By BR Tabatha
If you're a summer lover this time of year can be... distressing*, to say the least. The cooler mornings, the shorter days, the purply tipped fingers, well, it's enough to get a sun-bunny down.
So how can we say sayonara to Summer in a way that won't leave us weeping for the warmer weather? It's time to practice a little self care... Check out these three tips and tricks!
Keep a positive frame of mind. We believe in silver linings here at BRHQ. Even those of us who are foes of the wintry months. So what makes winter bearable? Hot chocolates loaded with marshmallows. They taste better when it's cold out. New boots. Snuggly scarves. Walking into a heated room on a frosty day. Cheese toasties and soup. Baths filled with fragrant things. Kicking piles of autumnal leaves into the air... You get the picture!
Get amongst it. Ever tried rugging up in wet weather gear for a spot of puddle jumping during summer? It's hot, sticky and not a lot of fun. In winter? It's a blast! You can run around leaping into puddles and making the biggest splashes without getting all sweaty, then you can go home and have a lovely long hot bath or shower. It's the best fun a grown up can, with the added bonus of making you feel young again! If puddle jumping's not your thing then try a brisk walk, a jog if you're game, a bit of bush walking, a stroll down a wind-swept, empty beach. Get out there, breathe, release those happy chemicals.
And if all else fails? Treat yourself! If you've got your gloomy boots on over the end of the golden weather, then buy yourself something pretty, something that makes you smile, something that makes you feel good. Our pick? You can't beat a lipstick! They don't have to cost the earth, and they can instantly lift your look and enhance your mood. Lipstick not your thing? Pick up a perfume, book yourself in for a facial or massage. Take yourself off to the movies. You get the picture...
So are you looking forward to the cooler months? Have you got your dread on? How do you deal when all you want to do is huddle under your duvet? Get chatting, because sharing is caring!
* If you're experiencing symptoms that align with Seasonal Affective Disorder, please talk to a health professional.