For many of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s that time of the year again. The rain (or, soon enough, snow) is settling in, and summer is just a distant, hazy memory.
Now is a great season for getting cozy in cable knits and corduroy, and drinking lots of delicious hot beverages.
However, this time of year is also when assignments and classwork can begin to pile up, and the cooler weather and shorter days can feel extra draining.
Weathering the colder weather
The consistent cloudiness and rain of Vancouver can get me feeling pretty gloomy. The rain-driven moodiness, coupled with fewer opportunities to get out and do the things you love, can make it difficult to stay motivated and feel physically and mentally healthy.
In times like these, what helps me the most is often getting back to the basics—things I’ve consistently done that lift my mood and allow me to stay healthy.
It can feel challenging to focus on ourselves when there’s so much going on in the world, but if we’re not taking good care of ourselves, we’re less capable of supporting others.