Winter is on the way now, and something that we all need to do in these months is take care of ourselves. Making sure that we all take care of ourselves is particularly important at this time of the year – here are some of the things that could help you…
What you put into your body has a significant effect on your mind. Foods that are heavily processed will often contain a lot of things that are bad for you, and too much sugar and salt. Try to include as much fruit and vegetables as possible in your diet. At this time of the year there are lots of tasty root vegetables around, and you can make these into nourishing stews and soups that are perfect for a winter’s evening.
Boosting your immune system is important, particularly at this time of the year, and berries like elderberries are very good for providing your immune system with the vitamins that it needs. You need to cook them beforehand however as they can cause tummy upsets when eaten raw.
As well as what you eat, think about what you drink. Alcohol has many negative effects on the body, and as Christmas party season approaches, now might be a good time to think about cutting down on alcohol. The body needs plenty of water in order to function well, so make sure that you are getting this hydration in. You could even have a go at making your own smoothies which are packed with goodness and a great start to your day.
SAD -seasonal affective disorder can be a problem for many people over the winter, so don’t neglect your mental health especially at this time of the year. Spend time doing things like yoga and meditation which can calm and relax the mind. You could also do arts and crafts – perfect for the winter months when we all spend more time indoors. Knitting kits like this https://www.woolcouturecompany.com/collections/knitting-kits for example are a great way to get into knitting which helps to calm the mind and even lower the blood pressure! It is also a good way to create cosy winter warmers like hats and blankets to get us through the cold days!