Winter can take its toll on us all, can’t it? The weather is dreary and cold, the nights descend upon us far quicker than usual and we aren’t exactly the social butterflies we were just months earlier during the summer. We can’t wait to get home from work and jump into our warm cozy bed with a book and a cup of tea… It seems like the only way to soothe our Winter blues…
But the problem with that is that we become an outsider and our social life goes completely down the drain. Getting out of your comfy onesie or PJ’s at the weekends seems like the most disgusting idea ever and brushing your hair if you’re just staying inside doesn’t even come up on your radar.
Ways to Ditch the Winter Blues and Feel Fabulous
But there comes a point where you need to start feeling great about yourself again. You might have gained a little extra unwanted weight over the Christmas period (who can blame you? Those pigs in blankets are at fault though) and you might be feeling a little down in the dumps. Fear not ladies, follow these simple steps and you’ll be back to feeling your usual fabulous self in no time.
Get a Makeover
Who doesn’t love a good make over? They are a fantastic way to cheer yourself up and what’s great is that you get a gorgeous end product too! You can experiment yourself and find your new look for next year and if you’re not looking for a huge transformation then you can make some little changes. If you’re feeling bored with the current hairstyle you’ve had for years then consider switching it up and changing the style or colour.
If you’re looking for some inspiration then pile up on beauty mags or check out looks online. You don’t need to be a professional to do your makeup to a high quality these days thanks to the very talented makeup vloggers out there sharing all their tips and tricks. You really can transform yourself overnight with the help of a few new products and some well delivered makeup advice. If you really want to go all out then you can hire the professionals to come and do it for you instead.
Take a Pamper Day
There is nothing more rewarding to your body than a pamper day. There are so many cheap ways you can pamper yourself without needing to spend too much at all. Run a bath and add your favourite bath bomb or take a long hot shower to relax your muscles.
Grab your dressing gown and don’t change from it once. Put your favourite music on (create a playlist so you don’t have to keep changing the song), light your favourite scented candles and detox your body with a green tea. If being super healthy isn’t your thing then make yourself a creamy hot chocolate and warm yourself up that way.
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Once you’ve had a long bath, exfoliate your skin, treat your feet and then finish it all off with a gorgeous pedicure.
Go on a Shopping Spree
If there’s one way to instantly feel good about how you look then it’s to get some new clothes. You’ll instantly feel better about yourself and you’ll have quick results. If you’re feeling like your wardrobe it a little outdated then get yourself out onto the highstreet to splurge on some new clothes. Alternatively, if you want to stand out from the crowd then you can get make all your purchases online and have them delivered straight to your door. Check out www.madisonlosangeles.com/designers if you’re looking to be spoiled with choice.
Hit the Gym
If you’re feeling bad about yourself because you’re not squeezing into your favourite numbers then that is the indication you need to get to the gym and work it off. You’ll feel so much better about what you see in the mirror and you’ll be less lethargic and full of energy once you start getting active and eating right.
Get Social Again
You might be feeling a little blue because you haven’t spent enough time with your loved ones. During the cold months it’s easy to just lock yourself away and snuggle up in bed with your favourite films, but that’s not good for you at all. You still need to be socialising and having conversation with others as that’s what will stimulate your brain. Locking yourself away from everyone is really unhealthy so get yourself out of bed, dressed and ready to greet the world.
Try a New Hobby
You might be feeling a little glum because you have nothing to look forward to. Aside from work and the daily norm, there might not be anything you’re doing other than returning home to do the chores. A great, easy way to inject some excitement and happiness into your life is to take up a new hobby. It can be a physical one which will leave you feeling refreshed and less tired, but you can opt get into a creative hobby. The great thing about doing something creative is that you can even make money from it. If you learn how to make handmade items, you can advertise on Facebook and you may be surprised by how many friends you have that are interested in what you have to offer.
If you’ve never tried meditation then perhaps now is the time to start. Get in touch with your zen side and you’ll start to feel much more relaxed and in control of your life. Taking time out of your extremely busy life is a fantastic way to get a good outlook on what’s wrong and will indicate to you how to fix it.
Let Your Hair Down
If you haven’t met with the girls for a few cocktails and some loud music in a while then now is the time. It’s not something we all want to be doing every week like we did in our younger days but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do it every now and again. Fish out your best outfit, put your new makeover skills to use and head out for a night of fun and giggles with your closest friends.
How do you get past the Winter blues?
Leave your suggestions in the comments, I’d love more ideas!