Ways For Women To Beat The Winter Blues

This may come as a surprise to you but women are the more emotional sex; what a shocker eh? Who’d have thought it! But all jokes aside, it’s true that ladies have a tough time. As much as you can try to dismiss it, subconsciously society still dictates that women need to have superhuman powers; to be fulltime mums, wives and working gals, all whilst wearing a smile! Not only that, but as the winter approaches things go from bad to worse, as reports show that twice as many women than men suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder; a form of depression caused by a lack of contact with sunlight.[1] So, as a way of helping you ladies survive those cold, long days, we’ve come up with a list of possible solutions to your problems!

Lady Time

That’s right, the monthly treat which sees women turn from sweetness and light to the incredible hulk. It’s something all women have to grin and bear, but as a way to make it easier to endure, here are a few tips! One old wives tale is to use evening primrose oil for PMS (or the menopause) to help relieve those dreaded symptoms. Another idea to try and prevent period pain is to apply direct heat (with a hot water bottle maybe?) to the stomach or the back as this can take the edge off it, although, taking a nice warm bath can often work just as well! It’s also believed that doing some regular, light exercise can make periods easier to handle as it helps to reduce stomach cramps. However, when in doubt, a good bar of chocolate always does the trick!


Sometimes winter can make you dread looking in the mirror. You’ve had one too many mince pies and it’s been far too cold to even move off the couch. But don’t despair! We’ve got some wonderful words of wisdom. Why not spend a bit of that Christmas cash on treating yourself; spend the day in a spa or go on a shopping spree, as quality ‘me time’ like this can really make you feel better. Another idea is to come up with a fitness plan! Don’t wait till the New Year to get healthy, if you feel that you need it then start now. Come up with a list of reasonable objectives and goals and then set a time in which you feel you can achieve them; you’ll be looking good in no time!

T’other half

One huge problem for women is the feeling that they’ve taken on too much; whether it be in their career or home life, many try to multitask to the point where it’s physically impossible and they eventually self-implode. OK that might be a slight exaggeration, but if you do feel as if the pressure is getting to you then share the burden and tell your partner (or anybody else for that matter!) Remember, a problem shared is a problem halved!

[1] Seasonal Affective Disorder- http://www.gotosee.co.uk/conditions/Seasonal-Affective-Disorder.htm