4 ways to get motivated this winter

Is the prospect of cold weather, dark mornings and the pre-Christmas stress making you dread winter? We know how you’re feeling. Well, lucky for you that’s all about to change, as we’ve put together some of our favourite tips and tricks for making this winter the best yet. Festive season, we’re coming to get ya!

1. Get some light

The average number of daylight hours in the winter is around 7-8, compared to around 16 in the summer. That’s a lot of dark hours! Light has a direct impact on our natural body rhythms, so going to college or uni when it’s dark and leaving when it’s dark can really take it’s toll on your mood. To avoid this, try to get outdoors as much as you can during the daytime (so make sure to wrap up warm!) and you could even replace your standard lights with some brighter ones too.

2. Get active!

Staying active throughout the winter months is such a good way to keep your spirits up. Even though it might be a challenge to motivate yourself to get to the gym when it’s cold and dark, it will be so worth it afterwards. Can’t really afford a membership? We’ve got you covered. Using your UNiDAYS discount you can enjoy up to 20% off student memberships at Pure Gym when you sign up with them online. Just think of all those extra pennies you’ll save for Christmas!

3. It’s treats galore!

Winter is full of delicious treats, from Christmas puddings to toffee apples. Absolute. Heaven. And, if you’re keeping active, you can wave goodbye to any guilt too. Gimme all the festive food!

4. Embrace the season

Winter is such a magical season, but it can sometimes go unnoticed if you get bogged down by all the planning and stressing. Not this year! Get out there and get involved in all the fun stuff - we’re talking ice skating, Christmas markets and if there’s snow, you’re never too old for a spot of sledging. Before you know it winter will be over, so make the most of it before it’s too late!

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