Bid Adieu to the Winter Blues!Physically, winter is a rather difficult time to go through for each one of us. The lack of sunlight makes us tired and can push us towards depression… Fortunately, astrology is here to help us pass this chilly season peacefully and with a smile on our face!
Do you have the desire to stay cloistered away at home and hibernate all winter? Hey! Know that you aren’t the only one, and the winter blues affect everyone on all different levels. The lack of sunlight on our skin decreases the secretion of melatonin, the hormone that regulates our sleep and our mood. The consequences are lack of energy, a huge amount of fatigue, feeling down in the dumps, loss of motivation, and even weight gain!
No need for panic, though! Our advice will help you keep the winter blues at bay!
Anti-winter blues remedies for each sign
Click on your sign to know how to look after yourself this winter!
Do you often say “I’m pale. Where have my red cheeks and glowing complexion gone?” whenever you look in the mirror? Don’t forget that you have the means of recuperating that radiant complexion by going out more: go for a jog or long walks. Even more, your perpetual race between the house, work, and supermarket is great for clearing any troubling thoughts. Consider drinking a lot of water throughout the day.
Pay attention to your form, especially if you’ve put going to the gym aside just to stay warm at home, in front of the television. There’s a solution for you to feel in the best shape: take up a physical activity! Try running at night! To add, Taurus has the tendency to have a bad neck, so always think to wear a wool scarf to avoid getting sick.
Hamsters have a wheel in their cage to help them destress, so why don’t you do the same thing? You need some innovation in order to remain active: why not try the latest exercise that’s become popular among celebs? Try Pilates! Rent a DVD to do the exercises in the comfort of your own home. Don’t buy it, rent it: this allows you to change up your routine. Learn how to breathe correctly and consider wearing a scarf whenever you go out.
For you, Cancer, winter survival is easy: chocolates, fireplaces, a complete set of TV satellite channels, and a multifunction remote control. You prefer to stay in your cozy nest! Even with spring’s arrival, it may be difficult motivating you to move. Try to make some good resolutions like doing a sport after work or during your lunch break: you’ll find that you’ll be a lot more motivated and svelte. Even more, you’ll have less tendency of coming down with every virus that hangs around if you get your body moving.
You’re brimming over with social restlessness from the New Year’s up until January 1st, but then the sudden tiredness sets in. This might be coming from too much sugar in the blood, so your body fights to recuperate from your indulgence in rich food and alcohol. If you find yourself a little too swollen, what you need is a good dose of sports and a healthy, varied diet. Start little by little to get yourself back into a physical activity.
Neptune maintains your nervous system on a razor’s edge, and you’re ready to cry over the slightest irritation or problem. You have the impression that winter is never-ending. Your mind needs to escape as quickly as possible. You have good hygiene but this doesn’t suffice. You should take some time for yourself and not think about work anymore. Benefit from the earth’s beauty that’s all around you.
You’ve certainly found 1,001 ways to find emotional equilibrium. Like the phrase “you must strike the iron while it’s still hot” says, you should disconnect yourself and take a break as soon as you can. If you haven’t done that already, it’s time to seriously consider it. This winter, try to drink hot drinks like tea or broth in order to prevent any water retention. Fresh air will do you well, but a diet rich in carbohydrates will not. Do some exercises that’ll help your back to relax, like tai-chi or yoga.
You aren’t scared of anything. You’re capable of skating, skateboarding, skiing, and jogging in extreme in extreme conditions. You’ll feel good during winter, and gloomy days don’t bother you; however, don’t be reckless because you’ll risk getting hurt! Replace spicy food with food that’s more balanced, as well, and take care of staying hydrated with non-alcoholic drinks.
You need to practice a regular physical activity. Without this, you risk of feeling exhausted and out of breath at the slightest effort. Your bones crack and you’re feeling overwrought. You should take back control of your life with a workout appropriate for an athlete. This will help your body fight off the cold or the flu that settles in around wintertime. Benefit from taking in a big gulp of fresh air from time to time, and let your mind escape.
Capricorn is the sign of winter: you’re much better at dealing with the winter months than the summer months; however, inactivity is your worse enemy. First of all, you’ll feel gloomy, and your bones and joints will suffer. Take some short walks: fresh air will do wonders for your skin and you’ll feel a lot better!
In general, you catch bad colds at the start of October and that cold hangs around until the lovely warm days come back. As long as it’s under 25°C/77°C, you won’t leave home. The cold weather irritates you because it keeps you from going outside. Pay close attention when you do decide to brave the cold: don’t slip on a sheet of ice. Winter sports aren’t your cup of tea, but do consider indoor activities. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.
It’s time for you to buy a nice, warm pair of boots and socks! Reassure yourself that your feet are isolated from the cold and the rest of your body will warm up. Buy a fashion-forward hat and a nice, big wool scarf to protect you from cold winds and viruses that are lingering around. Drink a lot of fluids so you avoid water retention. Find yourself an indoor pool to go swimming in and finish up in the sauna. You’ll see that you start to feel even better!