Winter is in full force and for some parts of the country there seems to be no end in sight. Does lack of motivation, low energy and dry skin sound familiar to you? Then take a little time out for yourself in order to help you get into harmony with the winter season. Here are a few simple winter rituals you’ll want to keep in mind to get you through the rest of the colder, darker months.
Scented Candles – Set the mood in your home, office or bathroom this winter with the use of some scented candles. A few popular winter scents include pine, lemon myrtle, cinnamon and jasmine.
Baths – Run a hot bubble bath and soak your worries away before heading to bed to hibernate for the night. You may want to add a few drops olive oil and a few drops of essential oil into your bath water to provide a little aromatherapy and condition your skin. A few calming winter bath scents include balsam, peppermint, cedarwood, clove and lavender. Make sure you also have a soft comfy robe on hand so you can wrap yourself to get cozy and to avoid the chill after stepping out of the tub.
Homemade Hot Chocolate – Indulge yourself with a rich and nutty hot chocolate to stay warm and cozy this winter. All you need is 1 cup almond or coconut milk, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, ½ teaspoon of vanilla bean paste and 1 tablespoon raw cacao, then combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and warm over medium heat until hot (not boiling). Pour into your favorite mug and relax.
Board games & jigsaw puzzles – Playing board games like Monopoly and Scrabble or puzzling away with a nice jigsaw is a great way to truly relax and forget about what’s happening outside on a cold, dull and rainy winter’s day.
These are just a few tips for naturally getting into harmony with the winter season. Use them as a guide to create your own winter rituals to help you relax and enjoy the chilly months.
Do you have any favourite winter rituals? Share your tips in the comments section.