How to beat the winter slump and stay on top of your game

Do not deprive yourself of sleep. Picture: Pexels.

Do not deprive yourself of sleep. Picture: Pexels.

Published May 16, 2024


As winter settles in, the temptation to hibernate grows stronger. That is why you must always strive to be active regardless of the weather.

This will not only help you stay physically fit but will also contribute to your overall well-being.

To stay on top of your game this winter, Claire Bowen of Shower to Shower shares some insightful tips.

Embrace the chill with a fresh morning shower: Always start your day with an early morning shower. Not only will it wake you up but it will also boost your circulation, leaving you feeling revitalised and ready to take on the day.

Get moving indoors: Don’t let the cold weather freeze your exercise routine! Indoor exercises like yoga or pilates and even dancing can boost your mood, making you feel energetic and positive throughout the day.

Do yoga to boost your mood. Picture: Pexels.

Healthy comfort food: Winter is about enjoying your warm home-cooked meals. Swap heavy comfort foods for lighter, nutrient-rich alternatives like hearty soups, mouth-watering stews, and roasted veggies. Your body will thank you.

Connect with nature: Go outside and touch some grass, feel the morning breeze and enjoy the sunset views. Such scenery will do wonders for your mood and energy levels.

Stay hydrated: It's easy to forget to drink water when it’s cold, which may be bad for their overall health. If you don’t like plain water, you can always garnish it with a slice of lemon or cucumber but never go a day without drinking water.

Prioritise sleep: With shorter days and longer nights, it’s important to prioritise quality sleep. Create a relaxing bedtime routine, limit screen time before bed, and aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night to feel your best.