Better Times

Better Times in Winter – 3 tips

To everything, there is a season and each season has its own wonders. For many, winter can be long, cold, and cheerless.   There’s no escaping winter unless you have pots of money and can jet off to spend your winter in a sunny country. If not, there are lots of things you can do to make the most of the season and actually enjoy it.

Food for the stomach and for the soul

Winter isn’t the time to go on a diet and make yourself miserable, Winter is the time for hearty, healthy, nutritious foods that can feed the stomach and the soul. It’s the time to be eating whole foods as opposed to processed foods, organic whenever you can, and also superfoods that haven’t been genetically modified.   Winter is the time to give attention to those foods that will nourish and sustain the body, mind, and soul. It is a time to enjoy better times with foods that provide us with tranquility and harmony within our souls.

Permaculture – creating eco-friendly farming

  It’s why permaculture is on top of people’s minds. It’s a kind of farming of healthy foods where every effort is made to use the land responsibly. The idea is for future generations to use the land to grow their own organic food.   You want to even grow your own grains. Bulgar is a cereal grain made from dried, cracked wheat and where the entire wheat kernel can be eaten. It is super nutritious and has several health benefits with its vitamins, minerals, and fiber.   Winter is the perfect time to make a loaf of bread with the nutty chewiness from the bulgar wheat to enjoy with Winter comfort foods. Mediterranean in origin, bulgur remains a staple with- or in hearty Winter stews, in breakfast porridges and stews. Of course, if you can’t grow it, it is available in most grocery stores and is relatively inexpensive.

Get Outside

Many people are reluctant to get outside in winter but it’s important, for your very health! Did you know that there is a link between exercise and mood?  Physical activity is very important for mental health. Of course, nobody should go out in a blizzard, more so if they are ill, but simply getting outside the house is therapeutic.   That fresh, brisk air is simply invigorating, and take note of how alive you feel by just being outside in nature.  Get outside for a walk or to build a snowman and enjoy the sun if there is any.   You may well start off bundled up but you’ll soon warm up and you can remove some of your top layers.   Whatever the weather, there are excellent reasons to get outside and have some fun. There’s always something to look forward to when you get back like cozying up beside the fire and having hot chocolate. Turn it into an adult drink and try hot cocoa spiked with a coffee liqueur such as Kahlua.

You feel so good ‘cos you look so good

As the weather cools down, we often find ourselves turning to fawn shades to dress in. But what about our skin? Does the white, pasty, sometimes pimply winter skin look attractive against these neutral shades? Not a chance and the lack of sunlight and your bland skin make you feel depressed too.   There are these special types of lamps that produce something similar to sunlight. Not only do they bring a lovely warm, glowing color to your skin, but they also raise your spirits too. They make you look and feel good.   You just feel a whole lot happier too. There’s no making use of bronzing agents on your face, resulting in orange, streaky looks. No, these facial tanning lamps give you a  natural-looking facial tan from their UV fluorescent tubes. sun bath in winter

Sunshine cheer on dull days

You just put the facial tanning lamp on any surface, plug it in and allow it to start its magic. With regular use, you can build up a youthful, glowing tan that is guaranteed to build confidence because you’re looking your healthiest and most gorgeous. They’re adjustable and easy to use and you simply angle it to the area you want tanned. For cold days you look bold and bright with your golden bloom throughout winter. The great thing is you use them quietly at home. The facial tanning lamps come from top brands too such as Philips, Efbe-Schott, Eurosolar and others (for more information visit this comparison site Just because temperatures are cooling down, it doesn’t mean your life and your looks should be dull too. Who knows, with the right attitude towards Winter, it may just become your favorite time of the year.