How to Beat the Winter Blues
Beating the Winter Blues
For many people, January and February result in the winter blues. In most areas, it’s colder, there’s less sunlight, and the start of the year often means busier schedules as well. All of that combined can leave people feeling down in the dumps.
So what can you do to beat the winter blues? There are a few ways to improve your mood and help you feel better at this time of year.
Try to Get Some Sunlight
This can be tough, depending on where you live and the current weather. However, even a few minutes in the sunlight can help improve your mood. Bundle up and try to go for a walk in the middle of the day when the sun is usually its brightest. Even if it’s very cold and you can only stay outside for a few minutes, getting some sunlight will help you feel happier and more energetic.
Hanging out with friends or family members can help improve your mood. For an added boost, try to come up with some healthy ways to socialize, such as going for a walk, a hike, a skate, or playing a sport together. This will help improve your spirits and give you a physical boost as well.
Get Enough Sleep
When it’s darker and colder most of the day, it can be tough for your body to know when it’s time to sleep. Stick with a consistent sleep schedule during the winter and aim to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night.
Try Something New
A great way to beat the winter blues is to try something that’s out of the ordinary for you. For instance, if you’ve never done skiing, snowboarding, skating, or snowshoeing before, this could be a perfect time!
Exercise Indoors When It’s Cold
When the weather is truly too bad to spend it outdoors, you don’t need to give up exercise. There are plenty of workouts you can do indoors. You can even sign up for virtual training so you can get in a workout right from your home. Don’t let the cold weather stop you!
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