm trip in January/February really makes a difference for me. As for daily life, vegetables for sure. Warm drinks, time by the fire, connecting with friends at least 1-2 a week (and they often get canceled because of snow or kid viruses). more books, and lots of movies.