Winter self care can often, unknowingly, be put on the back burner during the hustle of life.
Do you work a full time job? Maybe two?
Are you a parent trying to juggle yours and your child’s responsibilities?
Have you packed your plate a little…too full?
Do you think there isn’t enough time in the day or money in the budget to give yourself a little extra, love?
Follow these three simple steps for an easily do-able self care routine during the months of shorter days and chilly air:
3 Ways To Recharge
- Simple stretches each morning- or yoga for the more limber and adventurous.
- Meditate, or reflect on one positive aspect of your day.
- Challenge yourself to go to bed 30 minutes earlier each night.
Winter is for hibernation – to come back within the walls of your home and rest and recharge your body.
3 Ways to Rehydrate
- Consider a multivitamin. To help in replenishing your body from anything you are lacking during the cold months.
- Prioritize hydrating foods and liquids. Warm homemade soups or winter flavor infused teas are a great way to stay hydrated while also treating yourself to something “feel good.”
- Create an oil regimen for each night. A facial oil, hair oil and body oil. During these winter months it is easy to dry out. Adding this to your winter self care routine will help your overall skin’s health and nightly relaxation.
Some of the top oils for skin and hair health are:
3 Ways To Replenish
- Make it a point to reach out and catch up with family or friends at least once a week.
- Prioritize at least 15-30 minutes a day on something that brings you joy. (Reading, writing, exercising , etc.)
- Try something new you’ve always wanted to do!
Replenishing your soul daily even in small ways can help combat seasonal depression and cabin fever in HUGE ways!
The 3 R’s of winter self care are easy to follow and can allow you to emerge from winter a new you!
With this, ready to take on the warmer months, longer days and new beginnings.
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Love, light and a little grace…
Olivia Whalen is mama to three young girls who is devoted to creative learning, exploration and free range imagination. Olivia enjoys thinking outside of the box when it comes to preparing homemade baby food or meals for her family. She most enjoys allowing the little minds in her life to flourish and with that you will see her write about creative kid crafts, recipes that fit a family budget and keep everyone asking for more, tips and tricks for a tiny babe, and beginner homesteader fun! Some of her hobbies include gardening, hiking, reading, cooking or just basking in motherhood.