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Top 10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues in Melbourne

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by Madhumita Thakur (subscribe)
Freelance writer & journalist in the fields of lifestyle, technology and entertainment.
Published May 4th 2012
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Comfort winter wear This one is a no-brainer, but not when you are unaware of how many layers of warm wears your body should have. Although it is better to wear as many layers as possible to shield your body, it is also important that your warm wears are comfortable. Instead of wearing one thick jacket, it is better to wear 2 or 3 layers of clothing like a shirt, sweater and then jacket. This would not only give you great deal of warmth but will also make it easy for you remove the layers when you aren't feeling so cold.

Light Let there be light, and much as you can. The grey clouds and gloomy mood created by winter can be easily pipped with lots of light around you. Make sure you keep your curtains drawn around you (be it your workplace or home) and if needed switch on couple of lights to brighten up the place. Lastly do not forget to soak up some sun whenever possible and let your room fill up with some sun rays for a perfectly pepped up mood.

Catch Up Meeting with friends and socialising is another way to beat the winter blues. Catch up for some fun time over coffee, lunch, movies or otherwise and spend some quality time talking and laughing. If you are unable to meet up with your folks then just go mobile and use the power of technology to connect with your loved ones. This one is sure to make you forget everything about Melbourne's freezing winter and sombre sky.

Work Out Melbourne winter is not only perennial and random but it is also sinful. We tend to eat more in cold climate to increase the body energy level and all the fat and flab hide under the warm clothing. So walk, jog and run to burn out those extra calories and stay fit even in the biting winter. This will not only make you feel more confident but also lower your stress level and add more zing to the winter overcast.

Colour Therapy Add loads of colour in your life right from your wardrobe to your house to your food. Colours are known to have positive impact on our mind so go ahead and splash as much red, yellow, green and orange into your world as you can.

Pamper Spa treatments, body massages, sauna, hot pools, book reading, movie watching and everything else which falls under the category of pampering should be adopted and religiously followed to cope up with the Melbourne winter. You will not only begin to feel relaxed and energetic, but you will also appreciate the winter season for its serenity and poise.

Healthy diet The cold air and low temperature of winter season often bring out our hidden desire to indulge into sinful eating adding tyres and flab around our body. Remember all this eating only adds to your calorie count for the day so try and include more of brown bread, multi-grain, fruits, vegetables, soups and juices to cut down on your cravings and feel light physically and mentally. Healthy diet along with work out is a killer combination to win over winter blues of Melbourne.

Warm shower Most of us feel too lethargic when it comes to taking a shower in winter months, but remember a hot shower will help you a great deal in overcoming the cold factor round you. Hot water will not only help you thaw yourself but also make you equipped to bear the wind chill.

Sleep You will love this one. There is no worry in this world which can't be slept over. Just snuggle up on your bed and snooze away to glory to ignore the winter blues of Melbourne.

Embrace Last but not the least, embrace the season for its uniqueness. The more you detest it the more uncomfortable you will feel during this time. Remember if there was no winter there would be no snow, no skiing and no ice skating too.

So go ahead and love this season by following these few simple ideas.
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