Are you dreading winter blues? Hmm, every year when the daylight saving arrives, I automatically start panicing about winter, cold, short days - and in my book it all adds up to a bad case of winter blues. For some reason the limited daylight really drags me down and the winter cold only adds to it all. How does it work for you?
So in hopes to avoid the grim B-word, I am planning to get started on four of Stephanie’s brilliant short-winter-days survivor tips. Fancy trying them too? Here they are:
1. Get outside every single day whether it’s raining, snowing or just plain freezing. Just get yourself bundled up and let your lungs fill up with that crisp air. Allow your cheeks to get rosy and your fingers frosty. It's good for you.
2. Bring the outside inside with fresh flowers, herbs, plants, trees or bulbs like Paperwhites. They will make you feel more in touch with nature and trick your mind into feeling more spring-y.
3. Since our bodies craves that extra vitamin C, eat tons of citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, mandarins and especially grapefruits. I love this take on grapefruit.
4. And add a bit of brightness and sass to your winter wardrobe with fun elbow patches, snazzy little tights, cozy layering and pop of colour hats. Something with a bit of flair goes a long way to lighten your mood.
Any other tips you'd like to add to the list? How do you deal with winter blues? xo
P.S: Ah, nine takes on toasty tootsies + French winter coziness.
P.P.S: Would you visit Paris during winter?
(Photos by Jennifer Young, 3191 Miles Apart, James Nord, Vanessa Jackman and Kazuho Maruo via Lauren, Know by Heart, Girl with Coin, The Amused Eye, The Object Enthusiast, Life on Sundays)