4 DOABLE TIPS TO MAKE YOUR WINTER A BIT BEARABLE…

winter tips

What are your winter tips that help ya? 

Hello Beauties! Howdy? We are gradually nearing the end of January, where are you with your new year goals and resolutions? I just returned from my swimming lesson and I must say, I’m really enjoying it. Having said that, I must say for the first time in my life I have failed at multi-tasking. Ha!! I can’t seem to use both my hands and legs at the same time when swimming. Such a struggle! Any swimming tips?

I know we’re all day dreaming about summer, but while we wait, let’s make the best of this cold winter. It is one of the hardest season (personally speaking) to genuinely enjoy because everything feels so cold and depressing. I thought I drop by to share some winter tips to help you navigate through the season a bit better. These are nothing special, but I figured sometimes we all need a reminder.

* GET THAT BODY MOVING *

It’s no news that exercising improves your muscle strength and boosts your energy up. Research shows that exercising transports oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and aids your cardiovascular system to work better. The health benefits of exercising are beneficial to us human beings. As a person who suffers from insomnia, exercising really helps me relax and sleep. You don’t have to sign up to a gym you’ll never attend, just type Fitness Blender in Youtube and follow the routine in the comfort of your home.

* MAKE PLANS *

The excitement of looking forward to something just has a way of releasing stress. It doesn’t even have to be something big like a holiday to Jamaica (if it is, even better!), but little things like dinner out with friends, Netflix & chill get-together, a lovely spa evening for yourself or playing tourist in your city. Sometimes the little things carry big memories. As stated by Kurt Vonnegut, “Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”Colosseum

* TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF *

Self care is probably the most commonly used words since last year. Mind you caring for ourselves has been a thing since our forefathers, but looks like it got lost on the way. With “busy” being the anthem of this generation, no wonder the world forgot about it. Thank God we’ve finally seen how self care helps us connect to ourselves. It is great for our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Make 2020 the year you begin to take better care of yourself. Again, it’s all about the little/simple things. Like giving your face a nice glow by using a good mask before you take a shower or even during lunch time. best face masks

* TRY EATING HEALTHY IF YOU CAN *

Just like exercising, a healthy diet is beneficial to the human body. Benefits of eating healthy include; preventing related illnesses, weight loss, improved memory, boosted energy and maintaining your emotional and physical wellbeing. Honestly speaking this is one area of my life that I struggle with. I would love to be consistent, but the bad diets get the best of me most of the times. Working in a kitchen definitely doesn’t help either, hence why I am looking to going back to teaching again. Sometimes one needs to make a change to see a change. Hope that makes sense. As vain as this may sound, but I am my happy self when I feel good physically as well as inwardly. –And balanced diet plays a big role in that. The weather may be depressing, but feeling good give one a good vibe to combat it.

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Thanks much for your visits and meaningful comments. Have a blessed week.

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Much Love!

Missy May

77 Comments

  1. January 22, 2020 / 4:14 am

    Great! Looks like you are on the right track my Dear. They say swimming is one of the best exercises. Not me. I was born on an island, grew up on an island and can not swim to save my life.

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2020 / 10:35 pm

      Thanks much, auntie Neti! Haha…got ya!!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2020 / 10:34 pm

      Thank you, Kathrine! I need to get on the fasting wagon. Does good for the body.

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2020 / 10:30 pm

      Thanks Jennifer and will check it out on Friday.

  2. January 23, 2020 / 1:42 am

    yesss…I love getting the body moving. I really enjoy going for a run outside. Has always been something I loved ever since I was a kid.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2020 / 7:08 pm

      That is wonderful, Radi! I enjoy running too, but this weather won’t let me be great right now. Lol! Thank you for sharing, girlie!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2020 / 7:01 pm

      My pleasure, Lovely! Thanks and likewise.

  3. January 23, 2020 / 6:16 am

    AWESOME PHOTO YOU HAVE SHARED HERE, THANKS A LOT FOR SHARING IT BECAUSE IT MAKE MYSELF TO LOVE

  4. January 23, 2020 / 10:11 am

    Nice tips for this winter season! I have started going to gym these days! 🙂
    Wonderful Post! Have a great day!
    Allurerage
    Rampdiary

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2020 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you, Jyoti! Oh I will join you soon. Wanna get build a dedication at home exercising first, then migrate to the gym. Ha!

  5. January 23, 2020 / 11:55 am

    These are good tips! Helpful in winter but I think self care and eating good are important any time of year too! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a great week 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2020 / 7:00 pm

      They sure are, Mica. Agreed! 🙂
      I am and hope you too. Thanks 🙂

  6. January 23, 2020 / 1:43 pm

    I agree with all of your tips, especially getting that body moving. It is always good to keep active and sail through winter till brighter skies appear.

    Seyi x

    http://www.seyioa.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2020 / 7:14 pm

      Good to hear that, Seyi! For sho!! Thank you for the contribution.

  7. January 23, 2020 / 4:37 pm

    Self-care is very important. Thanks for sharing, sis. My tip is to wake up with intentions.

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2020 / 6:59 pm

      Good to hear that sis. Wonderful! Thanks for visiting always.

  8. January 23, 2020 / 5:21 pm

    Well, this year i decided to not doing any plans.. okay.. maybe only 2.. or 3 😀 but thats it, seriously. I ve been already doing some of them! Hope will be good;>

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2020 / 7:11 pm

      Ha!! 2 or 3 plans are good. Lol! Good to hear that and keep it up. Following your steps! Thank you for visiting. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2020 / 7:12 pm

      Good to hear that, Selvaggia! Hope you make it there. Thank you!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2020 / 6:58 pm

      My pleasure, gal and good to hear that. Thanks for visiting.

  9. January 23, 2020 / 6:23 pm

    Yes the height of the winter can be challenging. I agree that exercise helps gets your good vibe hormone levels up! Yes I am trying to eat more healthy. I have not really had much sugar since the new year started so that is good!

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2020 / 7:13 pm

      I know right!! Good to hear that, Allie. I have failed miserably on the sugar department, but good on you. Thank you for sharing and giving me a boost with that.

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2020 / 6:58 pm

      You and I both, galll! Good luck to us and thanks for visiting.

  10. January 23, 2020 / 7:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing these with us! I really needed some motivation, and reading these really did the trick. I need to get more active xo

    Makeup Muddle

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 26, 2020 / 9:26 pm

      My pleasure and good to hear that. Thank you for the contribution.

  11. January 24, 2020 / 3:49 am

    Such great useful tips! I agree it is so important to try eat good and keep our bodies moving during winter – it can be so easy to just shut down sometimes and stay in, in winter which of course is good but can effect our mood <3 Lots of love x

    findyourownhope.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 26, 2020 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks much, Susie! Good to hear that and lots of love. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 26, 2020 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks Rach and good to hear that.

  12. January 24, 2020 / 4:11 pm

    It’s not winter here but I am still trying to kickass in the gym! Exercising is my attempt in self-care cause I just know I need to hahaha

    with love,
    Bash
    Hey Bash

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 26, 2020 / 9:27 pm

      Oh I wish I had your weather then. Ha! Way to go, Bash! I’m right behind ya. Thank you for the contribution. 🙂
      Haha…for sho!!

  13. January 24, 2020 / 9:31 pm

    These are great common sense tips, my beautiful Mavis! I practice most of these actually. I am actively working out and *trying* to eat healthy. I allow myself cheat days on the weekend when I can enjoy chocolate and/or chocolate chip ice cream…my favorite vice. 😉 Girl – go get that teaching job! 2020 is the year! Have a wonderful weekend!

    http://lizzyslatest.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 26, 2020 / 9:35 pm

      Good to hear that, my dear friend. I need to do better on my diet. Gotta follow your footsteps. Thank you for the encouragement.
      Have a blessed week ahead. 🙂

  14. January 25, 2020 / 10:03 am

    Great tips dear…thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 26, 2020 / 9:21 pm

      My pleasure dear and thanks! 🙂

  15. January 25, 2020 / 3:57 pm

    Yes to all of these tips! I’m trying to eat better after overindulging during the holidays and a little self-care is always a nice treat!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 26, 2020 / 9:23 pm

      Good one, Jill! I’m right behind ya. Thank you for the contribution.

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 26, 2020 / 9:21 pm

      My pleasure, Rena! Thank you!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 26, 2020 / 9:20 pm

      Good to hear that. I gotta follow your footsteps. Thanks for sharing.

  16. January 26, 2020 / 8:54 pm

    Your tips are spot on! I’ve been trying to be healthier and also I’m exercising more. I usually go out a bit more in January since we are getting snowed under discounts and offers! The best month to go out and not spend too much

    Elegant Duchess xx
    https://www.elegantduchess.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 26, 2020 / 9:32 pm

      Good to hear that, duchess! Wonderful! Thank you for the contribution to this topic.

  17. January 27, 2020 / 10:50 am

    Fantastic tips my dear, am working on them indeed!! Hope you have a great week ahead x

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 27, 2020 / 10:40 pm

      Thank you, dear and likewise! 🙂

  18. January 27, 2020 / 12:25 pm

    I’m feeling so lazy these days due to the extremely cold weather. It’s too bad that I don’t do any exercise these days. I will surely do my life routine better and start exercise very soon. Thanks for sharing these tips dear.
    Have a happy Monday.
    Kisses <3
    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 27, 2020 / 10:36 pm

      You’re not alone, Rakhshandarizvi dear!! The weather has a way of making me feel lazy. Ha!!
      Good to hear that. Thank you for the contribution and have a blessed week. 🙂

  19. January 27, 2020 / 3:05 pm

    I have been enjoying lots of pamper sessions this January! I always find some self care to be a real mood booster, especially when the weather outside is so miserable. You can’t help but feel good when you’ve treated your hair, skin and body to a pamper xo

    MakeupMuddle.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 27, 2020 / 10:37 pm

      Now that sounds good to me and yes to feeling good when you’ve been treated good. Thank you for the contribution. 🙂

  20. January 27, 2020 / 9:29 pm

    Winter can be a hard season with all the cold gloomy days, so these tips really help! Having a regular exercise routine has been one of the best things I’ve done. It’s amazing how moving your body can have such a positive impact on your mind too! I hope you have a wonderful winter x

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 27, 2020 / 10:53 pm

      I couldn’t agree more with ya, Kara. Good to hear that. Thanks much for the contribution. 🙂

  21. January 28, 2020 / 12:07 pm

    Oh yes, I get so rusty in winter, so regular workouts are mandatory! Thank you for the tips 😉
    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 28, 2020 / 6:40 pm

      You and I both, Liz! My pleasure and thanks for the contribution. 🙂

  22. January 28, 2020 / 3:12 pm

    I love these tips- especially the getting your body moving bit. SO key after the holidays and during winter, when all you REALLY wanna do is lay around. A little movement is good!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 28, 2020 / 6:41 pm

      Good to hear that, Ashley! For sho! Thanks much for the contribution.

  23. February 2, 2020 / 6:38 pm

    I was a bit down this weekend but this post made me smile! I’m desperate for those summer days and activities. But small things to look forward to are making me a bit happier too! Thanks for sharing babe!

    xoxo, Layla Rosita | http://www.laylarosita.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 3, 2020 / 10:07 pm

      Good to hear that, Layla dear. I am desperate too for sure. Wonderful! My pleasure and have a blessed week, beautiful. Thank you! 🙂

  24. Nina
    February 3, 2020 / 5:36 pm

    These are great tips, and you look fantastic in that floral top. Happy Monday dear!
    http://www.ninakobi.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 6, 2020 / 9:01 pm

      I couldn’t agree more, Viki. Thanks much for the contribution!

  25. February 5, 2020 / 8:57 pm

    I try eating healthily and working out often, it makes me feel much better about myself inside and outside. Also means I feel less guilty about having the odd treat here and there over the weekend 🙂

    Sarah xo Oomph London

    • Missy May
      Author
      February 6, 2020 / 9:02 pm

      Kudos to you, Sarah. Trying to follow your foot steps over here. Thanks much for sharing and the contribution. 🙂

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