Glistening holiday lights and frosty landscapes of the winter months can be so beautiful! Not to mention the fun and unique winter activities we get to partake in. However, these sun deprived months and shorter days can make you feel a sense of low.
Here are tips to help you escape the winter blues.
Socialize with others.
Being around other people can boost your mood. I know it's tempting after a long day to curl up and tune to world out. Resist the urge and fill your calendar up with group outings and social events.
Move to boost your mood.
It's cold and you want to stay inside. Instead, try pugging your head phones in and taking a walk around the block. A 10 minute walk will get your heart rate up and release mood boosting endorphins.
Sunlight can help motivate your focus, and lower your stress. It can be as simple as sitting closer to the window or taking a stroll around your favorite park. Getting 30 min of sunlight a day can give you an overall sense of calm and a higher sense of wellbeing. Plus it is the only natural way your body produces vitamin D.
Balance your mind and body.
Massage naturally raise our serotonin levels, it can help ease the tension that cold gloomy weather can bring. There is nothing better than a warm cozy massage to maintain balance in your body and mind.
While it is tempting to hibernate for the remainder of the season, be active! It will help you live a healthier and well-balanced life. Don't let the winter blues get you down, come and get a massage instead.
Doesn't that sound better than hibernating?