The holiday season is a distant memory, the sky is dreary grey, and work is throwing up the first of many challenges you’ll face during the long, hard year ahead.
Little wonder so many of us feel down when the new year gets under way. But fear not, because Christow is here to help with our tips on how to beat the winter blues.
Are your kitchen cupboards bursting at the seams? Does your living room look dustier than a building site? Is your bathroom drowning under a sea of empty shampoo bottles?
If the answer’s yes, now is the perfect time to do something about it.
Countless studies suggest that a messy home can add significantly to your stress levels. By hoovering your home and cleaning the clutter, you can clear your mind of negative thoughts and lift your positivity to a whole new level.
Get in the zone by putting on a playlist, making yourself a cuppa, and jotting down a list of the things you need to do. Trust us; if you write down the areas of your home that desperately need a clean, you’ll find the task of tackling them far less overwhelming.
Make Some Me-Time
There’s nothing selfish about putting yourself first every now and then.
Whether it’s streaming the latest drama on Netflix or relaxing in the bath with a glass of wine, taking time to do the things you love is guaranteed to lift your spirits and banish the winter blues.
Not only that, but when you feel positive, it can have a positive effect on the people around you. In other words, doing the things you love is just as beneficial to your loved ones as it is to you.
Meet Up With Friends
The weather might be grey and gloomy, but sometimes getting out and about is just the tonic you need – especially when it’s a gin and tonic with your friends.
Catching up to hear about their lives, and sharing what’s going on in your life, can help you put things into perspective and realise things aren’t as bad as they seem.
But then, nothing is as bad as it seems when you’re sharing a bottle of prosecco, spending a relaxing day at the spa, or having lunch at your favourite bistro.
Give Your Home A Makeover
After cleaning your home from top to bottom, you might have noticed that some of your rooms are lacking a certain je ne sais quoi.
The winter months are the perfect time to give your home a makeover because there isn’t a lot you can do outside unless you wrap up like an onion. Why wait until the summer, when you want to be outside enjoying the sunshine?
At Christow, we stock a huge range of furniture to decorate your home.
Why not beautify your bathroom with our contemporary grey and bamboo furniture; revitalise your dining room with one of our wooden wine racks; or create your dream bedroom with our range of bedside drawers?
We hope you enjoyed our blog and our tips help you get through the long, cold winter.
Looking for more inspiration? Then check out our post on How To Create A Perfect Chill Out Room.