How to get through the winter (and even enjoy it !)

Winter is almost here and, for most of us, that is a sad realisation. It is easy to find yourself longing for the time where you could walk around half naked and fell the sun on your skin. BUT the “Summertime Sadness” ends NOW : Winter is coming, and Winter is cool !

If you’re a tiny bit like me, you’re used to pair the end of the year with cold, grey and depressing. But that’s in the past ! Preapere yourself to be blown away by how cool winter can actually be. Before that, though, let’s see what will get you through it ( by taking care of you physically and mentally).

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Taking care of your mind and your mood

Your joie de vivre can suffer a little during the cold months of the year. It’s scientifically proven, humans tend to be more depressed in the winter – fortunately this is not inevitable and you can fight this winter blues. Whether because of lack of light, ice or ice (this is my worst enemy: its ultimate goal to make you fall as many times as possible), I have the solution for you!

First mission: manage the sun that makes you miss. Having the sun playing hide-and-seek means that your vitamin C will suffer. To prevent your mood becoming too dark, I suggest you turn this lack of brightness into an advantage. As soon as the days begin to shorten, make your home as cozy as possible: put candles, install a light garland, the goal being that your room or your living room becomes as comfortable as possible.

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Then, attack the falling temperatures. In truth, there are many advantages (at random, you do not risk sweating if you walk more than ten minutes). In addition you can FINALLY wear big sweet sweaters, turtlenecks and sweatshirts in the effigy of your old school without shame. And that is priceless, believe me. Winter is the season of Christmas sweaters, big scarves and polar socks. Enjoy it thoroughly! Bonus point if you are a girl, you can put off your heels until the summer season.

At home, you can use the technique of the previous point: as soon as you step on your front door, you just have to roll in your plaid judiciously left on the couch. If you really are more ice than human being at this stage, I offer you my secret boot: the hot water bottle!

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Another very important aspect of winter (at least for me) is food. I bet your eyes shine just by imagining all you can swallow without guilt (after all, if you only wear sweatshirts, how could anyone guess if you took five pounds?) .

I do not know anyone (or almost) able to resist a fondue or raclette. In addition to being good, this meal warms you up, and it’s a good opportunity to meet up with your friends or family.

Soups are also a good classic after a hard day: the same is warm, and it’s easy to do.

The essential drinks of the season: tea, mulled wine, grogs and hot chocolates. I do not think I need to explain them further, they are self-sufficient. (Still, have you ever tasted Christmas tea?) No laugh, if you did not, I do not know what you’re waiting for.

If you still need to be convinced that winter is a bombshell, I remind you that there are things you can do only then.

Between New Year, winter sports (skiing, snowshoeing, …) and Christmas, you have something to do! The atmosphere of December is incredible: you have to decorate your house, find gifts that will please your loved ones, walk the streets full of festive lights and stroll in the markets.

With all this, your morale should be good!

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Second step: pamper your skin

In the winter, if you do not pay attention, your skin can quickly start hating you – I ended up learning it after years of not changing anything between summer and winter. In any case, you should concentrate your efforts on these three points:

Avoid dry skin

Look after your skin Do not skimp on moisturizing creams. This is particularly important if you wear skirts, because tights protect your legs less from the cold bite than trousers. You should have three tools to do this: a normal moisturizer, for the body, one for the face as well as a lip balm.

Side products, my darling is clearly the cream of 8 hours Elisabeth Arden, especially because I still have the annoying tendency to damage my lips in winter. This cream, which can be used as a lip balm and / or moisturizing cream, cares for just about anything. I use it mostly for the corners of the lips and chaps, and I have NEVER been disappointed. Clearly (as you can see) I put this product on a pedestal. Its only flaw: it is a bit expensive.

So, I have another recommendation for you if you’re broke: Burt’s bees lip balm.

Motivate yourself to play sports

Even if you feel good, holed up in your apartment, going out and moving is important. The sun is rare, so try to get the maximum. Motivate yourself by rewarding yourself: if you go for a hike in the cold, give yourself a sauna on your way home or just relax with your loved ones in front of the fireplace, for example.

(If you are more of a style to have trouble getting into the sport even in the summer, you can go see my article that explain and motivate you to put yourself in yoga).

Escaping diseases

As far back as I can remember, I never managed to survive a complete winter without getting sick. I do not despair of getting there someday, though. I think that by looking a little on the internet, you will find plenty of ideas to escape viruses. Here is my stone: I use Sylvie Pollien’s Blizzard solution, which I spray in my room every night, and I drink rosemary herbal tea to ward off cold snaps.

And you, do you like winter? What are your techniques for a good winter? Tell me everything in comment!

Be a part of the Jujubehappy V.I.P (or the Sunshine Family, I haven’t really settled down on a name) ! There is a virtual library full of free stuff, just for you. Inside, you can find and download checklists, worksheets, PDFs, guides and other personal development treasures to help you manage your stress, learn how to meditate, take care of you and much, much more ! To join the party, it’s right here.

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