Warm and cosy blankets and throws
Try keeping them on hand for some serious relaxing on a sofa or chair, add blankets and cushions to your bed so you can get really snug or maybe just head to the sofa with your duvet and get comfy.
Soft and twinkling lighting
Winter is a perfect time to dim the lighting at home, lots of twinkly fairy lights, lamps and of course good old daylight. Try warm white bulbs or maybe retro-coloured lights, whatever you choose it adds the cosy feeling.
Grab a book or audio book
Take some time to explore a good book, maybe you could read to someone else or how about listening to spoken stories, you can find these on most of the music streaming apps and sites.
Teacups and Mugs for Comforting drinks
Get cosy and enjoy hot chocolate or a warming drink in your favourite mug, and of course you can add some cookies.
Whether you are inside or out, feeling warm and cosy can really lift your mood… fluffy jumpers and cosy socks are always great to have around. And layer up when you go outside.
Bring the outside in
Nature isn’t just nice to look at there are physical and emotional wellbeing benefits by being near nature, so why not try having some plants around your home. They help clean the air, are pretty and can give a sense of well being.
Music and films
Play music that makes you feel good, either relaxing tunes or something that gets you up singing and dancing. If you are into your films make time to watch some classic films and family favorites.
The simple things
Take some time to work out the things that make you feel calm and happy, it could be a walk, drawing, playing music or even things like painting your nails or sitting with your pet…if you can, try and make time in your everyday life to do these things.
Get better sleep
Can you use the colder months while you’re inside more to think about your sleep – Is there anything you can add to your routine or change to help you wind down and be ready for sleep?
Maybe you could move your bedroom around or declutter it, make it smell nice? Try to avoid your phone for 30 – 60 minutes before you go to bed and do something else like colouring, journaling, listening to music or some relaxing stretches…