Now that the holidays have come to an end, the tree is coming down and the stockings are being stored away until next year. And for many of us, the winter months can feel like a long stretch of darker days and chilly nights. But instead of letting the season dampen your spirits, employ one of these easy ideas to beat the winter blahs – and stay mentally fit.
Winter can be a challenging season – and not just because of harsher weather. Shorter days mean less sunlight, which can lead to feelings of depression. And since we’re spending even more time indoors, cabin fever can make us go stir-crazy. But there are also easy ways you can embrace the season – by getting cozy, bringing in light, and using scent to stimulate – that will help you make the most of winter, no matter where you are.
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A weighted blanket is a proven way to feel comforted and secure (it’s like a wearable hug!) This fuzzy fleece version will keep you warm and toasty all season. And if you haven’t tried one before I have to admit – they are pretty amazing, once you try it you’ll know what I am talking about.
BUY HERE for $49
2020 gave us a big ol’ slap in the face (metaphorically speaking) – so do yourself a favor and give your skin some much-needed love. Mixing together rose, lavender, and calendula, this facial steam will help enhance blood flow, eliminate impurities, and open up your pores for much-needed winter moisturizing.
BUY HERE for $20
Light Therapy Lamp
Anyone else feeling down lately with the time change and the days getting dark at around 4:30pm? Well, you are not alone and while we can’t change the clocks or the sun this little lamp can give you some much-needed light therapy. Simulating natural daylight, this circular lamp can help brighten up the darkest of days- and enhance your mood and wellbeing in the winter months.
BUY HERE for $35
Essential Oils Set
If you haven’t tried essential oils consider this your official invitation. From calming to energizing to promoting sound sleep, the benefits of essential oils are endless. Whether you use them in a diffuser, you place a few drops into the bathtub, or you add them directly to your skin this set of 4 (lavender, eucalyptus, spruce, and grapefruit) will get you prepared for a season of self-care.
BUY HERE for $45
Get Happy Tea
Finding new rituals and setting intentions is a proven way to help you boost your mood and find more productivity. For a serious boost on a blustery day, brew a cup of this mood enhancing tea. Calming lemon balm, St. John’s wort, and Rhodiola will take the winter blues away in no time – and if you are a coffee drinker you could try swapping out your second cup for one of these.
BUY HERE for $15
Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier
Did you know that when temperatures drop, so does the humidity in your home? Less humidity can make it harder to sleep and breathe so when the winter months hit (right now) adding a little extra boost of humidity can go a long way. A simple ultrasonic humidifier (which is virtually silent) will add moisture and help you breathe a little easier.
BUY HERE for $30
Neck Wrap Therapy Pack
If you’re hunched over a computer easing back into what work life looks like from home then a warm wrap will feel oh so good when placed on sore muscles (or just to warm up on a chilly morning). Plus, this one is handmade using lentils (really!) and comes in a pleasing graphic pattern.
BUY HERE for $44
Aromatherapy Bath Bombs
You should be giving yourself at least 1 hour each day of “you time”. That means no distractions and something that is specifically just for you. You can soak your way to a better day with these uplifting bath bombs. Bergamot, mandarin, grapefruit, and lime will stimulate the senses, leaving you moisturized and in post-bath bliss.
BUY HERE for $12
While boiling water over the stove is a fully acceptable way to do it – how nice does it sound to flip a switch and have this aesthetically pleasing kettle do it for you. A hot cup of tea is just a click away with this easy (and super stylish) electric kettle. It’s sure to be a staple in your kitchen (just like Bobbys).
BUY HERE for $60
Simple Fare: Fall and Winter Cookbook
Chef Karen Mordechai shares 65 streamlined recipes focused on seasonal ingredients and comforting meals. The ideal kitchen companion to keep you well feed all winter.
BUY HERE for $35
Soft White LED Light Bulbs
Good lighting goes a long way – especially in the months when daylight is at a premium. So switch out all your lightbulbs to more pleasing soft white versions, which cast a warm glow (and are fully dimmable).
BUY HERE for $12
Don’t have a fireplace? We’ve got the next best thing. It’s bigger than a candle flame and smaller than a fireplace flame – this tabletop firepit uses rubbing alcohol to create a vibrant fire (and is totally safe for use indoors). You can even roast marshmallows over it!
BUY HERE for $49
Quartz Table Lamp
Thought to amplify energy and provide healing properties, quartz is an ideal stone to keep around during wintertime. And this simple quartz lamp would make a lovely addition to a nightstand. It also sets of a very soft glow at night which helps you ease into your slumber.
BUY HERE for $16