Winter weather is exhausting. It’s tiring to feel cold all the time, be surrounded by grey clouds. The chill damp nature of winter leaves our bones begging for sustainable warmth. You find yourself longing for the summer and time just seems to drag on. But if you can make life more beautiful in this season, it will pass faster and feel better.So it seems to make sense to look to how other people around the world deal with these frigid seasons and then try their methods in our own days.
Limit your screen time
As a whole, our society forgets how important it is to rest our minds from our screen addicted culture. (this I say, while writing from a computer of course) But the point remains. We have a hard time turning off our screens. We likely spend half our day in front of a computer, then go home to zone out on TV and internet programming. This over works our eyes and causes us to be more tired and get poor sleep.
We tend to over 'yes' people and then find ourselves missing times of relaxation and needed stillness. When we say 'no' appropriately, we remind others and ourselves of our personal value and the self respect that should go along with it. You know what's going to benefit and drain you; it's ok to set those boundaries.
I know it might be grey and cold outside, but fresh air is so necessary! Get out your rain or snow gear and feel alive. Go for a hike, take a walk and move! The old weather puts on our system is countered by the deep breathing and increased circulation in the fresh air. I know it may be hard to get up the gusto, but it's worth it. Love yourself enough to make it happen.
New ways to get warm
Heat therapy does wonders for the cold body. Steam rooms and saunas offer a world of relief, relaxation and detoxification in this season of cold and flu. In many European countries, it's the norm to have a sauna in your home or apartment building. We haven't caught up as fast with that one, but it doesn't mean they are hard to find. Usually your local gym and fitness center will have an option for you. However, if this isn't an option, take a steam bath or shower at least twice a week to really sink some heat into your bones. An added bonus? Add some Eucalyptus Shower Spray to the steam and cleanse your bronchial passages.
Winter can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be miserable. Make the effort to care for yourself from the inside out - including your mind and practices. At Eurospa, we want to support your total health and are happy to answer any questions you might have about our high quality eucalyptus products.