The hardest part of winter for most people is the lack of sunlight. After a while, the many days of a gloomy white winter sky can have an effect on your mood. Although the best fix for this is sunlight, you still have to go through those colder months. So to hopefully help, here are some tips on how to deal with less sunlight in winter!
Since you will be spending a lot of time indoors during the winter, creating a space that makes you happy is very important. This can be your whole place or just a little part of it. You can create a little cozy spot to read at the end of the day or a workspace that inspires you. It really is up to you. If you want to give your space a new feel or look, I find the easiest way to do that is with pillows and blankets.
Believe it or not, bringing the outdoors inside can make a big difference in your mood. Plants help purify the air, and it’s nice to have a reminder that warmer days are still to come. Most plants don’t require a lot of a lot of watering or attention during the cold months, so adding a few to your space is a great choice. Just make sure that you’ll still be able to care for them in the summer, and if not fake plants are great too. I highly recommend this book for finding which plant is best for you!
Now you are probably thinking that there’s no way you are going outside in the cold. But being out in nature is great for the body and mind, so give it a try! Even if it’s just for a few minutes, getting your body moving can do wonders for your mood. If it’s just too cold out, pick a few days a week to do some exercising indoors.
One of the best ways of adding some “sunshine” to your space is to have the right lighting. It may be as simple as buying a new lamp or changing your lightbulbs to brighter ones. If it’s a gloomy winter day, you might as well make the best out of it with some candles too. Candles are perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere, so light a few around your space to add some warmth!
With the weather being a bit gloomy, you might as well treat yourself! This could be anything from a pamper session one evening, adding a new item in your wardrobe, or just a cup of coffee on your way to work.
And those are some tips for dealing with the lack of sunlight in winter! Just remember that you have to go through winter in order to experience the warmth and beauty of spring.