Fire can have various benefits that are both practical and psychological. Frequent exposure to fire offers benefits which combat symptoms by providing warmth, light and a peaceful atmosphere. The warmth of the flame, the sight and the sound of the crackling fire engages the senses yielding a state of relaxation. Additionally, the social and recreational aspects of gathering around a fire can help alleviate feelings of isolation and boost overall well-being during the colder months.
Keep Active & Get Outdoors
National health Research has shown that a daily one-hour walk in the middle of the day could be as helpful as light treatment for coping with the winter blues. Getting outdoors in natural daylight as much as possible, especially at midday and on brighter days can boost your overall mood. Engaging in daily exercises such as yoga, cardio, HIT classes or cycling will release your body’s natural endorphins promoting a healthy body and mind.
Keeping your mind active with a new interest can help ward off symptoms of the winter blues. Activities such as, playing games, singing, reading, knitting, joining a gym, or keeping a journal can be helpful. The most important factor is to be intentional creating things to look forward to and focus on.