How to Winter

The stillness of the post-Christmas period is a good thing, says Brenda McCormick. We should embrace the opportunity to rest and retreat, and here’s how the experts advise we do it.

Winter can be a time to nourish your soul, head out for invigorating walks – whatever the weather – then wrap up when you get home. Picture: Maria Shanina/Unsplash

Even before fun-scuppering pandemics came along, Januarys tended to be quite bleak. A combination of post-Christmas come down, dark evenings and weeks until payday tends to sap any fun out of the start of the year.

Whether you spend more time at home out of necessity or design this month it doesn’t have to be all bad. Look at things from a different angle and consider it “wintering”. It’s a time to get cosy and ...