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How to Survive Winter this Year

Winter is a beautiful season. The snow makes an amazing backdrop for amazing pictures and it’s a sight to appreciate. My kids love playing in the snow, building snowmen and creating snow angels. We had some heavy rain over the weekend with wind and hail, and they thought the hail were snowflakes. They just can’t wait for the snow to get here!

 

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The winter also ushers in fun activities like skiing, sleighing and ice skating. And of course, winter is the sign of the most amazing season of all: Christmas.

But as wonderful as the season is, it can be pretty cold. With the cold comes the flu and dry skin which can be a serious headache if you do not know how to deal with them early.

I come from the tropics and getting adjusted to the cold was a challenge. Although with time I was able to get used to it, I still have my moments. If you’re like me then here is a mini survival routine you will be needing this season.

 

Get warm clothing

Probably a no-brainer, I know but it really helps a lot to have enough warm clothing to take you through the winter. What I do is to start building momentum by preparing for winter sometime in the middle of autumn, which is now. I gradually layer my clothing or wear warmer outfits as we go closer to winter. This way I would have gotten used to keeping myself warm by the time the winter hits hard.

As a fashion lover, this is the time when I get super creative. It’s more difficult to style during the winter without looking very bulky in woolly jumpers so having enough winter pieces to keep my creativity going as I keep warm helped me a lot.

 

Moisturize often

Winter is the season where your skin dries up faster. When your skin is dry it begins to hurt and your face starts to look flaky. My lips also suffer badly during the autumn/winter season.

I tackle this by increasing the amount of moisturizer I use and drinking more fluids. I also carry some moisturizer and lip balms in my bag to use on the go.

 

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Stay healthy

During the winter you expose yourself to the cold often, so you need to make sure you take care of your health more than ever. You wouldn’t like to fall ill during the winter.

Start a workout routine and keep active. Just because you can’t run outside doesn’t mean that you should stop exercising. I am currently making the most of the GymCube Website and it is helping me stay on top of my fitness game. Keeping fit is important no matter the season. In fact, good exercise helps to keep you warm.

Eat healthy as well. Take plenty of fruits and vegetables to keep the flu at bay. There a lot of fruits and vegetables that spring up during the winter and they are delicious as well as healthy.

 

Do you have any tips to share?

 

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24 responses

  1. I layer up a lot in winter and make sure I continue to exercise. I find exercise helps keep colds at bay. I definitely need to drink more water, I tend to opt for hot drinks more often when it’s cold but it isn’t the best or healthiest option.

  2. I love wearing winter clothes! We eat lots of vegetable soups & stews in the winter so hopefully will help keep the colds away x

  3. We’ve just been through several Berlin winters, where temperatures easily dropped to -10C or lower in winter. Looking forward to a ‘mild’ Scottish winter this year in comparison 🙂

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