5 Cozy Ideas for Winter Self Care

Winter is such a love-it-or-hate-it time of year. For some of us, winter is snowflakes, hot chocolate and cable-knit sweaters. For others, it’s dry skin, cold feet and getting up early to scrape the windshield.

Whether you’re looking forward to autumn leaves turning to frost-adorned branches or counting down the days till spring, it’s impossible to argue that winter doesn’t come with its own set of challenges. Dark winters can take their toll, physically, mentally and emotionally. Fortunately, we have some whole-body self care ideas that will help see you through.

1. Try restorative yoga.

Winter might be the hardest time of year to get moving, but it’s as vital as ever. If your body starts to feel heavy and tired from a lack of exercise, try engaging in astretching or yoga practice on a daily basis.

2. Embrace hibernation.

Winter is a wonderful opportunity to retreat inward and enter “rest and reflect” mode. If the sun going down at 5 p.m. makes you want to bundle up in pajamas and enjoy a bowl of soup on the couch, you’re not the only one. Winter was made for cozy moments like this!

woman holding hot drink by fireplace

3. Start dry brushing.

Cold temperatures and dry winter air have the tendency to suck the moisture right out of our skin.Dry brushing can help remedy this by boosting circulation, stimulating the lymphatic system and removing dead skin.Follow with a coconut oil massage. It’ll feel delicious!

4. Get festive.

Whether or not you enjoy the holidays, there is something truly special about celebrating the changing seasons. Start by making your home smell more festive━ light a beeswax candle, warm cinnamon sticks on the stove━ or turning on a seasonal playlist.

5. Warm your belly.

Feel chilled to your bones?Indulge ina nourishing hot drink. We especially love thisHormone-Balancing Hot Chocolateand thisTurmeric Chai Latte. Bonus points if you make one for a friend and go for a long walk outside.

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Andrea S9 days ago

bundling up and going for a walk before bed to beat cabin fever is one of my self care practises :) cabin fever gets real for me in the winter!

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