5 Ways to Support Your Wellness Through Winter


The winter is coming, and with it, there will be darker nights and colder days. Without the daily sunshine and inspiring summer activities, there's a danger we will slip into a low mood. To avoid this and to support our wellness instead, look at the tips below. There is sure to be something on the list that catches your attention and gives you an idea. 


Journaling is a seriously underrated way to support your wellness. It's underrated, probably, because people don't know how to make the most of it. There are preconceived ideas that you have to write many pages of personal details, but it doesn't have to be like that. Journaling these days comes in many forms: bullet journals, dream journals, reflective journals, travel journals, the list goes on. By journaling regularly, you keep track of your life, but you also gain a valuable perspective on it that can serve you well. 

Writing Stories 

If you're feeling creative, why not take some of the details from your journal and make up fictional stories. It's a fun activity and easy to do if you know how - see the link for more details. Using your imagination to create new characters and worlds helps to process your creative energy and makes you feel better. You don't have to do anything with the stories or show them to anyone, but if you want to, why not join a creative writing class. It's the perfect thing to do during the winter months. 

Mindfulness Practice 

Mindfulness practice takes many forms. You can simply pay attention to any activity you are presently engaged with, or make it a more formal practice, like a walking meditation, or a breathing one. You can also practice mindful drawing and coloring in, using books from: https://www.pennydellpuzzles.com/coloring/

They are an excellent way to get into a space of mindfulness and forget time and stress for a while. Why not put some music on, light a candle, and play with one of these zen coloring books now and again – it's more pleasant than mediocre television.

Movement Meditation 

Mindfulness meditation is excellent for your mental and emotional states, so is movement meditation, but this is also good for your physical body and energetic balance. So what is it? Put simply it is yoga, or other light forms of movement such as Tai Chi, swimming, or walking. These light movement activities are very good for unlocking stress and blocked energy. Following a short session of this, your mind will feel clearer, and you will feel more like your old self again.

A Hearty Diet 

Winter is a cold and brisk time of year. The weather and darkness make us want to retreat into our homes and hibernate. Sometimes this is the best thing to do, but you want to stay healthy at the same time. In these winter months, heavy nourishing foods are good to eat. Foods like potatoes, pumpkin, warm soup with crusty bread, and of course hot chocolate. Make yourself a hearty meal regularly throughout the winter months to stay warm and cheerful. 

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