If you’re not a winter person, we hear you.
While winter might have Christmas, Halloween and other fun festivities, it doesn’t make up for the fact that it’s cold and dark by 5pm. The transition into winter can be tough, especially when you’re trying to keep on top of your assignments but you really just want to stay in bed in the warmth all day.
While it’s probably not the answer you want to hear, staying in your room all day won’t make you feel any better, but there are plenty of practical things you can do to help make the colder and darker evenings a bit more manageable. If you find it so much harder to motivate yourself to do anything during the colder months, here are our best tips to make it a bit easier.
1. Stock up on cosy loungewear
Cold weather calls for comfy outfits all day long. Whether you’re at lectures, in the library, doing some food shopping or going on a coffee run you’re probably not going to want to throw on something that’s comfy and easy, yet still super stylish.
Luckily, thanks to our 20% student discount at Pink Soda you can stock up on the latest cosy tracksuits, leggings, sweatshirts, activewear and even winter jackets. With plenty of bright colours available you can inject a bit of colour into your wardrobe despite the darker days or stick to staple black and browns for a put-together yet comfortable everyday look.
2. Motivate yourself with new activewear
It can be hard to convince yourself to go to the gym or get outside to train when it’s cold. Unfortunately, for many students, the only time to fit a workout in is after lectures have finished for the day which means it will probably be dark too, which is the least motivating thing ever.
If you’re struggling with gym or sports motivation this winter there’s nothing better than treating yourself to some new activewear to get you desperate to go down to the gym and try it out. Thanks to our 20% student discount at Technicals, you’ll be able to grab some new things without breaking the bank to help get your motivation up and stay busy.
3. Try out a fun new workout challenge
If your regular routine seems harder than usual, why not switch it up and try something new to stay active this winter? Fiit is a fitness app that gives you access to hundreds of workouts from heavy HIIT sessions to strength training and yoga. The best thing about Fiit is you don’t need to leave your room and you won’t need equipment either, you just need a 2m x 2m space. So, if the idea of leaving the house to go the gym is too difficult this is a great alternative to work up a sweat without having to step outside!
If you want to try it out you can join the 30 day student challenge and get 30 days of the app for free while taking part in some student challenges to win some prizes. You just need to complete any 10 workouts in 21 days to be in with the chance to win 50% off an unlimited subscription and 25% off a Built For Athletes bag. So, if you think you can rise to the challenge grab your exclusive student offer now and sign up!
4. Get a SAD lamp
A SAD lamp is a great tool if you find yourself struggling with seasonal depression. The light will simulate the sun with a range of warm colours and brightness levels. The small lamp can help to brighten your mood and improve your motivation levels while you’re at home. If you have to get up early and it’s still dark outside, it’s a great way to start the day and can help to encourage the brain to produce serotonin.
5. Treat yourself to some new products
While self-care is more than taking a bath, sometimes the simplest thing to do when you’re struggling is remembering to take care of yourself and your body. With our student discount at LOOKFANTASTIC you can stock up on all of the things that make you feel better, from your favourite haircare, bath and beauty products to things like electrical toothbrushes, razors and sexual wellness products to make sure you’re taking care of yourself this winter.
From treating your hair to a new hair oil, a lip treatment to prevent chapped lips in the cold or working out a new skincare routine there are lots of things you can make sure you’re doing daily or weekly to help boost your mood and make sure you’re feeling your best self during these colder months.