It winter here in Australia and this week in Melbourne has been especially chilly!! I’m always going on about being organised and passing on tips on how to make your goals happen. Today I want to remind you that you can’t do any of that if you’re not taking care of yourself!
So from one busy bee to another here are some tips to make sure you stay fighting fit throughout winter.
Its harder to remember that you still need to drink a lot of water each day when its cold and you don’t necessarily feel thirsty. But drinking water helps your body to function all year round. Make sure you’re drinking 8 ounces (about 2 litres) every day!
Food for health and happiness
Winter is the perfect time for comfort food – but when you can try and put a healthy spin on it. I’m a huge fan of soup so I always throw tones of veggies into it. But you can do the same with pies, casseroles, and other family favourites.
Stay in touch
Make sure you make time to visit friends and family. It’s easy to let yourself cancel plans when its cold and wet out. Even if you make calls instead of visiting, make sure you check in with the important people in your life – they might need a chat too!
Keep your space clean
One tip I have been told to help you get better sooner when you catch a cold it to remove all evidence of being sick. Make sure tissues go in the bin, keep medication in boxes or out of sight. not having these constant reminders of your illness in your face will help you feel better sooner.
Retreat into a place that’s all your own. Lock the door, ignore the phone and just spend some time with yourself. I find meditation a great tool for getting rid of stresses and calming any anxiety. If that’s not for you maybe read a book or listen to your favourite music.
Fake it till you make it
Smile. Even if you don’t feel like it. Smiles can change your mood completely, they can pick you up and make a bad day good. And they’re free!
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Some things may seem important and crucial but in the big scheme of things is it really worth all the worry and negative energy?
Exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make you happy – bye bye winter blues and hello slim summer body preparation!