Winter weather and lack of sunlight are hard in some ways to your mental health, but having strong physical health is just as important. While the tendency is to be more sedentary during this time, you can make it a point to do stretching and physical exercise indoors. If you have the option to join a nearby gym, make sure that you get a daily workout in. If you do not have that option for either location or budgetary reasons, consider looking online for free workout videos to follow along with. If the temperatures are safe to be outdoors, make sure that a brisk walk for at least 10 minutes is part of your routine.
Get enough sleep. You want to rest at least 8 hours a day, and try not to take on hibernation habits just because it is dark outside. Read, play family games, and do things that keep your mind active and not dormant. If you sleep too much, you may find yourself feeling sluggish during the work day. Do not get home from work and head straight to bed just because it is dark out.
Eat the right foods and stay nourished. Food choices are heavier during the winter months, so you need to be somewhat active to offset these options. While fresh fruit and vegetable options may be limited, you do have winter vegetables that should be a part of each meal. Soups and stews can give you hearty and healthy meals that feed your mind and body. And staying hydrated is just as important now as it is in the sweltering summer months. You will be thankful when your lips are not painfully chapped that you kept your water habits up year-round.
Finding a perfect winter routine for better work days might take some trial and error, but making small changes will make for big results in your overall wellbeing.