11 Awesome Tips For Self Care In Winter



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. Self care is so important we need 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 for self care tips that’s sure to chase away the winter blues.



11 Self Care Tips


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 asrelaxing. 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. Takeyour 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 and 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 tolook 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 are 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 
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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 slidejust because the seasons have changed and it’s dark and cold. At this time youneed to show more self love than ever.

You are worth it.



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5 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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  5. I love your ideas. Being curled up under a blanket with a hot drink is my favourite thing this time of year.

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