The arrival of fall and winter means less daylight hours and more time spent indoors. While getting cosy on the sofa is great, it can be difficult to stay motivated and maintain your healthy summer routine especially when it’s bitterly cold outside. Even if you feel like you’re lacking those precious sunlight hours and spending days curled up inside, there are certain things you can do to give yourself a well needed boost. Think positive, wrap up warm and get ready for your most productive winter yet!

Treat yourself to some workout wear

Getting up in the dark to hit the gym before work is one of the biggest challenges facing your exercise routine in winter. So, what can you do to spark your energy levels and get yourself to the gym first thing? Well, there’s nothing like some new active wear to put a spring back in your step. Treat yourself to a new work out wardrobe and your sure to find yourself heading for the treadmill to show it off. Think vibrant colours that will give you a well needed energy boost every morning. The Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang collection has some eye-catching pieces perfect for brightening up your gym look.

Refresh your diet

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The type of fuel you put into your body is vital when it comes to keeping motivated during the fall, so make sure you’re giving it every thing it needs to work at its optimum level. Firstly, ensure you’re eating plenty of fruit and vegetables packed with vitamins and iron to keep energy levels high. Vitamin C is particularly important as it’s responsible for boosting your immune system and offers the best protection from picking up winter colds and flu. You should also opt for foods that release their energy slowly to avoid mid-day slumps and sugar cravings. Porridge with a handful of antioxidant-rich blueberries is perfect for starting off your day. B vitamins are also incredibly important in combating fatigue, so try and up your intake of fish, as well as dairy products such as milk and eggs.

Take up a new hobby

Nothing will give you a motivational boost like getting stuck on a new hobby. Winter is perfect for ticking those indoor challenges off your bucket list so why not give some of them a go? Always wanted to sew? Try stitching together a few Christmas presents for your loved ones. Or if you fancy yourself to be handy with a paint brush, invest in some new supplies and create some designs to decorate your home. Don’t worry if you’re not feeling very crafty, you can always try out some new winter recipes. Experiment with bold flavours and spices in heart-warming soups and stews.

Make more plans

Staying motivated is much easier when you’ve made plans with friends. So, before you do anything else this fall, get your diary out and plan ahead. Having things to do with the people that make you happy is the perfect remedy when you’ve been cooped up indoors all day. Just wrap up warm and enjoy all those coffee and dinner dates.

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