We Get Restless In Winter Months
Sometimes you don’t have a choice but to stay inside. While it’s nice to stay in bed a little longer, too many days spent cooped up can lead to cabin fever. Here are a few steps you can take to stay healthy and feel your best.
Embrace Gratitude Research has proven being grateful is good for your health. Gratitude helps you refocus on what you have instead of what you lack. Count your blessings and create a happiness reserve to reduce stress and combat depression. Practice every morning and notice how it can change your outlook in just one week.
Be More Active Exercise everyday, make a routine and stick to it even if it’s just vacuuming or taking a quick stroll around the house. Try somehting different? You don’t have to run a marathon to get your body moving. Moderate amounts of exercise release enough chemicals into the brain to support the ability to concentrate, avoid distraction, balance mood, and remain alert.
Make Sleep a Priority Reduced daylight in winter can throw off your circadian rhythm. Your wake cues are numb and your sleep cues are exagerated. You can’t be your best if you are exhausted, and good sleep is fundamental to our overall health. So, try to keep the same schedule everyday, get up early, open the blinds, take in as much daylight as you can, and go to sleep at the same time every night.