Today is officially the shortest day of the year. While that thought may cast an image of darkness in the mind, I like to think of it in a positive way. Starting tomorrow, the days will slowly become longer and longer. The sun will flirt with the earth, waking up earlier in the morning and lingering for a few extra moments before it bids the day goodnight. Winter is upon us, but we know that spring is just around the corner, waiting to warm our skin again. Here’s some inspiration for the winter months you may find useful.
When you wake up in the morning, take a few minutes to let your mind and body adjust to being awake before you get out of bed. while breathing deeply, consciously stretch every muscle in your body, starting with your toes and working your way up until you reach the muscles in your face. First stretch yourself out, then begin your day.
This may seem like a given, but oftentimes we’re so rushed in the morning that we don’t get a chance to enjoy a full meal before beginning our day. After fasting for hours while we sleep, our bodies need plenty of nutrients in order to operate at their maximum potential. If you need too, wake up just a little bit earlier, fix yourself a healthy breakfast, and enjoy every bite of it.
Water is crucial for proper functioning of organs in our bodies, which are naturally made of 60% water. Dehydration is a big contributor to feeling fatigued, so make sure you're getting enough water every day.
Laughter is the best medicine, it may sound simple but it's so true. Laughter stimulates endorphins much like exercise. Take some time to watch your favourite show or comedy films and let yourself laugh out loud, It's the easiest and most effective way to make yourself feel better.
The benefits of aromatherapy are endless and provide you with energy. Exposing your nose to scents like lavender, eucalyptus or vanilla will awaken your senses and keep you alert.
Getting your heart rate up and breaking a sweat is a sure way to raise serotonin and endorphin levels, this will be especially beneficial if you do it in the morning.
The Warmth of Colour
Wear and surround yourself with warm colours. Yellow, orange, and red can stimulate your mood greatly.