5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Jan 17th 2020

Feeling a little gloomy during the cold, dark months of winter? Here are some tips to help you stay your best self during the remaining winter season.

  1. Move! Physical activity really does help support a more positive mood. Meet up with friends at the local ice rink or help a neighbor shovel their driveway. Take a drop-in dance exercise class or visit an indoor pool to raise your spirits.
  2. Sun Exposure: Vitamin D is critical to our bodies and supports our mood. In addition to taking a supplement, bundle up and enjoy a walk outside in the mid-day sunshine whenever possible.
  3. Keep a Journal: This practice 20 minutes a day can help you clarify your feelings and thoughts plus work through some niggling problems. Make a gratitude list every day, then consider telling someone what you appreciate about them.
  4. Aromatherapy: Essential oils can influence the brain’s ability to control mood. Add a few drops to your bath or diffuser for the extra benefit of adding moisture to the dry winter air.
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