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Minding your mental health during the winter months is important, as some people may experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or simply find the colder and darker days difficult. At mojo&co we’re all about minding ourselves all year round but winter can be more challenging. Taking time to adapt your routine for winter is advisable in helping you stick to good habits that you established earlier in the year.
Here are some ways you take care of your mental health during winter:

Prioritise self care:
Whether self care means drinking water, bed at a certain time, daily meditation, a warm Epsom salt bath or simply getting time outdoors each day, try to plan daily self care & stick to it, the basics are important to ensure you are looking after yourself from the inside out.

Get Sufficient Sunlight:
Harder in the winter we know, but exposure to natural light is crucial for regulating mood and sleep. Try to spend time outdoors during daylight hours, even if it’s just a short walk, wrap up warm grab your coffee & have a few mindful moments outdoors.

Stay Active:

Regular exercise has been shown to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression. Find indoor activities you enjoy, such as going to the gym, doing yoga, dance class or following home workout routines.

Maintain a Healthy Diet:

Eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Proper nutrition can positively impact your mood and energy levels. One pot stews & soups can be so handy this time of year & are a great source of nutrition.

Stay Social:
It’s common to feel less motivated to socialize during the winter, but staying connected with friends and family is important. Plan activities or outings that you enjoy,even if they are indoors, kill three birds with one stone by going for a walk with a friend.

Practice Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques:

If you are feeling anxious or stressed, consider incorporating mindfulness meditation, deep breathing exercises, journaling or other relaxation techniques into your routine to manage stress and anxiety.

Create a Cozy Environment:

Make your living space comfortable and inviting. Adding warm blankets, soft lighting, candles and favorite scents can create a cozy atmosphere that promotes relaxation.

Establish a Routine:
Our routine can dramatically change from summer to Winter, if you have established good routines & habits in the Summer, take time to adapt those to the colder months in a way that works for you. Having a consistent daily routine can provide a sense of structure and stability, which can be especially helpful during the winter months.

Stay Hydrated:
Remember to drink enough water, as dehydration can affect both physical and mental well-being.

Set Realistic Goals:
Break down tasks into smaller, manageable goals. This can help prevent feeling overwhelmed and boost your sense of accomplishment.Take a few moments each day to pick up your mojo&co journal plan your days, including self care & break goals down to simpler tasks.

Seek Professional Help if Needed:
If you’re struggling with your mental health, consider reaching out to a mental health professional. Therapy and counseling can provide valuable support and strategies for coping.

Remember that everyone is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. It’s important to pay attention to your own needs and seek support if you find yourself struggling. Take a little time to reflect on routines & habits to make necessary changes that will help you feel good about yourself through the winter months.

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