Fall and winter can be a dark, cold and depressing period. The temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter fast. It may sound extreme, but I actually haven’t seen the sun in a while now, and it won’t get any better until after the new year has started. Moving to Norway has definitely forced me to implement some extra self-care and apartment hacks to make the dark and cold season feel warmer and brighter. I’m sure these tips will make the dark winter days less depressing, and even more enjoyable, for you as well, no matter where you live.
Last month I wrote about my experience with mood tracking apps. I noticed that keeping track of my emotions and thoughts did help me manage my anxiety better, but the apps just weren’t the right medium. So after I wrote that post, I decided to make my own mood tracking system. I made a printable to use on a daily basis. It’s very easy and quick to fill in, and it forces you to think about your experiences and also has room to practice gratitude. You can download it for free and start using it as well, by signing up for my newsletter at the bottom of this post or in the sidebar.