The Winter months can be a challenging time for many. Days are shorter, nights become longer, and the temperature drops. We know that the winter months and shorter days can really affect our mood and wellbeing. Most of us are affected by seasons changing in some way, and it’s normal to feel a bit sluggish during the winter. The Winter season can induce stress, anxiety, and loneliness for many. It can be associated with greater feelings of isolation and loneliness, especially around Christmas and New Year. We might feel that things we normally do are a struggle. As we continue through winter, it’s a good idea to think about the simple things we can do to look after our mental health:
It’s been shown time and time again that connecting with others is good for our mental health and making an effort to remain connected can really help to ward off the winter blues.
We know that being outdoors throughout the colder months can be challenging however exposure to natural daylight whenever possible on brighter days can have a real positive impact on our emotional wellbeing. While you may not feel like it at the time being active can be very effective in lifting your mood and increasing your energy levels.
Winter brings some wonderful things for us to appreciate, numerous studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present, and savouring ‘the moment’ directly enhances your well-being.
Why not use the winter season to learn something new? Anecdotal evidence suggests that the opportunity to engage in work or educational activities particularly helps to lift our mood.
Giving has an in-built effect on our mood research into actions for promoting happiness has shown that committing an act of kindness once a week over a six-week period is associated with an increase in well-being. As saying goes: “the more you give the more you get back”
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