Living Well in Winter
To keep yourself motivated through the cold weather in the longer term, look at a new form of exercise such as CrossFit, hot yoga or rock climbing you might not have done before, gather a few like-minded colleagues, get a coach lined up and make good use of that lunch hour to work up a sweat!
It’s great for your motivation to be learning a new style and improving quickly at it, while the added accountability of working out with the same group at a consistent time can keep you on track.
Also look to winter cookbooks for meal inspiration that use in season meats and veg which are likely to be hearty and warming, while bringing more bang for your buck when coming to the levels of nutrients.
Invest in a good vacuum flask to keep your hot drinks/soups warm throughout the work day. In this way, you know you are filling up your body with the good stuff while saving the earth by reducing the disposables from the local sandwich shop or café.
Take time to enjoy the little things winter has to offer with the people you work with:
- Find the closest Christmas market to your workplace, wrapping up warm and spend an enjoyable lunch hour at a Christmas fair with hot chocolates and mulled wine
- Go ice skating
- Take a long walk
- If there is an indoor ski centre near you, this is the season to get inspired and get those skis on and learn a new skill.