Cosy Self Care For A Winters Day



During this cold weather we just want to snuggle up and have a cosy day. Here are some great ideas for self care that’s sure to chase away the winter blues.




Self Care For Winter


It’s that time of year again. The days are 
 colder, shorter, and a little bit harder to bear. It is so important to be kind to 
ourselves and nourish our soul during 
these dark winter months. 

Low mood is much more common at this time of year. This is thought to be due to 
the lack of natural sunlight, which affects
our daily body rhythms.

We are much more likely to want to stay 
indoors during winter. Relaxation and 
rest are great for the soul but make sure 
you don’t sleep the winter months away.
Try to balance rest and activity. By all 
means stay inside during the coldest 
times, but try to be as productive as 
possible.

Here are some great ideas for self care 
that’s sure to chase away the winter 
blues.



Plenty of hot drinks


There’s nothing better than curling up 
with steaming hot cup on a cold day.
So grab your favourite mug and treat 
yourself to your favourite hot drink.
The possibilities are endless. Coffee, 
cocoa, warming teas that are perfect for winter. My favourite at the moment is this gorgeous hot cinnamon spice tea the cinnamon and cloves make it perfect for the festive season.  then there's everybodys favourite winter warmer hot chocolate. 
Don’t forget the marshmallows!


Wrap up and go for a walk


Being invigorated is just as important as
relaxing. So put on your scarf, gloves, 
hat, and warmest coat, and go for a brisk 
walk. 
Fresh air has so many benefits and 
the winter sun is always beautiful. Take
your dog, if you have one, walk with 
friends, or go alone and use the time to
think.
I love walking in autumn and winter. The 
crunchy leaves, the beautiful colours and 
the chance to wear as many layers of 
clothing as possible.



Wear comfortable clothing


Go shopping, indulge yourself and buy 
some new comfy clothes and fluffy 
blankets. 
Winter clothes are the best. Cosy jumpers
wool socks, fleece pyjamas and of course 
everyone’s favourite furry boots.
Wrap up, keep warm, stretch out in front 
of the fire, and grow pleasantly drowsy. 
Perfect on a cold winters day.



Self care for winter. It’s that time of year again. The days are colder, shorter, and a little bit harder to bear. It is so important to be kind to ourselves and nourish our soul during these dark winter months. Here are some great ideas for self care that’s sure to chase away the winter blues.




Curl up with a book


In order to rest, relax and destress, how 
about grabbing some soft cushions, a 
fluffy blanket, and curl up with a book 
in your comfiest chair.
Reading is a great way to calm your 
mind. I do this often and I completely 
lose myself in the story. I cherish this 
time, even if it’s for as little as 30 
minutes as it gets me out of the real
world, if only for a short while.



Light some candles


Compensate for the winter darkness by 
lighting some scented candles. This is
my favourite thing to do after a long day 
at work. It feels so cosy and is so good
for your wellbeing.
You can get some great candles for relaxation. My favourite soothing scents
are lavender, eucalyptus, camomile, and
jasmine.
I am loving the Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine range great after a long day at work.


During this cold weather we just want to snuggle up and have a cosy day. Here are some great ideas for self care that’s sure to chase away the winter blues.




Treat yourself


You know what they say, a little bit of 
what you love.... 
On miserable winter days, cheer yourself 
up by indulging in your favourite sweet
treats. No matter if it’s cake, pudding, 
cookies, or candy, a little will do you no 
harm. As far as I’m concerned, nothing 
solves a problem like chocolate!
Comfort foods like pies, soups and stews 
are also great at this time of year.


Self care for winter. It’s that time of year again. The days are colder, shorter, and a little bit harder to bear. It is so important to be kind to ourselves and nourish our soul during these dark winter months. Here are some great ideas for self care that’s sure to chase away the winter blues.



Pamper yourself


Make a day of it. Have a lovely hot bath,
exfoliate, moisturise, paint your nails, or
soak your tired feet. Show some self love
and boost your self esteem.
Better still, invite some friends round and 
have a pamper party. Although spending 
time alone is great, being with friends 
family has enormous benefits. Interacting
with others boosts confidence and can 
help reduce any stress we may feel.


Make your surroundings as comfortable as possible


There are many things you can do to 
make your home a haven of comfort 
for winter. Have good lighting, add warm 
colours and hang beautiful pictures on 
the walls. Declutter and keep things 
fairly simple. 

Add cushions, throws and blankets to 
sofas and chairs. Plants and flowers will
make the room feel welcoming. An open
fire is always great where possible but 
lots of candles will work too.

Surround yourself with things you love. 
For example, if you are an avid reader 
include a bookcase.


Self care for winter. It’s that time of year again. The days are colder, shorter, and a little bit harder to bear. It is so important to be kind to ourselves and nourish our soul during these dark winter months. Here are some great ideas for self care that’s sure to chase away the winter blues.


Be kind to your skin



The colder months can have an adverse 
affect on your skin, so it is important to
look after it.
The winter weather strips the skin of 
moisture, and heating in our homes pulls 
moisture out of the air. All of this causes 
skin to be extremely dry, which results in
tightness, itchiness, flaky and possible
redness.

Luckily there are things that you can do
to help. Always moisturise after washing 
and avoid products with petroleum based
ingredients. Wear scarves and gloves 
when outside to protect the skin, invest in 
a humidifier for your home and ensure 
you are properly hydrated.


Take the time to think and be thankful


Try to stop rushing around so much and 
take the time to spend alone with your 
thoughts. This helps you put things into
perspective and calms the mind. 
Take time to think about the things you 
thankful for. 
Gratitude is thought to improve 
psychological health and help reduce 
toxic emotions. A good way to practice 
this is to keep a journal. Get yourself a 
pretty notebook and write down 3 things 
you are thankful for each day. 
Read more about keeping a journal 
here and get this amazing mental health journal guide using discount code linsey15.


Self care for winter. It’s that time of year again. The days are colder, shorter, and a little bit harder to bear. It is so important to be kind to ourselves and nourish our soul during these dark winter months. Here are some great ideas for self care that’s sure to chase away the winter blues.



Be productive 


When the weather is bad and you are 
stuck indoors, use your time wisely.
Try making something. Bake a cake, knit 
a scarf, paint a picture or do some 
sewing.
Being productive has various benefits. It 
cuts away at boredom, keeps your mind 
active and gives you a sense of 
achievement. Check out my top productivity hacks here.


Just remember, don’t let self care slide
just because the seasons have changed 
and it’s dark and cold. At this time you
need to show more self love than ever.

You are worth it.



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4 comments:

  1. What great tips! I love reading with hot chocolate on a cold day.

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  2. These are the best kind of winter days!

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  3. I love drinking tea all year around but it's like winter is the right season to do it with cozyness and happiness. :-) Thank you for sharing.

    Lucie | www.thequietmind.eu

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  4. I love all of your tips: cozy self care is my favorite kind of self care :)

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