• mahabis lifestyle // six perks of winter

In the depths of winter, especially in colder countries, it's often tempting to be sucked into wishing away the time until spring. Bonding over complaints about the weather and succumbing to colds and sniffles almost becomes commonplace. However we'd like to explore a more positive side of winter and share some of the things we enjoy about the chillier months. 

 mahabis lifestyle // our 6 winter highlights

1. clear air //

With the absence of sunshine and the appearance of frost, comes a crispness to the air. Somehow the cool air tastes and smells fresher. The summer haze replaced with snowflakes and visible breath may be cold, but when you wrap up warm you can go for long walks unfettered by pollen, allergies or sticky heat.

 

 

2. health benefits //

Winter brings to mind months of sniffles, the endless cold that sweeps the office over and over, and little red noses sneezing on the train. Contrary to popular rhetoric, the cold can be good for your health; it reduces inflammation and swelling, kills off disease carrying bugs and increases the chemical responsible for pain suppression. You may be battling with a cold for a little bit, but a little exposure to chillier climates can be good for you long term. 

 mahabis lifestyle // the perks of winter

3. long evenings //

Rather than focus on the shortening day, why not envisage a season full of longer evenings. Allow the magic of the night to befall you - more time to stargaze, to wander by moonlight, or to cuddle up by the fire. There's something quietly calm about the long nights of winter, and of stepping from the cold into a toasty home.

 

4. increased energy //

Studies have shown that exposure to cold can boost energy, not just whilst exposed, but for some time after. This means a brisk walk on a chilly morning should be enough to help fend off the fatigue of the 2pm slump. 

 mahabis lifestyle // the perks of winter

5. people time //

In the depths of winter, when you really just want to stay curled up in bed, you're more likely to reach out to friends and family for comfort and conversation. With less motivation to get outdoors and doing stuff, we automatically allocate more time to the most basic of activities - talking. This, combined with less busy schedules, fewer bank holidays and an absence of conflicting vacations equals more time connecting with loved ones. 

 

6. hearty food //

Nothing can be more satisfying that a delicious hot meal on a bitter cold day. With a plethora of winter recipes using fresh seasonal food, you'll have plenty of excuses to host friends in the comfort of your own home. For those who do want to venture out, a steaming hot mulled wine in a christmas market will satiate the need for warmth.

 

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mahabis lifestyle // six perks of winter

In the depths of winter, especially in colder countries, it's often tempting to be sucked into wishing away the time until spring. Bonding over complaints about the weather and succumbing to colds and sniffles almost becomes commonplace. However we'd like to explore a more positive side of winter and share some of the things we enjoy about the chillier months. 

 mahabis lifestyle // our 6 winter highlights

1. clear air //

With the absence of sunshine and the appearance of frost, comes a crispness to the air. Somehow the cool air tastes and smells fresher. The summer haze replaced with snowflakes and visible breath may be cold, but when you wrap up warm you can go for long walks unfettered by pollen, allergies or sticky heat.

 

 

2. health benefits //

Winter brings to mind months of sniffles, the endless cold that sweeps the office over and over, and little red noses sneezing on the train. Contrary to popular rhetoric, the cold can be good for your health; it reduces inflammation and swelling, kills off disease carrying bugs and increases the chemical responsible for pain suppression. You may be battling with a cold for a little bit, but a little exposure to chillier climates can be good for you long term. 

 mahabis lifestyle // the perks of winter

3. long evenings //

Rather than focus on the shortening day, why not envisage a season full of longer evenings. Allow the magic of the night to befall you - more time to stargaze, to wander by moonlight, or to cuddle up by the fire. There's something quietly calm about the long nights of winter, and of stepping from the cold into a toasty home.

 

4. increased energy //

Studies have shown that exposure to cold can boost energy, not just whilst exposed, but for some time after. This means a brisk walk on a chilly morning should be enough to help fend off the fatigue of the 2pm slump. 

 mahabis lifestyle // the perks of winter

5. people time //

In the depths of winter, when you really just want to stay curled up in bed, you're more likely to reach out to friends and family for comfort and conversation. With less motivation to get outdoors and doing stuff, we automatically allocate more time to the most basic of activities - talking. This, combined with less busy schedules, fewer bank holidays and an absence of conflicting vacations equals more time connecting with loved ones. 

 

6. hearty food //

Nothing can be more satisfying that a delicious hot meal on a bitter cold day. With a plethora of winter recipes using fresh seasonal food, you'll have plenty of excuses to host friends in the comfort of your own home. For those who do want to venture out, a steaming hot mulled wine in a christmas market will satiate the need for warmth.

 

photos via unsplash

 

If you enjoyed reading our post, feel free to share via our ready-to-go tweet.

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