• Julia

21 Self-care Tips for Winter


Cute french bulldog under a blanket relaxing in bed.

Winter is here and we tend to stay home more often compared to the summertime. A sedentary lifestyle can contribute to illness and depression if not balanced with self-care methods for physical and mental well-being. Here is A Lush Idea's guide for self-care during winter:


1. Create a happy playlist on Spotify.


2. Do colouring in.


3. Learn a few Tai Chi moves on YouTube (start here).


4. Take a long hot shower with nice music in the background.


5. Read an easy book.


6. Go for a long fast walk.


7. Binge-watch a new comedy TV show on Netflix (how about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, or The Good Place?).


8. Paint your nails.


9. Dye your hair a nice warm colour (make sure it's cruelty-free).


10. Call an old friend and catch-up over tea.


11. Create your tea collection.


12. Learn more about a scientific topic such as evolution.


13. Download a podcast app or use a podcast website (I recommend Castbox) and start listening to comedy podcasts.


14. Do your eyebrows.


15. Watch a couple of Ted talks and lectures.


16. Turn off your phone and read a magazine or newspaper cover to cover.


17. Do the endless general knowledge quiz (available for Android and iPhone/iPad).


18. Write a poem or a short story.


19. Create a WhatsApp group and invite your friends to participate.


20. Write to a pen pal (download Slowly for your phone).


21. Clean your room.


And relax . . .