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Say it with me: Health is wealth. Now that we’re on the same page, I’d like to take this moment to remind you that winter is officially here and there’s nothing we can do about it. But don’t fret. Here are 5 simple ways to stay grounded all winter long.

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Meditate, Meditate, Meditate

An easy, effective way to check in with yourself is creating the time and space to meditate. The practice is a personal experience that works differently for everyone. A great method to develop a meditation routine is enlisting the help of an app like Calm or Headspace and experimenting with your location and time. You’ll be amazed how a simple breath can work wonders.

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Get Hygge

Nothing feels better than refreshing a living space, especially when managing the comfort level of your home. Embracing a little hygge has never hurt anyone or felt more appropriate than during the frigid months of winter. Easy items to incorporate into your abode include a weighted blanket, beeswax candles and that diffuser that’s been camping out in your cart for the past few months. Get cozy. You won’t regret it.

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Kick the Caffeine

I don’t know about you, but historically it has taken me a minimum of four cups of coffee a day to get through the week — which is a lot of caffeine to be dependent on. Matcha has become a magical substitute for my multiple-brews-a-day habit and has proven to provide sweet relief and a gentle afternoon push to finish my workdays strong. Keep calm and matcha on.

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Break a Sweat

Let’s be real: The winter season can force us inside more than we can actually handle. One easy strategy for dealing with cabin fever? Breaking a sweat. There are many ways to make this happen beyond embracing a new fitness journey. Seeking out a sauna or spa treatment or taking a hot bath or steam shower should do the trick. Trust us — you’ll feel your body thanking you.

Photography provided by Lilla Norr

Go off the Grid

These days, it’s hard to find something better than that feeling you get after you’ve logged off for the day. Take it one step further and treat yourself to the full-circle experience of going completely off the grid by planning a weekend escape away from all things Internet. Some dreamy destinations include Wild Rice Retreat, Kodiak Cabin and Lilla Norr. Check in and checkout for a bit.

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