This post is all about how to comfort your soul during this winter season.
The idea of practicing self-care is to boost ultimate happiness and comfort for own self. It has uncountable benefits for you.
Despite of the season, doing self-care practices is always a great idea!
Also, the season of winter brings a very apt environment to do self-care.
Self-care comprises of everything we can do to express self-love.
These are the activities done to improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Moreover, in this post, we are focusing on what we must do to bring that warmth and comfort to our soul which it craves for during the winters.
how to comfort your soul
Simply, by doing self-care for the soul.
Apparently, the term for it is ‘soul-care.’
what is self-care for the soul
Soul-care is the ultimate self-care.
Caring for the soul simply means practicing such small habits that make you fell calm and at-ease with yourself.
It can be as simple as just having a conversation with your loved ones or having a scoop of your favorite ice-cream.
Doing something for yourself guilt-free and mindfully should be a must-do in your day-to-day life.
Because it is ONE LIFE and you have to be YOURSELF!
How should i practice Self-care for the soul
The answer is simple, one must practice any self-care guilt-free and mindfully.
Always keep in mind that you are not wasting time by doing something for yourself.
In fact, this is the best thing you can do with your time. So, relax and take it easy.
Also, you do not need hours and hours to do self-care, I mean if you want you can do that as well!
But what I mean to tell you is, even 5-minutes is enough to do a small act of self-care.
So, the conclusion is you must practice self-care without any baggage or stress.
Do it lovingly and mindfully!
Trust me you will be grateful to take out the time for yourself.
So, let us now see what all little things we can do to bring comfort to our soul this winter season.
12 amazing ways to comfort your soul this winter season
1. get some sunlight
Winter is the season of cold weather along with breezy air. The days become shorter, thus it gets dark earlier than usual. Because, the sun stays up for shorter duration through the day.
In some parts, it is actually a privilege to see the sun during winter season. But till it stays, make sure you make the most out of that time.
As we know, vitamin D is an essential requirement to get through the winters smoothly.
And the sun being the most amazing source of it. You have to get the sunlight.
Stay outside in the sun for some time. Go for a walk, take a run, do activities outside.
Just spending a few minutes in the sunlight will do the magic for you!
2. sip warm drinks
If you ask me what is the most instant therapy one can do, my answer is always to be this- ‘ getting a cup of hot chocolate!’
Don’t you think the same?
Let there be any drink for that matter, except for the ones with alcohol. But a glass of your favorite warm drink will give your soul a hug of sheer comfort.
Trust me, it is THERAPEUTIC!
Try this today- snuggle yourself in a cozy warm blanket, play your favorite soft music and sip a glass of your favorite warm drink slowly!!
Ahhh….how comfy this sounds.
Just do it. You are going to feel amazing.
3. layer up your outfits
I believe winter is the best season to style all the pieces of clothing you own. Also, in a unique way.
It allows you to mix and match the pieces and create a different outfit altogether.
Thus, a very good scope of being creative and finding your own style.
So, this winter season, be creatively stylish!
Take out the woolens- sweaters, cardigans, shawls, mufflers. Play with colors. Try different color palettes.
Go ahead and make your best winter outfits!
4. take a warm bath
As soothing and relaxing as it can get!
Warm baths are treat to your mind, body and soul all at once. It deeply relaxes the skin cells and rejuvenates them by filling energy inside.
Having a warm bath ensures the proper supply of blood throughout the body.
This results in having a detox of skin as well.
Feeling relaxed, further makes the soul and mind feel more at comfort.
Thus ensure taking a warm bath once a few days in winter season.
If you once make this a part of your weekly routine, then there is no going back, for better.
5. make healthy soups
Winter markets are filled with a wide variety of fresh vegetables.
Go to the market, get a bunch of fresh goods and healthy spices. Wash them up and make simple delicious soups.
For me, winters are really not over until I have a bowl of warm healthy soup everyday.
One easy thing I suggest you must do this season, have only soup during any one time of the day. Anytime you like- breakfast, lunch or dinner. What you have to do is instead of having the regular food for every meal, switch it with soup.
This way you are making the process simple and interesting as well.
But, make sure to keep the process simple.
This will keep you going with the change for long and also simple recipe helps to keep the nutrients of the dish intact.
Cheers to having delicious soups this winter season!
6. light a candle
Lighting a candle might seem like a very tiny task, well it is. But, the outcome of it is just purely magical.
Candle light creates an atmosphere of positivity and calmness around the room.
It changes the vibe of the space into something more pleasant. So, little work gives more outcome.
Keep a few candles in your collection. Light them up when you are not feeling calm.
This thing will change your mood and set the vibe of your space just right.
7. bake something
Baking might be a therapeutic work for some people, while for some it is a clumsy messy affair of everything lying around the kitchen.
But, either ways the result is always something each of us look forward to. Try to bake something new this season.
While there are a lot of options you can try, because of the abundance of fresh fruits in the market.
Get your hands on fresh fruits and spices and make amazing cakes, breads.
Afterwards, the baking is done, your house will be filled with pleasant aroma that nobody can resist!
8. decorate your room
Change the setup of your room. Do a little mix-and-match. Make some some new changes. Eventually, doing such little changes to your room, gives it a fresh look and changes the vibe altogether.
Sometimes. it is just the little changes that make a huge difference. You will see it, once you put in the work.
Try adding lights or lanterns to your space, this gives a very calming feel to the room. Even some DIYs will do the work.
Get that winter vibe to your room!
Look! I know not each one of us can sing really well.
Nobody knows everything, and that is okay. I myself am such a terrible singer, trust me.
But what makes you happy does not need to make any sense to others. You just do it, because it makes you happy.
That is enough a reason to do anything for yourself. And, singing really does that, sing your favorite song to yourself.
Sing loudly or just humming will also do.
But just sing!! The point is to enjoy and celebrate.
10. buy a gift for yourself
We often give amazing gifts to the people who matter to us sometimes to even such people that we do not much know about.
And, gifting is actually such a beautiful act of expressing love.
But, in this process we forget our own self. We forget express that much priceless love to ourself.
So, make it tradition of gifting something to yourself once in a while. It does not matter what you gift. but it does matter that you do this.
It is a beautiful act of self-love as well.
So, what are buying as winter gift for this year for yourself?
11. have some quiet time
No matter whatever you do, but until you do not spend some alone time, it feels incomplete.
Spending quiet is calming and peaceful to the soul.
Spend some quality time, just with yourself. It can be outside or just at the comfort of your room.
Anywhere, just be with YOU.
Affirm yourself that no matter what you are going to be there for yourself keeping yourself safe. This affirmation is all that your soul needs to be at comfort.
Journal if want to, during this time. Or just gather your thoughts and do not overthink.
Give your soul the thoughts of comfort that it craves for.
12. spend time with your loved ones
It is also important to not forget the people you love in your life. Afterall, human is a social animal.
It is our emotional need to be with our loved ones, the people who we love and who love us.
What makes the life living worthwhile is having genuine humans around you who really love and care for you.
That is such a wonderful thing to treasure.
So, spend time with your family and friends.
Give them your time, make them feel valued.
Have conversations with them, listen to them, make them feel heard, care for what they feel.
Just be there, because you care.
I really hope that this post helps you in all ways it can. I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
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