5 Tips For Self-Care In Winter

Contributed by Laurie Ward. The winter months can be challenging. They can feel long and lonely as our energy dips and connecting with others becomes more difficult. The shorter days also mean we spend more time under artificial light which can lead to sleep problems that can affect our mood. But it’s not all doom and gloom! There is a way to embrace the slower energy of the winter and these self-care tips will help.

 
1. Get outside and go for a walk. Make fresh air a part of every day. The activity and the vitamin D will boost your mood.
2. Make sleep a priority. A good night’s sleep makes it easier to cope with stress.
3. Plan quiet times or days when you give yourself permission to just relax.
4. Listen to the music you love. Music has the power to soothe and rejuvenate your spirit.
5. Plan social engagements. Not too many that you feel overextended, but just enough so you feel connected to the people you value in your life.

 

Laurie is a Toronto-based Shiatsu Therapist offering treatments downtown. She has been part of the health and wellness community for over 20 years. Get more info and connect at laurieward.ca. In this issue Laurie gives 5 simple tips to help make this winter a great one.

TwitterGoogle+FacebookLinkedInDiggStumbleUponBlogger PostDeliciousShare

Other News

cover-pstreet-news

TEN YEARS AGO! AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS

Contributed by Pete Lovering. It started as a quasi grassroots business/art experiment over ten years ago. It also started as part of a theory that the internet had coopted the concept of community. … [Read More...]

weenen-general

Embrace Change in the New Decade!

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. If your home could speak, what would it say? How about: “I want to stay flexible to explore my potential!”   According to Cabbagetown-based architect Monica … [Read More...]

Duncan-Fremlin-

Podcasting- Part 2

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin, Broker. In the last issue of PSN, I wrote about podcasting and the impact it is having on terrestrial radio.   I read recently that some of you haven’t explored this … [Read More...]

Mingle-F'Amelia-Parliament-Street-image

2nd annual Mingle at F’Amelia

Contributed by Winchester parent and event coordinator Jennifer Torres. This year’s Mingle with F’Amelia Fundraiser was a wonderful evening of delicious food, exquisite wines, laughter and show … [Read More...]

Homelife-image-for-article-HOME-SWEET-HOME

Home Buying Tips

Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker - Manager - HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage.  Valentine’s Day is the yearly tradition of showing love to those you care for.  In terms of real estate, this … [Read More...]

PSN-Ad---February-Final-c

Supporting Our Seniors

Office of Bill Morneau .  Too often low-income, or disabled seniors face issues accessing programs, or feel isolated and removed from their community. That is why community organizations, such as the … [Read More...]

CYC-Kristyn-Wong-Tam-for-CYC

Save Cabbagetown Youth Centre

Contributed by Lenka Gazova .  Most recently, CYC has seen decline in provincial funding and without support, the CYC doors will be closed permanently after 38 years! On Feb 7th Kristyn Wong-Tam, … [Read More...]