1) Start taking a Vitamin D supplement. We get most of our Vitamin D from the sun, so our intake decreases when the weather is colder since we spend most of our time inside during the autumn/winter seasons. If you find that you are not getting outside much, a Vitamin D supplement can boost your mood and immune system! (You can get a Multivit Spray here)
2) Buy in-season food. Beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, aubergine, kale, pumpkin, broths, roasted squash, roots and sautéed dark leafy greens are all great choices.
3) Moisturise your skin. Harsh temperatures can make your skin dry. Also, you still should be wearing sunscreen.
4) Take some time to yourself. Autumn and winter are the Earth’s way of telling us to slow down. Start a journal or track your moods to get more in touch with how your feeling.
5) Stay active! It can be easy to just sit around all the time, but it’s important to get in some movement throughout the day. There are tones of youtube videos that show you how to get a workout in – even in a small student room.
6) Wear layers and protect your body from the dropping temperature. Make sure you have gloves, a scarf, ear muffs, a winter coat, warm socks, and snow boots!
7) Do some “spring cleaning” in the autumn. Clean out your closet, organize that drawer, and rid yourself of things you don’t need.
8) Keep a schedule. The cold months can seem to drag on and push us into isolation. Stay on track by scheduling time in your day to do things you like to do.
9) ‘Green Up’ your room! We spend 80% of our time indoors, yet indoor air pollution is a thing! Plants are nature’s first air purifier. They can help remove dangerous compounds from fuels, furnishings, and clothing.Touching soft and smooth plants may also make you feel calmer, according to the book Holistic Solutions for Anxiety & Depression.
10) Be kind to yourself. The holidays can cause weight gain, the shorter days can cause low mood, and the flu season can cause sickness. Listen to your body and give it what it needs, and don’t beat yourself up! Try reframing negative thoughts into positive ones.
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