Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Feeling SAD? 3 Ways To Lighten Up Your Life...

 

Last weekend, the clocks went back!  This timely reminder that our hours of light are growing shorter can make it a bit tougher to get out there and face the day!  In fact, lots of us can genuinely relate to the symptoms of Seasonally Affective Disorder.   While the medical condition often requires special treatments, those of us who feel just a touch of winter blues can always improve our mood with a few little pick-me-ups in our everyday rituals...

The Winter Walk...

Batten down the hatches!  It's a natural response to the blustery, gloomy weather but a healthy dose of daylight is vital to keep our body clock in balance.  So, wrap up warm in your winter woolies and head out for a bracing walk in the elements!  Check out these cute snoods to keep you cosy as you march through the golden leaves - they're in the Funky Scottish boutique...



Bring Warmth to Home & Hearth... 

Even if you don't have a big roaring fire or wood burning stove, you can still create that warm, homely feeling with gorgeous candles - as shown in this luxurious display discovered via Pinterest. We love the Pintail range and our fragrant 'Fireside' candle. You can also create a comforting glow with a few pretty tea lights in cute holders.  Check out our collection in the shop for more inspiration.


Sunshine In A Song...

The mood boosting affects of uplifting music are well documented, so treat yourself to a playlist packed with your favourite songs!  In fact, combine music with a great movie and see the fabulous Sunshine On Leith.  Even if you don't like musicals, I can promise you this heart-warming musical-rom-com set in the Scottish capital will melt away those cold winter blues!  The film shows Edinburgh in its most beautiful light and even better, our very own Pittenweem gets a wee cameo in the film!


See - 3 great ways to create that warm, winter glow... If you have a few suggestions of your own, leave me a wee note below or on Facebook!

Meanwhile, I'm taking my own advice and heading off to the Aberfeldy Music Festival this weekend!

Enjoy the rest of your week too!

Karen x

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