Self Care

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In Denmark, the people enjoy a hygge lifestyle that involves creating a moment of coziness, especially in the wintertime when it is cold.

Denmark has long and cold winters, but the residents want to spend a lot of time with their relatives and friends, so everyone tries to have enjoyable hygge moments that will create a feeling of warmth.

You don’t need to be from Denmark to want hygge moments, and with these winter self-care tips, you can also feel cozier during a snowstorm.

Have Candlelight in Your Home

If you live in Denmark, then you will rarely find scented candles on display in a home, but you will find unscented lit candles instead. Most Danish people have a lot of plain white candles throughout a home, and they light the candles to create a cozy ambiance. Continue reading

The cold, grey days and long, dreary nights of winter are an ideal time to establish a mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness is helpful in dealing with stress and other challenges such as anxiety and depression, and it is an effective self-care tool that can easily be applied by anyone, anywhere.

Whether one has been an adherent of mindfulness for many years or is a novice, there are practices that can be incorporated into daily life that can help to bring a sense of calm and peace to both our inner and outer beings.

Some practical ways to practice mindfulness in the winter include the following:

Sitting Meditation

Perhaps the most well-known mindfulness technique, sitting meditation essentially involves quieting your mind and recognizing your emotions. By doing this, we can honor our feelings while at the same time learn not to be controlled by them. Continue reading

Frigid temperatures, overcast skies, and early evening darkness come around every winter, sending some of us into a melancholy mood. What can you do to beat the winter blahs, and get back to your normal self?

That’s where winter self-care comes in. Self-care is a year-round undertaking, but it becomes especially important during the cold winter months.

Warm Up

The weather outside may be terrible, but inside the house is always nice. Take a day to enjoy all things warm and cozy. Start out with a nice hot shower or bath, then slip into some clean, comfortable clothing.

Then, grab a nice hot beverage, such as cocoa, tea, or coffee. Take it to the couch with you, and curl up under a big soft blanket. There, you can read, watch television, or enjoy a long winter’s nap. Do what makes you feel your best. Continue reading

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