Are your mood and health-related?
Now there’s scientific proof; the way you feel emotionally can directly impact how you feel physically.
If wintertime tends to be a challenging time, then this article is for you. Let us show you some of the best ways to recharge yourself. That way, you can stay happy and healthy.
What can you do to have a great winter, inside and out? Read on to find out.
1. Treat Yourself Daily
You should be finding ways to recharge yourself emotionally, every day. One of the best ways to do this is by treating yourself.
When we say treat yourself, we don’t literally mean eating something sugary. Instead, treating yourself means finding a way to do something special, just for you.
It’s easy to get so caught up in helping others achieve their goals that you forget about reaching your own. Since being energized and ready to go this winter is one of your priorities, you’ll need to keep yourself motivated. You can do this by carving out a little bit of time every day to do something you enjoy.
Treating yourself could mean listening to your favorite podcast, reading your favorite book, or making something extra tasty for dinner. The whole idea is that you have something to look forward to as you go throughout your day.
You can also do long-term things to make yourself happy. For instance, planning to stay at one of the different winter getaways, can give you something to look forward to.
For some, a nice hot cup of tea in the morning with a little bit of honey is all they need! Waking up and knowing that you’re going to enjoy your tea and your unique mug can help bring joy into your life. Green tea can be especially healing.
2. Don’t Forget the Greens
Green tea isn’t the only way to recharge this winter. You’ll also need to make sure you’re getting enough leafy greens in your daily diet.
Spinach, kale, collards, broccoli, and asparagus, are all super powerful. Incorporating these greens and a variety of other colored vegetables will do wonders for your energy levels. If you’re not a big fan of eating vegetables, then we suggest you try making smoothies.
You can get a lot of exciting vegetables into your smoothies. If you don’t like the taste, mask them with delicious fruit.
For instance, you could make a carrot pineapple mango smoothie. Another one of our favorites is a banana, peanut butter, spinach, and almond milk smoothie.
3. Recharge Your Mind
Next, you need to recharge your mind. Be kind to yourself by finding mindful moments. Some people choose to meditate to improve their mindfulness.
However, meditation isn’t the only route. Try sitting outside with your eyes closed and listening to the sounds around you. As you let the visual part of your brain (cerebral cortex) have a break, you’ll start to notice all sorts of sounds you didn’t realize were there. As you become more mindful, making healthy choices gets easier.
Recharge Yourself All Winter
There you have it! The best tips and tricks, so you can recharge yourself this winter season. Don’t let stress and poor eating habits bring you down. Instead, find ways to design a life that creates true joy.
Since taking care of yourself is the first step, start there. Choose one thing you can do for yourself tomorrow that’s special.
Whether it’s enjoying an extra special cup of tea or something else that makes you smile, make it a part of your daily routine. For more great tips, look at the rest of our site.