Winter is a season that comes after autumn and before our favorite spring. Some of the countries receive harsh cold winters while in the other part of the world, mainly tropical and coastal belts receive mild to cold winters. It is vital to prepare for the winter season and enjoy it with full zeal.
There are many people out there who enjoy winters mostly because it is appealing, soothing, winter food, night activities such as the bonfire; other people enjoy it for winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and other winter-related games. Winter nights are usually longer than summers; therefore, one has to adjust their routine to utilize maximum sunlight.
It is a blessing of nature to witness winters since it is a wonderful natural phenomenon. To enjoy winters, it is crucial to utilize the day properly. One of the necessary things is to adjust the sleep cycle accordingly. In winters due to a cozy and comfortable environment, people tend to get sleepier and try to stay indoors. Staying indoor makes a person more lethargic and lazier as there is less physical activity. Therefore, what is more chief is planning to enjoy winters.
Here are few life hacks to enjoy a happier winter
Planning for It
Since in some areas, the weather gets extreme to the extent that there are times a person gets stuck in the house for days, therefore it is essential to pack and plan accordingly for winters. It is good to pack and plan the cardinal things such as warm clothes, fixing heaters, and fire areas to spend comfortable winters. Also, fuel to fire, such as wood logs and kerosene.
Some other imperative things are warm clothes and staple food. Also, it is also good to have a good humidifier if one is allergic to dry winds and weather. Since, in extreme weather, our body goes through a lot of change, it is imperative to have good moisture for our skin and hair. A lot of people face dryness issues in winters; therefore, it is important to keep good over-the-counter Vaseline or any other moistures, shampoos recommended by the health care professionals.
Adjust sleep cycle
Since nights are longer in winters, it is mandatory to adjust the sleep cycle to be productive throughout the day and utilize daylight. It takes a while to adjust the sleep cycle; therefore, it is recommended by experts to adjust the sleep cycle by 30 minutes daily by waking up early and sleeping early. Good night sleep is required to function properly throughout the day. Good quality sleep is as vital as food for the human body. Adults should aim for at least 7 hours to 9 hours of quality. Sleep is highly fundamental as we spend almost one-third of our day sleeping. There is no perfect method for quality sleep, but one thing is prime that before going to bed, a person should relax, take a nice warm bath, have warm liquids, and shut all the distractions at least an hour before sleeping.
For quality sleep, it is compulsory to not consume any caffeine-related product before sleeping or staying in bright light before sleeping. One thing more is necessary is to create a sleep environment. It is true that winters add an extra point to create a cozy and comfortable environment to have a good night sleep
More indoor activities
Due to extreme weather, it is not feasible for all to have outdoor activities in winters, especially in those areas where there is heavy snowfall or roadblocks due to snowfall. One must indulge themselves in different activities such as indoor physical exercises, board games, and family get-togethers. To be honest, sometimes reading a book just by hot fire and sipping on hot chocolate is a dreamy way to pass the time for many people. Those who like to jog outside and do a lot of physical exercise indoor can get sweaty. It's all about good planning and utilizing the environment.
Another great activity is enjoying video games, just by inviting one's friends over, a lot of fun time can be spent. Some people recommend late night horror movies in winters; let's just say if one doesn't get scared quickly, it's a fun activity during winters.
Many others suggest camping activities and bonfire activities in winters due to starry nights and people who are night-sky-gazers.
When it comes to winters, it's all about dry fruits, nuts, and warm fatty foods. There are so many benefits of dry fruits and nuts such as they are packed with rich nutrients such as vitamins and proteins, which are indispensable to enhance immunity and avert chronic diseases commonly as cholesterol and diabetes. There are many season fresh fruits that are good for skin and detoxing during winters such as citrus fruits, which helps to prevent the common cold in winters and also fight against flu. One should enjoy all these winter blessings as it stays just for a few months. It is also key to keep a check on weight since physical activity reduces in winters, and one tends to gain weight.
While everything is changing from one's sleep pattern to clothes, the external environment is also changing. There are many people living on coastal and tropical belts who specially travel in the winter season just to witness a perfect snowfall. Snowfall itself is beautiful and serene. It gives tranquility to the human body. Many people enjoy the leaves turning from green to orange and snow-capped peaks and trees. It is a wonder of nature, which should be appreciated.
It is also significant to go outside and enjoy the sun in winters since one tends to keep themselves more indoor, but as we know, sunlight is necessary for the human body. Therefore, it vital to have a good balance between outdoor and indoor activity.