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Tips for winter wellness

Tips for winter wellness

There are no two ways about it; for most of us, when the clocks change, things can feel a little bit blurrghhht! Tired, flat, want to hibernate, can't be bothered. 

There are no two ways about it; for most of us, when the clocks change, things can feel a little bit 'blurrghhht!' Tired, flat, want to hibernate, can't be bothered.

With all that has happened this year with COVID-19, we may feel even more 'blurrghht!' or onomatopoeia of your choice (the author of this wee piece loves making up words that suggest the sound it describes. Another favourite is "eeeeek" if you get a fright, or "huh???" Haven't a clue what that means and so on.

Suppose you haven't a clue what that means and so on. Please have a go if you like for the word you would use to describe that feeling when you are tired and can't be bothered.

If you have never been tired or couldn't be bothered super, please send your tips to us to share with others.

Sometimes having fun like this can cheer us up and make for more genuine conversations than "oh, how are you" "oh great" (inside thinks "arrgghhhh!"

We aren't broken. It's just sometimes making polite noises adds to our stress!

The past months for most, have been stressful, and now we have winter to deal with! Sometimes there aren't easy answers, but maybe wee changes can make a difference.

We have put together a wee booklet on winter wellness over the past couple of years, updated for 2021.

It offers some valuable ideas to support our wellbeing, so maybe put on a favourite tune, grab a cuppa and have a wee read and work on some new onomatopoeia for 2022 

e.g."ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" no not "arrrrgghhhhhhhh!!!!'" but "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"……." which suggests feeling relaxed ''wheeeee" no not "whaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!" which means fun, excitement.

These are just wee ideas for fun. 

Bringing more laughter into the every day can help ease pain, enjoy the wee magazine, put it together with love as your matter, and people care.

Wellness activism for winter tips for looking after you and yours - full version (PDF)

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it. 

by Charlie Chaplin

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