If you've been feeling abit out of sorts this month with the weather, pressure to be 'smashing' January health goals and generally feeling abit under the weather and sluggish. Don't worry you're not alone. Here are a few simple ideas we know will help and staying at home and getting cosy is one of them!
1. Lean into hibernation mode and do it well. Like the Danish, one of the happiest nations on earth do and find your Hygee. Hygee means a quality of cosiness and comfortable that engenders a feeling of contentment or wellbeing. This is your invitation to light candles, find a series you love on tv and put your pyjamas on early. This is the perfect month to hunker down and hibernate. We love The Peace Candle for cosy and comforting evenings at home with gentle Rose Geranium, Lavender, Patchouli and Bergamot to encourage relaxation and rest. For a Spa evening at home without needing to leave try The Remedy Bath Salts, our favourite tip it to shut the bathroom door as you run the bath for a few moments and leave whilst it runs, when you return it feels like you're stepping into an incredible sauna with revitalising Eucalyptus and Lavender.
2. Plan a few things for your diary to do this month or next. Socialising with people that fill up your cup boosts endorphins. Host a casual dinner party with your best friends and try a new dish. The Green Roasting Tin Cookery Book is full of easy and nourishing vegetarian cooking ideas that are so easy to follow. Ask friends to bring starters or puddings and there's no pressure to dress up.
3. Try a lunch time walk. Sunlight is so important for navigating our sleep patterns and we all need to increase our exposure to natural light. Find an OS map for new walk routes or find a local pub you've been meaning to try and give them a call and ask for local walks. A few of our favourite local pubs with peaceful walks are The Scotts Arms and one of our beautiful stockists The Homestead in Goathland are doing planned gentle walks and lunch's this winter you can join alone or with a friend.