Monday, 24 November 2014

Winter is Coming...

We don't get as much snow in Ireland as I'd like us to. But none the less I am aware that it is hat-and-gloves cold now, often frosty, and Christmas is everywhere.

So Winter is finally here (yay!) but with the seasonal change can also come mood changes. (Seasonal affective disorder)
Put it down to lack of sunlight, a part of evolution (like animals hibernating), or related to hormones, but it is an actual condition triggered by changes to the season, be that summer or winter. Noticed you get down every year in the cold weather? You're fatigued? Over-eating? These can all be symptoms.

I wanted to share with you all this awesome winter preparation list. While it wasn't created as a mental health at Winter prep sheet, it can really be used as one.

With goal setting and a reminder list of what you can look forward to, 'How to Love Winter' is a perfect setting out a mental health plan for the upcoming month. Self-care is one of the most important things you can do to look after yourself. It's just a bit of time-out away from the stress. And never forget how important The Little Things are!
It makes winter and the cold spell a little more bearable
And I just love lists.

This fabulous free printable is available from The Home Steady here.

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