11 Winter Wellness Tips for a Woman to Thrive

Are you looking to thrive instead of just getting by this winter? Winter is coming so get inspired to make small consistent changes this winter that will help you look and feel great. It really is all about self care. Don’t give into feelings of tiredness and poor physical and mental health that affects your winter mood. Women’s wellness is all about thriving in every season of each year.

Most of these 11 winter wellness tips are self care tips for a woman to thrive that only require a few minutes of your time. But if you do them every day you’ll begin to see positive changes in your mood, physical and mental wellbeing. Let this wintertime be all about a wellness lifestyle that embraces physical, emotional and mental wellness.

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1. Write in a gratitude journal every morning or evening.

This is a quick way to switch your mindset from a negative one to a positive one. See the good.

2. Go outside in the morning, at lunch, or after work.

Breathing fresh air will calm your nerves and lift your mood. Going for a walk really does make a big difference in how you feel. It doesn’t have to be a long walk, just a few minutes. One of the best ways to beat the winter blues is to get outside daily.

Winter Wellness Tips for a Woman to Thrive

3. Stay hydrated.

There are so many health benefits to drinking water, such as maximizing your physical performance, significantly affecting your energy levels and brain function, helping to prevent and treat headaches, helping and preventing digestive issues such as constipation and indigestion, and helping with weight loss. And the list could go on.

Drink water or tea throughout the day. Avoid sugary drinks as these cause spikes and drops in your blood sugar which will affect your mood. For tips to drink more water, click here.

4. Moisturize with body cream, balm, or ointment after a shower.

Keeping skin hydrated helps our skin stay healthy. Just after we shower, our pores are open due to the heat. Use this time to moisturize with skin cream, balm or ointment to help skin stay hydrated throughout the day.

5. Add simple pleasures or luxuries to everyday life.

Take a long hot bath, complete with bath salts, face, and hair masks. Wrap up in a soft robe or hot towels straight out of the dryer. Seek out and try a new restaurant nearby. Meditate. Read a good book. Even if you only have time to read a few chapters, take time out to dive into a good book.

Winter Wellness Tips for a Woman to Thrive

6. Digital Detox.

In the winter, when it’s colder and the days are shorter and we’re inside more, it’s far easier and more tempting to spend more time on social media. Well it may be a surprise to you but social media is not good for your mental health. It fills you up with other peoples ‘perfect’ lives and leaves you envious and feeling not good enough. Take one or two days a week and switch off all digital devices.

7. Add humour to your day.

Collect funny memes, movies, books to add laughter to your day. Find a few simple items, such as photos, greeting cards or comic strips, that make you chuckle. Then hang them up at home or in your office, or collect them in a file or notebook. Keep funny movies, TV shows, books, magazines or comedy videos on hand for when you need an added humor boost.

Look online at joke websites or silly videos. Listen to humorous podcasts. The Mayo clinic says laughter has both short term and long term health benefits such as improving your immune system, relieving pain, and soothing tension. In the winter when colds and the flu are more frequent, strengthening our immune systems is a needed thing.

8. Move your body.

Stretch for a few minutes every hour. Get your heart rate up whether it’s doing a workout or going for a brisk walk. Exercise improves your mood and raises your energy levels.

Winter Wellness Tips for a Woman to Thrive

9. Dress in brighter colors.

Colours have the power to affect our emotions and mood. Warm tones such as reds and oranges are vibrant and energizing while cool colours such as blues and light greens calm us. And grey–mother nature’s favourite colour in winter—is depressing.

10. Invest in plant or flower therapy.

Plants and flowers are known to be effective in reducing stress, improving our ability to focus, and making us feel happy. During winter you’re inside for longer periods and plants help to optimize and clean the air! Nurturing a plant and being surrounded by greenery is good for the soul. Buy some flowers from the grocery store or visit a greenhouse.

11. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

Eating 5 or more servings of fruits and veggies daily has been linked to a higher level of mental well-being. Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables will ensure you get all the essential vitamins and minerals you need.

Winter Wellness Tips for a Woman to Thrive

What’s your favorite winter wellness tip?

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