05, 01, 2016

Fighting winter blues

With a few more long weeks of winter ahead it can easily influence us to hibernate in all ways of our everyday life. If you’re not a winter person such as myself this time can be quite torturous, and yes, it can leave you feeling uninspired or unmotivated to do anything. But as anyone would say this is not the best way to start off any new year! These are some tips on how to stay on track of things and to never loose yourself at anytime in winter.

Keep a planner – We tend to get off schedule in winter especially during and even after the holidays. Keeping a daily planner will help you to not stray away from a normal routine. Instead of planning out what you’re going to do day by day, try to plan out an entire week so that if you need to make adjustments on that certain day it will be a lot easier. Personally I prefer an actual paper planner or agenda instead of an app on your phone but if that works better for you make sure to set it on notifications for daily reminders.

Exercise – Getting into a physical routine not only gets you a hot bod but is great for your overall being. When I’m feeling down or sluggish a workout can totally change my mood instantly, which is why I make sure to incorporate it into my everyday routine. If you aren’t a fan of repetitive workouts make sure to change it up every now and then so that you don’t get bored and stop. Also find what you love doing and what works best for you. I’ve been circulating dance, jump rope, and my recent love for Blogilates Pop Pilates.

Do something creative – In winter we end up staying indoors a lot more. To avoid getting cabin fever and going crazy use the right side of your brain and get creative! Colouring, making greeting cards, and using my photography skills has never let me down. If you have never tried to draw, paint, direct, or design now’s your chance to see what you’re capable of doing – you just might surprise yourself and even find a new talent or hobby!

Drink more water – This one may sound a bit random at first but many of us tend to overeat at this time of the year. With many cookies and other tempting treats leftover from the holidays a lot times we mistake hunger for thirst. Make sure to stay hydrated not only to keep your weight in check but to also keep your skin healthy in this very drying season. I always keep a big tumbler cup close by as a reminder to make sure I get the right amount of water intake daily.

If you have any other ways on how you keep away from winter blues do share! xo.

14 responses to “Fighting winter blues”

  1. Cat Forsley says:

    <3 <3 <3 happy new year xx

  2. iamserenel says:

    Happy New year Stacey, I love your get creative tip! I think that’s a lovely way to fight the winter blues 😀

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  3. Great tips! As soon as a mug of tea or glass of water is empty I’ve been making sure to refill it ASAP. It really does help your energy level. However, I’ve yet to brave the outside weather too much haha.


    • Stacey says:

      That’s great! I do the same as well and to help motivate me to drink more I bought a tumbler in a cute colour so I’d want to drink more :]
      Hahha I go out only if I have to but honestly I’m just looking forward to spring!!

  4. Ah I love Blogilates as well, I think just keeping active during winter is really important, but it can be really hard to get motivated when it’s freezing outside! It’s summer in Australia but even now it can be hard to find the motivation to exercise, I guess the freezing cold and boiling hot weather both aren’t the most conducive to exercise!


    • Stacey says:

      I’m following her Beginners 2.0 calendar and I just finished my first week and omg my body aches in places I didn’t think were possible! Hahah you’re right! When its boiling hot you’re already dying from the heat so exercise can also be the last thing on your mind!

  5. Nice photo 🙂
    Maria V.

  6. Raya Cordova says:

    I love this, very inspiring! 🙂

  7. I love this lol I need to all of the above!!
    great post love <3<3

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