Cold weather is officially here, and you know what that means? Pumpkin Spice Lattes, apple picking, sweater season and (for some) a serious desire to never leave the house again. Whether you believe the seasonal changes affect your mood or not, there’s no denying there’s some correlation happening. So what do you do about it?
Keep A Consistent Schedule
Bad weather blues can often throw off your body’s internal clock and make it hard to sleep and wake up on time. Even if it’s difficult, it’s important to try and stick to a regular routine to help ease you body’s tendency to hibernate
Go Outside (Even if You Don’t Want to)
It may be dark and gloomy out, but that doesn’t mean getting some fresh air won’t immediately brighten your mood and help reset your body’s internal clock. Just a few minutes of sunlight a day during these colder months can help. Take a coffee break outside, sit in a room with the most sunlight, or even get a window seat on the bus which is better than getting no sunlight at all!
Eat Foods that Nourish Your Body & Your Brain
Sometimes just doing you and eating whatever the heck you want is self care, but doing so on a daily basis probably doesn’t guarantee you a one-way ticket to anything besides a stomach ache. Being mindful of, and honoring your body’s nutritional needs can establish a great foundation for a positive mood in the winter (and all year-round, really)
Treat Yo’Self (Seriously, Just Do It)
Treat yourself to a massage, a spa day, or even just a hot bath at home. If you’re in the mood for some real warmth, head on up to the Scandinave Spa in Whistler and spend the day in tranquility. Whatever you do to treat yourself, it’s all about giving your body a little extra pepembering and really doing what makes your body and mental health feel good.
Potential High-Rise Could be Vancouver’s 4th Tallest Tower
A rezoning application, along with a fresh set of renderings, has been filed with the City of Vancouver for what would be the city’s fourth-tallest tower.
Pinnacle International wants to build a 54-storey luxury high-rise at the north end of Granville Bridge, opposite the under-construction Vancouver House. Together the redevelopment of the Granville loop lands is intended to create the new “Granville Gateway” – a grand architectural entrance from the bridge into downtown Vancouver.
The architect on the project, GBL Architects, has designed a curvilinear tower with a twist in the facade that pays homage to the twist in its 49-storey neighbour, Vancouver House.
Click here to learn more about the potential project.