A lot of people really struggle with depression during the winter months, which means practicing self care is a must! It can be hard to know where to start though, especially when it’s dark for most of the day and the weather is so wet even a duck wouldn’t love it.
I had a full blown meltdown yesterday and I’m still feeling the effects today, so this is going to be a bit of a shorter one than I’d usually post. I had my driving lesson this morning and while my instructor said it had gone really well, I felt it was one of my worst and thats really knocked my confidence so I’m going to take some time to practice what I preach and have a few hours of self care: either finishing my new book or making another new character on Skyrim in case you were wondering.
Not only that but because of some things going on in my life at the moment I’ve not really been in a position to blog much lately- so this post is also me getting a foothold back into writing.
I hope that even though it’s shorter than normal you’ll still find the tips useful and can bear with me while I get back into my blogging game.
If you’re looking for self care inspiration for the whole year round then why not check out my 16 Ways To Practice Self Care post!
Because let’s face it: what better way is there to spend a cold day than curled up all toasty and warm in your thickest duvet while it’s freezing cold outside?
Not that any of us really need an excuse to do this (I did the whole of Downton Abbey in less that two weeks!) but it’s always nice to have an excuse to do nothing more that escape into our favourite boxsets while eating as many snacks as we can fit on our laps. The perk of having thicker thighs? You can hold more!
As I’m sure most people know by now, I love to read! I have three bookcases full plus nearly 100 books on my Kindle too. I’m planning a post for some time next month where I talk about the pros and cons of having a Kindle and which I prefer, so if thats something you’re interested in reading- watch this space.
I grew up baking every weekend with my auntie and it’s still something I enjoy doing. We’d put some Elvis on the CD player and sing along while making scones and butterfly buns. I hardly ever get the chance to bake these days, but I’m planning on getting some basic ingredients in so that when I actually do have some free time I won’t be put off by the fact I don’t have anything in to bake with.
I might be alone in this one but I love to just sit and watch the world go by. There doesn’t even really need to be anything happening, I just find sitting in silence so relaxing. It’s also a great way to practice mindfulness and meditation, I quite often sit on my windowsill and focus on my breathing and just letting my mind be still.
I can sometimes be too busy to write posts as and when inspiration strikes, especially when I’m at university, so I try and have a handful of posts pre written or at least drafted out for days when I want to post but don’t have time to write something. Days like this are the best to batch write posts for me as I’m usually a lot more motivated in autumn and winter than I am in summer (mainly because I get S.A.D during summer so my motivation and energy levels are zero).
What are some of your favourite ways to practice self care in the winter?
A twenty-four-year-old autistic writer and designer from Sheffield. Tattoo obsessed, animal lover, self confessed bookworm and eclectic witch.