5 ways to care for your mental health this winter

Well hello to you my reader chums! At the time of year with the dreary weather and Christmas shopping craze, life can get a bit hectic with not enough time to focus on us. With that in mind, it's a period where a little bit of self-care goes a long way and the time to look after your mental health is even more important.

Whether you suffer from a mental health condition or really struggle with the wintertime, here are my 5 best tips on how to care for your mental health.

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Go for a walk 

Exercise is an activity that naturally relieves the mind, allowing your body to breathe in the fresh air and get all that blood pumping round. By stepping away from your home or the workplace for a short stroll, it can clear the mind and help you feel that little bit better. My favourite spots for a walk to calm down are country lanes or by the coast. There's nothing more soothing than the quiet sound of the countryside or the waves slowly drifting by. The beach is my happy place and I always find it can put my mind at ease.

Write a list 

When I have a million tasks to do in my mind, I  find that writing them down will instantly take some weight off my shoulders. Once all the tasks are on a list, I can organise and tick them off one by one, which in turn is not only satisfying but takes a few things off your mind bit, by bit.

Have a bath 

I'm a bit of Lush cosmetics addict, so I'll always find an excuse for a bath. When I'm feeling low or my anxiety kicks in, a bath can really do the trick in helping me feel that little bit better. Lying there in the peace and quiet with beautiful scents of your bubble bath lingering in the air is ever so soothing. I also love to watch YouTube or listen to music during my baths to unwind that little bit more.

Distract yourself with your favourite film

Everybody has that one film that really means something to them so if you're not feeling yourself, switch that on and enjoy. My favourite childhood film is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory that every time I hear the theme tune, I can't help but smile. It's one of those films I can recite easily. Other heart-warming films that make me laugh out loud include The Other Woman, Pitch Perfect and Bad Moms.

Do something you love 

When you're feeling under the weather or not just yourself, it's important to do things that you enjoy, to boost your spirit. Whether that's writing, reading, trying out a new recipe, drawing or a good old fashioned bit of retail therapy, you deserve that you time. A little shopping splurge or indulgent cake you've made will give you that little burst of self care you need.

I hope you enjoyed this post. What are your tips to care for your mental health?

Thank you for reading <3


  1. Hi Della, you post on five ways to care for your mental health this winter. Walking on short stroll, writing unlimited things, have a bath which I will definitely avoid in winter, watch a movie with a cup of hot coffee. Thank you for sharing these beautiful ideas with us.

  2. Sometimes you just have to distract yourself with your favourite nostalgic film don't you? For me, my fav is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban :)

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  3. All good ideas. I've found that if I don't move around enough it definitely affects my mood. I love salt baths and walks the most xx


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