I often find January the worst of the winter months. Christmas is over and the lights go down and yet January can often be darker and more miserable. This Christmas I managed to escape the dreaded teacher bug. But now January has hit I’ve gone down with all manner of coughs and colds. So here are my self care tips to get you through January and beyond.
Self care tips – Eat well
Choose dishes with lots of fresh veggies in. Try and eat as fresh as possible and if you can cook from scratch. If you are really poorly get someone else to do it. Go for slow release carbohydrates like porridge. Avoid alcohol and things like chocolate. I know they seem like the thing you want, but they are not thing you need.
Looking for an extra boost – try adding some spirulina in your diet.
I’m not a big fan of taking supplements, but sometimes I need a boost and I find Berocca can help me get fitting fit again quicker.
I know this is almost the hardest one to do. Especially when your juggling work, the kids and an every growing to do list. But it is really worth it. I have set myself aside twenty minutes a day to read a book and I have felt the benefits enormously. Not only with my health because I’m relaxing, but also with my mind. I’m finding it much easier to sleep. As I tend to read in the evening and winding down was hard for me.
Keep warm when heading outside, make sure you wear a scarf to keep your throat warm and something to cover your ears. There is nothing worse than ear ache on top of a cold!
When indoors, comfort yourself with a blanket on the sofa and perhaps wrap yourself up in your dressing gown.
Self care tips from other bloggers
Victoria from www.healthyvix.com
Remember to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. It can be trickier in the winter as we don’t feel as thirsty, but still important to drink plenty to prevent headaches, stay alert, keep energy levels up and great for skin too!
Sarah from www.lifeinabreakdown.com
Make sure you make some you time and pamper yourself, no matter if it’s bubble bath, facemask, some time doing some colouring or watching a funny movie – do something you love!