Autumn is here!

Senior woman looking out of her kitchen window with a cup of tea in hand.

When the days get shorter, some people start feeling sad because they are stuck inside more. The winter months can be hard, but there are things to do to keep you moving, healthy and happy. Let’s check out a few ideas.

Feeling sad can often lend itself to overeating or stress eating. Keep mindful of the things you put in your mouth and don’t just rely on comfort food to make you feel better. A bad diet will actually keep your mood down, while healthy, seasonal choices will perk your mood up and make your body a lot more peppy.

Ever thought about having a humidifier? It’s a great thing to have during the cold, dry months. It adds moisture back to the air, prevents skin from being dry or dehydrated, reduces the risk of infections and the transmission of viruses and bacteria, and is also great for sinus health. It’s also time to switch on the essential oil diffusers. Eucalyptus, peppermint, or lemongrass are all relaxing and have great anti-bacterial properties.

Holing up and not getting out for weeks is the worst thing we can do for our physical and mental well-being. It leads to an even lower energy level, overeating, sleep pattern issues, and a generally darker mood. Plan fun winter programs, meet up with friends, get outside, and don’t just sit and binge on Netflix.

Winter doesn’t have to be depressing. Take the season by the horns and determine to make this one your best winter yet!