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5 Ways to Fight Wintertime Blues
We are currently smack dab in the middle of winter and if you live some where like me (Kansas), it gets cold and dreary often! If you’re somewhere down south with nice weather – send some of it my way! 😉 Does it ever feel like spring is never going to get here?! I’m definitely ready for spring and tired of the cold weather. Here are 5 tips to fight the wintertime blues.
If you haven’t noticed, in the winter, there is a lack of sunshine. Days are short, nights are long, and the cold weather can make it hard to get outside. Because of this we can miss out on getting Vitamin D in our bodies, since most of it comes from the sun.
The obvious answer would be to get outside as much as possible! But if that’s not happening much, you can look into taking Vitamin D, the “sunshine” vitamin. (Be sure to consult with your doctor first, especially if you have any health concerns or are taking any medications.)
Do what you can to prevent sickness
Winter time is also flu season. And ain’t nobody got time to be sick! Do what you can to prevent sickness in your home.
Wash hands frequently (and teach your kids to do this as well), drink lots of water, eat nutritious foods, get plenty of sleep, wipe down surfaces in your house regularly (Norwex anyone?), get fresh air, etc.
Don’t wait until sickness happens to take action. Be on the offensive and do what you can to take preventative measures!
Go do something fun
Plan something fun. Something for you that you enjoy, something for you and your significant other, or something for you and your family. Give yourself something to look forward to.
It can be easy to just stay at home all winter long and not do much when it is so cold outside. But it’s good to get out of the house and do something!
Or if you can’t get out, then plan something at home! A game night, a fun dinner, invite some friends over, etc! Do something that you will enjoy!
Eat healthy and get exercise
If you’re anything like me, winter time is also lazy time. It’s too cold to get out. I’m tired and don’t have as much energy. It can be hard to get myself motivated to move! I just want to hang out on the nice warm couch and chill with a glass of wine and Oreos.
But exercising and eating healthy are extremely important for our well being. So get out and go for a walk or to a park on a nice day. If you have a membership, go to the gym or do some yoga. You can even look up some youtube videos and do it at home! Just make sure to get up and move a bit each day!
Practice self care
Take some time to care for yourself. Take a bath. Get a massage. Read a book. Have someone watch the kids while you take a nice leisurely stroll through Target with a coffee in your hand. Get together with some girl friends. Do your nails! Save money and time at the salon and get fun, cute nails quickly and easily by using the magic of Color Street.
Whatever you do, don’t just take care of everyone else around you. Take care of yourself as well. Don’t forget about you.
What kinds of things do you do to help beat the wintertime blues? Share in a comment below!