It’s that time of year – cold, dreary weather, days that are way too short and those holiday bills that likely put a big dent in your wallet. It’s tough to beat the winter blues, but spring is on its way – slowly but surely! In the meantime, consider some of the best, proven ways to get yourself feeling better through the last of the winter months.
Brighten Up Your Home
Let as much natural light inside by pulling back the curtains and blinds. Even if it’s grey outside, your home will feel brighter with the natural light coming in.
Break a Sweat
The last thing you probably feel like doing is exercising when you’re feeling down. But exercise is proven to release mood boosters in your body, like serotonin and endorphins, so getting your blood pumping can really help get rid of those winter blues!
Play Upbeat Music
Step away from the slow, sad tunes! Upbeat music with cheerful lyrics can make you feel better both in the moment and in the long term.
Help Someone in Need
Volunteering somewhere in your spare time that helps make people’s lives easier can improve your blues for a long time to come! Or, you can donate some of the things you don’t use anymore so that someone in need can make better use of them.
Yes, it’s cold and wet, but being outside can benefit you big-time. Fresh air can do wonders for a bad mood, and you may even find that it improves your focus and reduces some of your pent-up stress.
Eat Some Chocolate
Dark chocolate in particular can release some of that mood-boosting serotonin we talked about, so get snacking!
Just remember – every day gets a little bit longer and we’ll be on our way to the bright, sunny spring and summer seasons in no time.
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Wave goodbye to your winter blues!