Winter can be a real drag for some. The days are shorter, the weather is colder and it all adds up to the desire to stay under the blankets longer each morning. If you’re having trouble beating the winter blues, try some of these tips that are proven to help improve your mood.
Let in the Light
One of the reasons people can get down in the winter is the lack of sunlight. Make a point of opening the blinds and sitting near the window when the sun is up. Or, force yourself to bundle up and take a walk outside each day for 15 to 20 minutes to get a good dosage of vitamin D.
Not only does exercising release endorphins (which help cheer you up) but it’s an excuse to get up and get out of the house. Getting your body moving will help you feel better physically and, ultimately, emotionally.
For an extra boost, listen to some upbeat music while you exercise. Research has shown that happier music improves moods in the moment and in the long run.
If you feel like winter will never end, remind yourself that it will by planning a sunny vacation. Focusing on the warmer season that’s only months away has been proven to improve moods, promising, as always, that the sun will come out tomorrow.
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