Ways to beat the winter blues

Now that we’re past Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night, and well on the way to Christmas, I think it’s fair to say that we’re definitely entering the winter months. And whilst there is something magical about winter, it can often present us all with an unfortunate case of the winter blues.

I’m not sure whether it’s something to do with lack of sunlight causing a few instances of the notorious seasonal-affective disorder, or even just the fact that most of us might have overspent on Christmas presents by now!

But regardless of the cause, I’ve found that some of these fun activities can take the pain out of the winter blues.

Indoor camping

ways to beat the winter blues

If you’re like me and have kid’s causing chaos around the house, it can be tricky to find a way for them to let off steam when it’s cold and wet outside. So why not try and recreate the fun of the great outdoors in your own home with some of these great indoor camping ideas that I found on Pinterest.

All of these ideas can be done with just a little bit of craft know-how and some childlike imagination. But if you’re concerned about the little ones getting enough sleep when indoor camping, then there’s a wide range of playful children’s beds that can make the camping experience all the more exciting!

Retail therapy

ways to beat the winter blues

I’m sure I’m not the only one who might have overspent already this Christmas, but the fact is that doing a bit of online window-shopping is an easy way to pass the time and look forward to the January sales.

It can also be a good way to include the kids in buying presents for the family and their friends. In particular, sites such as the wildly colourful Ban.do have a great range of vibrant youthful gifts that could be great to show off in the classroom – just make sure that you let Santa know too!

Embracing the winter spirit

ways to beat the winter blues

However, I find that the best way for me to shake off the chilly feeling of winter is simply to get out there and celebrate the exciting time of year. The run-up to Christmas has to be one of the most magical times to be a child, and all up and down the country there are many fun Christmas fairs and markets to attend.

And even if you’ve run out of ideas with indoor camping, online shopping and enjoying Christmas fairs, then you can simply get out there on a bike and burn off that excess energy!

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  1. Although the dark mornings and dark nights are hard, it is so important to embrace the Winter months with the Christmas markets and lights! It won’t be long before summer is back and we are all dying for the heat to disappear!

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