How’s it going over there? You doing alright?
Even here in Southern California, winter weather is officially upon us and cold and flu season is settling in.
When the days are short and the weather is frosty, it can be tempting to go into hibernation mode. So, I thought I’d send you a few simple reminders of how to stay energized, nourished, fit, and happy despite the cold and dark days of winter.
Stay active. It may be the easiest time of year to blow off a workout, but every little bit of movement can help give you a boost.
Soup’s on! Salads may not sound very good these days, but simple homemade soups made with seasonal veggies like root vegetables and leafy greens are full of nutrients and comfort.
Get some sun. Even though sunlight may be limited and the temperature’s cold, it’s important to spend some time outdoors. Sunlight boosts our mood, wards off depression, and helps with sleep.
Rest well. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep at night, even when things are busy. Sleep helps your body and mind reset and repair.
And if things are feeling especially wonky and overwhelming, say “no” to what you can and take a pajama day! We all need an occasional lazy day from time to time.
Take good care,