Beating the Winter Blues

In the winter, a lot of people start to find they suffer from low mood, feelings of depression, and lethargy. This is often due to the fact that we do not get as many hours of daylight and our brains then don’t produce as many chemicals that naturally make us feel better.

The low light also leads to us feeling sleepier and like much of the natural world we might feel like just curling up and sleeping much more than we did in the summer.

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In the winter it is important to pay particular attention to our mental wellbeing for this reason. There are lots of things that you can do to combat these feelings and feel better throughout the winter months. Here are some ideas.

Get the Right Vitamins – We need to make sure that our bodies get the good things in them to keep them healthy, especially in the winter when there are more bugs going around. Eating well and taking vitamin supplements is essential at this time of year for good health.

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Exercise – Getting exercise helps us to feel better and our bodies also get a boost as well. Even if you struggle with mobility, mobility aids like this can help you to get out there and enjoy a walk.

Practice Gratitude and Mindfulness – It is good to focus on all the good things in your life, both large and small. From family that you cherish, to a perfect cup of tea, write a list of all the things that you are grateful for each day.

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