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If you live in a cold climate like I do, you may be thinking about how to stay warm pretty much 24/7. Hot coffee in the morning, coming home from work to put on your PJ’s and throwing a down comforter on the bed at night. All of those work. But there’s more!
What about taking this month to work on yourself from the inside out? Getting your house in order so that once the days are longer and the sun is warmer you can come out of hibernation and really shine! The first thing I do is go through my underwear drawer and throw away any and all panties that look like they have seen better days. Just do it. Then go out and buy a pair to replace each one you tossed. Yes, buy more. It makes throwing some away much easier when you can get pretty new ones to replace them.
Next, take five minutes each day in the shower to exfoliate, shave and condition. Do not get into a rut of “I am wearing pants every day so I don’t have to…” Just don’t. Do this for yourself. I promise it will be worth it.
Drink plenty of water and take a vitamin or two to stay on top of what you might be missing every day. I take a multi-vitamin and and another that helps me have stronger nails and hair. That’s just personal preference.
Get plenty of sleep. This is easier said than done, but even 30 minutes more each day can help you feel better, look better and stay healthier during the cold and flu months.
My last tip is an easy one. Take a moment each day to think of one positive thing about yourself. You are a bit top heavy? Don’t be ashamed. Wobbly arms? You can work on that with exercise. Let your inner light shine, do something for yourself and come through winter ready to face spring and all of the promise that it brings.
What is one easy way YOU can treat yourself?
Heather Tallman is an Indiana-based food writer, blogger and creator of Basilmomma.com a cooking and family life website.