Self-Care Ideas To Beat The Blues

Taking care of your well-being should always be a priority, and as the colder seasons are heading our way, it becomes even more important to self-care. The temperature and time change can lead to some extra fatigue or mood changes in some of us, making it a period where we need to add a bit more rest, patience, and self-love.

 

Here are a few steps you can take this season to boost your mood and beat the fall blues––you might be surprised at how much better you can feel with just a few self-care changes!

 

LIMIT SCREEN TIME AND GET FRESH AIR 

 

We know how tempting it is to binge-watch your favourite show or get lost on your TikTok feed. However, the constant stimulation (and not to mention blue light damage on our skin!) may not be doing wonders for our health. Instead of augmenting your tech usage as we start to stay indoors for longer periods of time, schedule a moment to step outside everyday: this will greatly benefit your mental health by naturally decreasing cortisol levels and helping you disconnect. No matter where you live, there’s always somewhere to walk or read outside nearby!

 

 

STAYCATIONS

 

We are less prone to taking vacays in the fall, but let us tell you: staycations work wonders! Taking time out for yourself is crucial for your well-being, and it’s important to schedule time to kick back and relax in a new environment. This doesn’t involve pricey flights and lots of planning: a nice weekend getaway at a location close to your city or town is a great way to step out of your head and into the present moment with the people you love. 

 

 

PLAY WITH COLOUR

 

Fun fact: research shows the best colours for boosting your mood are summery shades of orange, yellow, and gold. Cool colours such as blues, grays, and whites may plaster our homes, but our bodies respond better to warm and glowing tones. Now, that doesn’t mean you should flip your decor or repaint the walls— just adding a few warmer accents will give your body and brain a little serotonin boost. Creating a ‘happy environment’ in our homes using favorite colours, images and decorations to create a comforting atmosphere.

 

On a similar note, it is also helpful to avoid comfort foods and rather reach for a wide variety of colourful fruits and veggies. These boost metabolism function and help us keep fatigue at bay, as they are chock-full of the vitamins and minerals we need to feel our best.

 

On that note, take care of yourself with a little extra love this season!

 

The BSE Team

 

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