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It’s officially 2021! Now that the frost and dark nights are in full swing here in the UK, it’s only natural that we can start to feel a little lethargic this time of year. As we dig out our hats, scarves, and thermals, we got to thinking about our best tips and tricks for beating the Winter blues. Read on to find out more.

Liven up your décor

Adding cosy throws, blankets, and bright cushions can not only make the room feel warmer in temperature, it can also help to brighten up the room with a pop of colour, too. You should typically aim to get as much natural light into the room as possible, especially during Winter months, but when this isn’t possible, consider adding lamps and LED lights. Have a look online for deals on these Winter essentials – there’s plenty to be found this time of year.

Plants are another great addition to any living room when we’re spending lots of time indoors. Not only can they liven up a space, but looking after them can give us a sense of purpose when pottering around the home. They’re also great air purifiers that give off oxygen, so are great for helping keep the air in our homes clean and fresh. When it comes to making positive changes to your décor, a little goes a long way. You’ll be surprised how much simply updating your space and surroundings can lift your mood!

Eat right

It’s tempting to overdo it in the comfort food department when we’re feeling cold, but make sure your body is getting what it needs first and foremost.

Our bodies need Vitamin C and D this time of year, to help stave off colds and flu, but healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring! Loading up on hearty Winter stews and soups are a tasty way to make use of lots of seasonal veg. You can also find creative ways to sneak some extra fruit into your diet, like adding lemon to your drink and fruits like oranges and grapefruit to your breakfasts. Eating right will help regulate your energy – and your mood. Plus, your body will thank you for it.

It’s important to keep hydrated not just when it’s hot. Saying topped up with warm drinks through the winter months can help beat the chill, too.

Get moving

As tempting as it is, don’t be a couch potato! Getting natural daylight into our skin (even when there isn’t much sun) is super important for improving mobility and mood. A brisk walk, some gentle cardio, or even some spring cleaning around the house can work wonders when it comes to helping you feel more energized.

Connect with family and friends

Coronavirus restrictions may mean we’re not able to see our loved ones in person as much as we would like, but you can still find fun ways to connect. Pick up the phone or set up a weekly video call – there’s no better way to put a smile on your face than hearing from the grandkids!

A brilliant activity to get both grandparents and kids involved is to hand-write letters to one another. The kids will enjoy the novelty of it, plus you’re left with a lovely keepsake at the end.

If you’re looking for ways to feel more comfortable and at ease in your home this year, you may have considered investing in a stairlift. Call Halton on 0800 644 7766 for a no obligation quote, or to find out more about Halton Stairlifts installation options.