Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, an annual initiative to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness, and FORA’s joining the conversation. We know that the long winter can easily make you feel down and out…but not anymore! It’s time to take back winter with these fun and easy pick-me-ups.
TAKE A HOT BUBBLE BATH
After a long, cold day nothing feels better then soaking in a steamy tub. Plus it’s the perfect opportunity to take one of those sexy, bubble leg selfies.
GET A HOT CHOCOLATE
Although it may seem like it, these winter months won’t last forever, so indulge in the season’s best treat while you can!
SLEEP IN ‘TIL NOON
Or why not just spend a whole day in bed? Because in winter, you don’t have to feel guilty about it. The only thing you’ll be missing is grey skies and the blistering cold.
Since the sun doesn’t do its job as intensely in the winter, you’ll need to soak up as many rays as possible! Be sure to take some vitamin D pills as well.
DO A FUN DIY PROJECT
Studies actually show that doing something creative releases endorphins, which is the stuff that makes you happy. Bust out the glitter and glue, it’s time to get in touch with your artistic side!
WATCH YOUR FAVOURITE CARTOON OR COMEDY
Laughter is the best medicine, so whether it’s Bridesmaids or Hey Arnold, sit back and laugh a little.
WEAR CUTE WINTER CLOTHES
The plus side to the cold weather means it’s the season for fuzzy sweaters and chunky scarves. Get cozy and comfortable while being fashionable at the same time #WinWin.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Staying hydrated helps boost your mood keeping you positive, happy, and healthy.
HUG AN ANIMAL
Animals are a proven source of happiness and stress relief, but that’s obvious. Have you ever seen someone upset while hugging a puppy? Didn’t think so.
INDULGE IN COMFORT FOOD
Although you probably have some dietary new year resolutions, be sure to #TreatYoSelf once in awhile to some of your favourite junk food.
GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR INNER ~ZEN~
Meditation and yoga are great ways to refresh yourself and get your attitude in check. Positive ~vibes~ help keep a positive ~mind~.
USE SCENTED CANDLES
Scented candles create a relaxing and calming environment while giving off a nice soft light. You can even step it up a notch and invest in an aroma therapy diffuser and essential oils.
GO FOR WALKS OUTSIDE
It may seem counter-intuitive but embracing the cold helps to clear your mind while exercising at the same time. Although cold weather makes us gravitate to the indoors, fresh air is still a must.