16 Dec How to Fight the Winter Blues (Infographic)
Unless you decide to hightail it over to the tropics, it’s hard to avoid the wintertime. Here are a few strategies to cope with the all-too-common “winter blues.”
Be a social butterfly: It’s tempting to hibernate all winter, but don’t ignore your friends. Seeing them will feel good and get you out of the house.
Fall in love with hygge: This Danish concept is all about embracing coziness during winter. Stock up on hot chocolate, cozy blankets, seasonally scented candles, and some bath salts.
Get lost in a book: A good book will keep your mind active— and there’s nothing cozier than reading next to a fire or a window while it snows.
Plan a getaway: If you can, try a weekend away. Pick a new location. It doesn’t even need to be warmer—sometimes a change of pace can be helpful.
Don’t avoid the outside: Yes, it’s warmer indoors, but your body is still craving some Vitamin-D and fresh air. If the sun’s out, take advantage of it and go outside, even if it’s just for five minutes.
Find power in a to-do list: Use increased indoor time to catch up with work and life admin. (Hint: take a 5-hour ENERGY® shot to feel alert and energized.)
Move your body: Hit the gym, join a fitness class, or try your hand at a winter sport to release endorphins and get your blood flowing.
Cook nourishing meals: Cooking at home is a wintertime joy. Plus, it’s important to eat healthy and nutritious meals during the colder months to keep energy levels high.
Give yourself a gift: A simple bouquet of flowers will brighten up your home and add a pop of color to contrast the grey and white outdoors.
Look towards the future: This isn’t an award-winning fantasy-drama series, it’s real-life: winter is going to end eventually. Start making summer plans and take advantage of warm-weather clothing sales in preparation!