Oh, Winter! You seem to have snuck up on us again this year. Jeans without stockings no longer suffices, food without heavy or creamy ingredients just doesn’t fill the void, and the flat, bleak sky isn't exactly an invitation to socialise after dark.

These midway months can be tough, on the body and the mind, but our attitude towards winter need not match that of its dark and gloomy colour palette. There are plenty of practical ways to make this season bearable, if not enjoyable. Here are just a few:

Fill your domain with aromas

Whether it be a scented candle you love, the woody perfume of incense or the

comforting fragrance of a slow cooker left on all day, infuse your space with scents

that make it feel good to come home after a long day of battling the elements.


Stick to a movement routine

It can be hard to stay motivated in colder temps but remaining stagnant won’t

improve your state of mind. Try switching your exercise regime from more intensive

workouts to lighter rituals like yoga, pilates or laps in a heated pool.