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Preparing for Winter: Self-Care During the Shift in Seasons

November 3rd, 2013 • Posted by Dazzles • Permalink

The weather is beginning to change. It is a marker that winter is on its way and shorter days are ahead. We have some pointers that will help in this transition and ease you into the colder temperatures that are just around-the-corner.

Getting Physical

Exercise is always important no matter what time of the year it is. However, jogging or cycling outdoors may be limited, especially when the winter season rolls around and temperatures drop. That should not be a reason to tone down the exercise frequency or stop at all. Running the treadmill indoors or taking part of abdominal, arm, and leg exercises indoors is always an option. Even if you have the means, hitting up your local gym is always another alternative.

Eating healthy is equally important. Holidays that go hand in hand with the winter season, gifts packed with sweets and large dinner parties will always be a temptation, but maintaining self control and keeping your health in check should always be a top priority.

In an Emotional State

Although the weather outdoors may be cold and desolate, that doesn't mean you have to be the same way. Keep your emotions in check and don't let the brisk weather blues get you carried away. When the holidays approach and things get hectic with relatives coming over and social events that need to be planned, don't overload yourself. Keep things simple and realistic. Instead of trying to please others, think about what you would like yourself. That way you won't overwhelm yourself physically or drain yourself emotionally, trying to cater to everyone's demands and always worrying what they might think. In the end, all that really matters is that from start to finish you are still happy and calm.

Relax

Sometimes you just need to get away. Since enjoyable outdoor activities such as hiking or trips to the beach might be more limited, renting a comical movie or picking up a good read can be an indoor substitute. Try to steer away from activities such as shopping and eating out. Not only do they start creating a dent in your wallet, but they also can become a stressful event if self-control is not in check.

Sure, things like finances and schedules may prevent you from getting as far away as you want, but a mini-vacation to your favorite spa can be just as relaxing. Whether it's a massage or a simple indulgence like getting a mani-pedi, it'll help you relax and alleviate stress. Call and schedule an appointment today.