Harvest Ladies BirdieBlast :
Edition 1 Volume 6 : OCTOBER 2018
 
 
IDEAS TO PREP FOR WINTER

NURTURE YOUR SOUL

Winter is notorious for bringing on bouts of depression as a result of many nefarious factors — cold temperatures, limited daylight, cabin fever, etc. That's why it's important for you to plan ahead and prepare yourself based on how you expect you'll feel when the going gets tough. These preventative measures will be different for every person, and I'm not a doctor so I can't tell you exactly what you should do here, but you probably have a good idea of the initial steps you can take to make the best of this situation. Apparently a swim in cold water can reduce the need for anti-depressant medication in some individuals.

coldwaterswimThanks to the Guardian UK for this article.

2. You'll also want to make sure you've stocked up on moisturizers and other skin-hydrating products (or make them at home) so your skin can stay smooth and comfortable throughout the winter. Stay internally hydrated as well by drinking 2 additional glasses of water than you normally would.

3. As soon as our homes get chilly, the kneejerk reaction is to run to the thermostat and crank up the heat. While our bodies are instantly grateful for our natural impulses, our wallets will start to feel the pain not long after. If during the winter and fall months you typically keep your thermostat at 73 during the day and 66 at night, try an experiment and lower it by one degree each week for a month," he says. "Slowly try changing the temperature you are used to and let your body adjust. Wear a sweatshirt if this is a difficult adjustment. This tip has the potential to save you quite a bit of money this winter."

4. Try some garden therapy by planting some early blooming flowers It will give you something to look forward to in the spring.

5. How about trying your hand at DIY Christmas Cards

Christmas

6. Delete your social media accounts, they may be making you sad. Here is an opinion by Jaron Lanier, one of the founders of the internet. Aside from making us sad it may be robbing us of our free will.

ssocial mediaThanks to the Guardian UK for this article.

7. Gather your creature comfort around you, settle in and plan what your next golf season is going to look like.

Notice the harvest blanket in the photo! This is my comfort spot by the fireplace with a book or my tablet.
 
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