This winter will probably look different than ghosts of winters past.\nSure, you might not be able to socialize with loved ones as much, but you can still make the most of the chilly season.\nIt's the perfect opportunity to take the time to recentre yourself before the new year.\nFocusing on self-care can help keep your state of mind sunny side up this winter.\nFrom fueling yourself with protein-packed meals to letting loose with your favourite tunes, here are nine ideas to get you cracking.\n1. Create A Morning Or Night-Time Routine\nYou're not alone if you've been feeling a little restless. This year has been full of changes, but you can restore a little normalcy by starting new daily routines.\nWhile this doesn't sound as glamorous as sipping spirits in a bubble bath with a face mask on, routines can help regulate your time and your mind.\nMaybe go a little old-school with a no-phone-for-your-first-waking-hour or right before bed, or simply set a standard time for doing chores.\nYou could also dedicate a certain portion of your day to meal prepping some healthy dishes or snacks for the next few days. It can be as simple as boiling a few eggs to keep on hand for when you need some extra fuel.\nGive it a shot and see just how much setting a routine can help you be productive during the day or unwind in the evening.\nGet Cracking\n2. Get Comfy\nIt's hygge season! Pronounced "hoo-ga," this Danish concept doesn't have a direct translation in English but it's a feeling of contentment and well-being achieved by relishing the small things.\nCozy up with fluffy socks, snuggly blankets, scented candles, and some homemade treats.\nTake a moment to appreciate the little pleasures of life.\nAnthony Tran | Unsplash\n3. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate\nWe're all adults here — but think about it — when was the last time that you actually had a full eight glasses of water a day? Right?\nHere's your reminder to step up and sip up and get all the water you need.\nBrain fog? Never heard of her because you're a hydrated elite, ready to take on the day and anything that winter may throw your way.\nWhat's that you say — water is boring? Nay, nay, my friend! Add a slice of lemon, some chia seeds, or go the cucumber-mint route. This is one versatile bevvie that could never be dull.\nEmmanuel Ben-Paul | Unsplash\n4. Learn How To Cook A New Meal\nThey say the way to anyone's heart is through their belly, so why not wine and dine yourself by mastering a quick and tasty new recipe?\nA great way to make sure you get your fill of protein is to whip up a dish incorporating protein-rich eggs.\nRecreate your faves right at home, like this shakshuka or bibimbap. Get exotic with Indian-Spiced Rice with Poached Eggs or a Greek Burrito Snack Wrap.\nEggs are so versatile and easy to incorporate that the delicious options are basically endless.\nView this post on Instagram Bibimbap made with colourful sautéed veggies and soft boiled eggs is the perfect dish for a nutritious date night in with friends or loved ones. ❤️ Recipe in bio! Ce bibimbap, composé de légumes sautés colorés et d'œufs mollets, est un repas nourrissant parfait pour une soirée entre amis ou vos proches. ❤️ A post shared by Get Cracking (@eggsoeufs) on Sep 17, 2020 at 8:45am PDT\n5. Dance It Out\nIn the words of Seattle Grace's very own Meredith Grey: dance it out. If it can work for high-stress medical boss babe, Meredith, then it can probably do wonders for you too.\nDance like no one is watching and release those feel-good endorphins. Maybe start that TikTok account so you can finally join in on all the latest trends.\nMoving your body just feels great.\nIf Dr. Grey wasn't enough to convince you, remember that T. Swift's key to life is shaking it off.\ncottonbro | Pexels\n6. Go Outside & Get Some Fresh Air\nPhysical distancing doesn't mean indoors only — get outside every day even if it's just a quick 20-minute loop around the block.\nFresh air has the power to lift your spirits and give you a break from the same four walls that are starting to feel a little too familiar.\nGrab a furry friend or admire the neighbourhood's cute dogs from afar.\nBefore you know it, you'll have a little spring in your step (you might even crack a smile).\nDaniel Frank | Pexels\n7. Give Your Body Nutritious Fuel\nThe work-from-home routine might be a little different than you're used to, but that doesn't mean all of your good habits have to go out the window.\nWith the chance to dig into a tasty meal whenever you like, there's no reason you can't whip up something quick, flavorful, and nutritious.\nLooking for an egg-cellent suggestion for your next WFH meal? Try a protein-packed lunch featuring none other than some Canadian eggs. DYK: 2 large eggs provide 13 grams of protein?\nScramble, fry, poach, boil — there are countless ways to get a whole lot of nutrients into your day in 15 minutes or less.\nView this post on Instagram For a quick and easy post-workout snack, throw some scrambled eggs and veggies into a whole grain wrap for the ultimate re-fuelling combo of protein and carbs! Check out the link in bio for more meal ideas to fuel your fitness routine. Pour une collation post-entraînement rapide et simple, remplissez une tortilla de blé entier d’œufs brouillés et de légumes : la combinaison ultime pour refaire le plein de protéines et de glucides! Consultez le lien dans notre bio et découvrez plus d’idées de repas pour alimenter votre programme d’entraînement. A post shared by Get Cracking (@eggsoeufs) on Jul 22, 2020 at 1:55am PDT\n8. Check In With Pals & Loved Ones\nBeing physically distant doesn't mean having to be socially distant.\nPull out the front-facing cam and set aside some time to connect with friends across the city or those long-distance pals who you've been meaning to reach out to since forever.\nDon't forget about your siblings, parents, and other family members, too. Seriously, when's the last time that you called your mom? There's no time like the present.\nAfter all, we're all in this together — even if we're in it six feet apart.\ncottonbro | Pexels\n9. Nourish Your Brain\nYou've learned some new recipes to feed your belly, so now it's time to nourish the rest of your whole self.\nWhy not start at the top and get in a little brain food? Learning and using your noggin can be a great distraction from the stress of 2020.\nTake an online course, watch that TED talk that you've had on your list for a while, grab a new book or put your brain to work on a puzzle. Even listening to music is a good way to stimulate your mind.\nOf course, getting in some literal brain food is also a good idea. Eggs, for example, aren't only tasty but they provide protein, healthy fats, and essential nutrients like vitamins A, D, E and more.\nRF._.studio | Pexels\nSure, this winter is going to be a little different, but the best way to be there for yourself (and your loved ones) is to indulge in some well-deserved self-care this season.\nYou can whip up a wholesome, nutrient-rich egg dish in just 10 minutes. For all that you need to eggcel, check out Get Cracking on their website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.