Everything you need to know to banish winter blues.
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January. Despite the fact that it brings my birthday, the word itself almost makes me shiver. January statically is one of the most depressing months of the year. Deep in the middle of the winter. One of the coldest months we endure. At least here in Alberta anyways. If you get the winter blues you’re not alone.

Have you started to feel like nothing is going to get you out of bed in the mornings, and already planning tomorrow nap? Here are some ways to help to lift your spirits on those winter blues.

Let Some Light In

Winter brings shorter days and longer nights. Open the blinds and let some light in. Sit closer to the window to get an extra dose of sunlight. If that doesn’t work, consider a light box, an artificial sun, to give your body the sunlight it is craving.

Crank It Up

Ever just listen to a song and immediately feel your mood boost? It works in the winter too. Turn up some tunes, and maybe have a little dance party. Get a little of this and the next one all in one go.

Work It Out

You knew I was going to say that, didn’t you? Inside, outside, in a gym, or at home. Wherever, whenever you can get it in. It can give your body the boost that it needs to keep going.

Plan A Vacation

Even the simple act of planning a vacation can boost my spirits. Of course, actually taking the vacation helps, but even if you can go away; pick up some travel brochures and dream away.

Help Someone

Big or small helping someone makes you feel good about yourself and helps boost your mood.

Get Outside

Easier said than done, I know. Especially when the winter temperatures dip well below freezing. Stepping outside even for a brief walk can bring a new alertness, and focus on your day.

 

Doing even one of these can help. Make an effort to do one or more of these each and every day and with any luck, you’ll be moving away from Winter blues and into Spring showers sooner than you know. Do you have anything you do when you feel the winter blues coming on?

 

Everything you need to know to banish winter blues.
Everything you need to know to banish winter blues.

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