How to make the most out of the winter season

Winter can feel long and gloomy with chilly nights and shorter days, dampening spirits and motivation. Here are some top tips to keep your spirits lifted whilst making the most out of the cold season:
1. Seize the day-light
Take advantage of the short periods of daylight available in the winter and get yourself outside into nature for some fresh air. Going for walk is a great way to get a change of scenery out the house and keep your body moving. Some fresh air and a great walk can really help boost your mood and clear your head.
Don’t forget to wrap up warm when heading out in the cold and take extra care when the weather is frosty!
2. Hobbies
Winter is the perfect time to get stuck into your favourite hobbies. Rediscover forgotten ones or take up something new. There are lots of activities you can take up to keep you busy - why not try your hand at painting, drawing or knitting? Fancy giving yourself a challenge, consider learning a new language or research your family history.
Finding engaging and stimulating activities that you enjoy will help you get through the longer days when feeling at a loss of what to do.
3. Make a winter routine
Cold mornings can make it hard to get out of bed. However, having a daily routine and structure can help you stay motivated. Setting times to get up in the morning and go to bed at night will help you have productive and enjoyable days as well as balance your energy levels.
4. Make some winter warmer recipes
Seasonal winter produce makes the perfect ingredient for hearty, delicious foods to keep you healthy and fuelled. Consider preparing a meal plan with your favourite warming recipes and make the most out of the in-season ingredients.
Remember to stay hydrated too!
5. Go on a (virtual) Trip
If you are looking for something a little out the box, attractions and landmarks now offer virtual tours allowing you to explore some of the world best landmarks and iconic museums from the comfort of your own home. Escape to the Learning Tower of Pisa or take a look round the Grand Canyon.
Check it out here: https://artsandculture.google.com/