We can all get a little down in the Wintertime. Well, not if you live in a warm sunny climate, but here in the Northeast, it can be a bit of a challenge. Cold, dark, shorter days; and now amidst the Covid Pandemic, even more isolation.
But don’t let the cold Winter months stress you out! We need to actively do our part to make sure we don’t let the Winter stresses affect us! Here are a few simple hints to help keep your spirits up during Wintertime!
Find a Sunny Spot
Find a warm sunny spot in your home and bask in the sunlight that’s coming through your window. You get a lot of warmth from it and it also warms your spirits! My dog Oliver does it everyday! It’s so nice to see him basking in the sun and enjoying his sunny nap as he lays near Mommy while she’s working!
And add a little Creative Visualization to the experience, as we do in our audio download “Relax Right Now”! Close your eyes and imagine you’re lying on a warm, sunny beach, feeling the warmth of the sun and imagining the sounds of the ocean and the seagulls flying by. If you like you can find audio recordings of those sound effects online to enhance your “beach” experience.
Keep an Eye on Your Vitamin D Levels
Missing out on the sunlight can not only affect your spirits, but can affect your physical health as well. Low Vitamin D levels, sometimes common in Winter, can have various negative effects on your health. Be sure to check with your doctor and make sure you don’t have a deficiency. If so, he or she may prescribe a Vitamin D supplement.
Candles Warm Our Spirit
There’s something about candlelight that really warms our spirit! Especially those scented with lavender or other relaxing scents, so use them frequently. And if you’re fortunate enough to have a fireplace, indulge and enjoy! If you don’t have one, there are many amazing electric ones that you can purchase. That warmth and light will lessen Winter’s chills for sure!
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