My Winter Rendition!

Its 6:25 AM and the next alarm goes off on 6:30 AM. The 5 minutes that I get are more precious; I pretend to sleep as If it is equivalent to one hour. I still don’t wake up after the last alarm. I let my biological clock decide. For the past two days my biological clock has stopped functioning. I hear my roommate call my names several times. Then I actually realize that I have to be present before 7:30 AM for lectures. I curse the circumstances and the Damn fog!

This is my morning story in the winter season. I was just flipping through some pages of the national daily of Bangladesh called “Daily Star “. In that I read the editors version of the cold season. And what a coincidence! My Republica Editor has something to say about the cold season as well. So everyone has their own ways of venting anger against winter.

I rush back from class just to sit by the sun rays and have some oranges. This makes me feel like I am somewhere in Nepal. I cannot comprehend the cold weather in Nepal. I haven’t stayed for the winter season for almost 7 years now.

I just remember this one incidence, it was a very cold winter. I used to use an electric heater cum blanket during that time. The heat was actually comforting and One day I didn’t realize that I had left it on for the entire night.

Early morning, my room was filled with smoke and some parts of my bed mattress were burned. That was a close call. I promised never to use electric blankets again. Just be careful people!

There are some facts that must be kept in mind during the winter season.

• People take long warm baths during this time. Please avoid doing this; the chances are that you will be losing your own natural moisture if you bath for prolonged time.

• Using extra moistening lotions is very helpful during this time, even for people who have oily skin.

• Drink plenty amount of fluid and avoid having too much caffeine. Caffeine dries the skin.

• Using extra moisturizer during the winter season will not culminate to acne.

• Exercising on a regular basis is very helpful to clear any pores in your skin.

• Improving your diet like consuming citrus containing foods is a must and

• Enjoy the bright sun rays that provides cost free Vitamin D.

I have already mentioned these points in my previous post categorized in winter. But Yet again, I felt the urge to convey this message.

~Stay Warm~

The Ten Things That You Should Do During The Winter Season:

 1.Buckle up and get prepared for the winter, wear something that will keep your head covered. Never leave without a jacket even If the weather seems favorable.

 2.Insure that you drink Luke warm water all throughout the winter season; this also means that you must keep warm  water next to your bed side. The water not only decreases the cold sensation but it also acts as a relaxant.

3. Cuddling in the bed with your blanket won’t make the situation better but instead a brisk walk around the house for a period of 30 minutes can help you overcome the lethargic nature during this time

4. Deep breathing exercises can help reduce any kind of depression that comes during the winter season.

5. Try listening to your mom and have that seasonal beans that she makes especially in the winter season. Beans like kwati( is a Nepali dish, containing different beans ) : it helps build up your immune system.

6. Many of you suffer from cold and coughs; you will be prescribed with some antibiotics which are effective. When you gradually feel well, most people forget to finish the course. Please do not spread antibiotic resistance! When you do not complete the course, you create chances for the bacteria to develop resistance against that med and you will actually be responsible for the spread of resistant bacteria.

7. If you are having severe breathing difficulties or If You are a Bronchial Asthma patient then refer to the hospital immediately, especially when you notice that the person has turned blue ( due to Cynosis : which is the indicator for poor lung function )

8.Make sure that you get enough Vitamin D. One of the easiest ways to get that is to take sun bath whenever possible from the office window or during the school tiffin break on a regular basis. Vit D helps to overcome any bone defects.

9.Make sure you have proper Vitamin C diet; foods containing citrus like lemon, orange will provide the necessary Vit C for collagen tissue synthesis which actually helps to prevent the lip and skin cracks.

10. Love, love, love! Hope the last point is self-explanatory!

 Enjoy  Winter People!