5 ways to cheer yourself up this winter

Its dark when you get up, you battle the school run in the pouring rain and bitter winds and then it’s dark again before you know it. It can be easy to feel a little lacklustre during the winter months, especially when the poor weather limits your activities and things like flu and illnesses are a weekly occurrence in your house. So, how about cheering yourself up a bit?

Read on for 5 ways you can beat those winter blues and cheer yourself up.

Try a new beauty treatment

With the bad weather, and the fact that we’re wrapped in several layers every time we leave the house, most of us don’t bother with things like shaving our legs or even putting too much effort into our beauty regimes. So, why not shake things up a bit and spoil yourself with something you’ve never tried before? Something like microblading or HD brows – click here to find out what you need to know about microblading – or perhaps some glam lashes so you don’t have to worry about your mascara running in the rain and snow? Try a new nail treatment or even speak to your dentist about getting your teeth whitened – that will definitely make you want to show those pearly whites!

Head to the spa

If you have the budget and the time, why not just head to your local spa and book yourself a few hours of heaven. A few lengths of the pool, a lengthy sit in the hot tub, sweat out your stresses in the sauna and maybe even a massage to get rid of all the tension and knots in your back. If you can’t stretch to a day at the spa, then don’t worry – why not recreate a few spa treatments at home when the kids have gone to bed. Check out some online recipes for DIY facemasks, foot treatments and the best essential oils to help you relax. Jut grab your dressing gown and chill out!

Bake

There’s nothing more satisfying then baking yourself a scrumptious treat and then having the pleasure of devouring it all to yourself. Whether it’s a cake, scones with jam and cream, chocolate eclairs or profiteroles, brownies or cupcakes with outrageous toppings – be generous with all the ingredients you love!

Switch up your bedding

We all need more sleep. So, make the effort to create a sleep den in your bedroom. Switch up your bedding and swap your sheets for something brand new or just something fresh. Even better, you could go out and buy brand new pillows and duvets, add a few extra cushions and blankets – hang some fairy lights and you’ll wonder how you ever slept without them….and speaking of sleep….

Nap

Have. A. Nap. Sometimes, you just have to listen to your body and give it what it needs. It can be difficult to find the time to rest if you have young children around but try to nap when they nap. Even if you just put your feet up while they play in the living room. The dishes can wait.

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