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How to Beat the Winter Rut

January 5, 2018

How to Beat the Winter Rut

It’s safe to say most of us are sick of this constant -5 degree weather and are wishing for summer to be back again; even though it won’t be for another four months at least. If you’re from the Midwest, or really anywhere it snows, you know it’s a lot easier to be happy in the summer *for some reason*. Seasonal depression is a real thing and there are many factors that play into this. In the summer, it’s easier to be more active, get more exposure to the sun, eat healthier (no thanks to the warm, comfort food), and feel overall better.ย Even though it feels like a long time until then, you don’t have to let the winter drag you down. Here are a few tips on how to beat the winter rut:

1. Drink lots of water – This is a given and you’ve heard it countless times, but it’s true. The golden amount is 2 liters of water per day. It sounds like a lot but if you get into the habit, you’ll feel a world of a difference. Drinking water will help hydrate your entire body and will therefore:

  • Boost your immune system and help your body fight off infections
  • Increase energy levels
  • Boost and maintain a regular digestive tract
  • Make you feel less hungry (most of the time when you feel hungry, you’re actually thirsty)
  • Clear up blemishes and acne
  • Hydrate your skin

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Happy 2018!

January 1, 2018

Hi loves! Happy New Year! It’s so exciting to have another year in the books – one filled with so many blessings, new experiences and new beginnings. For me, 2017 was a year that was very anticipated and I am so grateful that it was just as amazing as I hoped it’d be. I traveled to Europe for the first time – which was such a dream of mine, I graduated college – the ultimate accomplishment, began my first job in my career, and so much more.

With 2018 underway, I believe it’s important for everyone to reflect on the previous year. It’s important to acknowledge your accomplishments, your failures, and moments of happiness and sadness, to move forward and grow as an individual. With this, I’m not saying you should make New Year’s resolutions because I believe you can make a “resolution” at any time, but I want to inspire and encourage you all to really show up for yourself and take action for what you want – whether that’s right now or for the future. Making small changes, putting in effort for improvement, and creating good habits will truly give you drive and set you up for success. At the end of the day, the only person that will fight for your dreams is you; and you deserve to go after your dreams – because your dreams are possible.

Happy 2018 everyone and have an amazing year!

xx Ashley