Health + Fitness

How To Beat The Winter Blues

by Rose Smith

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Don't let winter get you in an emotional and physical rut. Spiritual Advisor, Rose Smith shares her tips for overcoming the winter blues...

Rose Smith heads up Absolute Soul Secrets and says when we enter the coldest part of the year many people suffer from an emotional and physical let down.

 “You may’ve noticed waking up in the morning feeling a little down and flat lately because of the colder conditions and the decreased light.”

“About 30 per cent of Australians report their mood drops during the colder months of the year, the mood shift can include feeling lethargic, finding it harder to wake up in the morning and craving comfort food.”

Apparently, these feelings also have a strong connection to the Winter Solstice, which is the shortest day of the year on Thursday June 21.

“We are at the point in the year where the Southern Hemisphere is furthest from the sun, so naturally there is less daylight on this day.”

“We become more introspective and tend to draw our attention to the darkness within, which brings certain feelings and hidden things to light”

There's good news. After the 21st our energy levels will start to rise again, even though we have another couple of months left of winter to go.”

Rose shares her tips to get you through:

Go Outside

Half of all Australians are Vitamin D deficient because they don’t get enough sunlight. Spend 20 minutes outside every day and you’ll notice a difference in mood.

Exercise

It’s important to stay active during the colder months so you don’t let the feelings of being flat take over and remain with you for the whole of winter.

Stay Hydrated

Most people don’t tend to drink as much water in winter because it’s so cold. Heat it up to a lukewarm temperature ensuring you to drink enough.

Rest

Winter is a period of hibernation so getting enough sleep is very important to maintain our energy levels through the colder months.

Hobbies

Pick up interests like art or music that are more home bound and less stressful.

Spend Time on Yourself

Pamper yourself, spend time in meditation and look after yourself more. Pay special attention to your diet.

Balanced Life

Have plenty of time alone to think and reflect without distraction of phones, computers and other people. Spend time with family and friends at other times.

Rose has been running the Absolute Soul Secrets network of psychics throughout Australia and overseas for the past 17 years. Prior to that she worked as a counselor in a local women’s health centre and taught ethics and counseling at Southern Cross University. Rose recently completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Canberra.

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