The sun’s hidden behind the clouds, the days are shorter and the cold weather compels you to stay inside. But staying positive and overcoming the tendency to fall into low spirits can help your well-being and state of mine.
Written by Jordan Dalziel, PR and Marketing apprentice at Changeworks Communications. The 19-year-old recently completed a Level 3 Business Diploma at Stafford College and is now working towards a Level 4 Diploma in Public Relations, with the support of the PRCA and her Changeworks colleagues. Jordan assists with Embodied Living’s social media and e-newsletters.
It may not be easy to keep your energy and optimism up like in the summer, but I would like to share my four top tips to make it a lot easier.
Exercise your mind and body – Regular exercise is sure to give you the energy boost you need. It helps you to release inner tensions, anxiety and stress. You will also feel more relaxed and positive.
Take up a new hobby – Find something you have been interested in doing or a new adventure that is totally off your radar! This is a great way to meet new people, new surroundings and keep you positive during the winter period.
Organise and tidy up – Don’t wait for the spring clean period – start tackling the home projects you keep putting off. Clear out your wardrobe, drawers and cupboards – even donate unwanted items to charity. Start the clear out before the long summer nights call you.
And remember it’s almost Christmas! – Don’t be a scrooge, but don’t let others attitudes affect your own happiness. Keep as cool as the temperature outside, spend time with your family and friends, eat well and look forward to the festive day!