Wintertime wellbeing is important to us all! Now that the clocks have turned back to wintertime hours, over the next few weeks the daylight hours shall begin to rapidly reduce. For some people this time of year, can be a little difficult. With less time to exercise, leaving for work and returning home in the dark, it can feel somewhat debilitating.
To revive us all and maybe help us to think about the wintertime with a different approach, here are some ideas to embrace the British wintertime over the coming months.
Ideas to improve wintertime wellbeing
- Get Cosy –Find your cosy clothes, socks and slippers, dim the lights with some ambient tones and settle down for the evening with your favourite catch up tv programme or a good book.
- Get cooking –Food is so comforting this time of year and it doesn’t have to be unhealthy either! Making a big pot of hearty soup to freeze into portions or enjoy for a few days after and relish the flavours.
- Find a new hobby – Whether it’s joining a local group to get out of the house on an evening or finding an activity to do in the comfort of your own home. Throw yourself into something creative or sporty to make the most of evening time.
- Make the most of the weekends – The weekends give us that dedicated time to get out in the daylight that we do have. Why not visit your local Pistachio’s in the Park and meet friends at one of our London, Surrey or Sussex cafes for a freshly made coffee, a delicious home-made bite to eat and a good catch up!
- Exercise Regularly – Whether its gentle or more active, exercising regularly not only makes our joints feel healthier, it also releases endorphins to the brain which provides positive and happy feelings. Take a brisk walk or run around one of our beautiful and autumnal London, Surrey or Sussex parks to feel so much better afterwards.
To find out more about our Pistachio’s in the Park cafes across London, Surrey and Sussex please see individual cafe website pages for details. For further information on improving mental wellbeing, please visit the NHS website – https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/guides-tools-and-activities/five-steps-to-mental-wellbeing