There is so much to look forward to about wintertime – cosy nights by the fire, hot cocoa, winter fashion, and Christmas markets. Unfortunately, the short days and gloomy weather mean many people feel tired, unmotivated, uninspired, and depressed.
If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder – also known as the winter blues.
Many people depend on over-the-counter antihistamine medication and nasal sprays to treat summer allergies. But these come with side effects and can create dependence. Plus, they don't get to the root of the problem, which is an overactive immune system!
Instead, try these natural biohacks.
How to make the most of nature when you only have one hour per day.
More than just a natural high, getting out in nature; be it a walk in the park, a dip in the sea, wild lake swimming or a run in the wood, can help creativity, the quality of your sleep, gives you a vitamin D boost, reduces anxiety, stress, and can improve your relationships.
The nights are drawing in, the days are getting colder and the Christmas ads started far too early. Its easy to see why some people find winter a little less jolly than the summer months.
Good news! There are some super simple ways to increase happiness - even the scientists say so! Here are just a few for you to try the next time you’re feeling less than 100%.
We LOVE Coffee and couldn’t start the day without a delicious cup! We love it so much that we’ve even invested in a travel coffee maker to ensure that we’re never without access to a great tasting cup, even when we’re on the move. (We use the nanopresso if you’re interested - it’s brilliant).