The shorter days of winter often bring on the winter blues. With cold weather, lack of light, and the let down of the holiday season, there is a chance that even the most cheerful people can get a little down. So lets take a look at some natural ways to beat those winter blues!
8 Natural Ways To Beat The Winter Blues
Sing loud and strong! It really doesn’t matter what you sing or if it is on key! It is the way the lungs take in air and the great things that does for the body when you are singing from the diaphragm. If it is only in the shower once a day it is still helpful!
Reading is an excellent way to escape for a few minutes. So pick a favorite genre and give the mind a break from reality. It is an excellent option to beat those winter blues!
3. Try some remedies
The whole concept behind homeopathic medication is that they come from natural sources like plants and animals. There are many choices to try.
4. Take a vacation
Winter is great time to just slip away somewhere toasty and sunny. Even three days on a bright and warm beach can have a profound effect on mood and beat those winter blues.
5. Eat lots of fresh food
In the winter season, it is especially worth it to buy organic. It is fresh and good for you. A good balanced diet helps the mind and body ward off depression.
It does not really matter what kind of exercise you choose to do, just get some movement every day for at least 20 minutes. Walking, jogging, dancing, skiing, scrubbing floors; it all has the same affect on the chemicals that the brain produces to boost “happy hormones”.
7. Be a social butterfly
For whatever reason, when the blues set in, most tend to seclude themselves from the outside. The truth is they should do just the opposite. Go out and get social. Turn every day chores into social events. At the market smile, purposefully, at everyone who passes. It is amazing what effect that can have on everyone involved. Those with a more sarcastic nature may enjoy it because it makes people wonder what they are up to. It is a proven fact that the simple act of smiling, even if we don’t mean it, improves our mood.
8. Throw a pity party
It is amazing what a pity party among friends can accomplish. Decorate with black balloons. Suggest everyone come with their saddest story. Have some great food, with some nutrition hidden inside, and celebrate the fact that we are all in a bad mood. Really? What is the point of suffering alone?
The most important tip is all of these suggestions may be to reach out before the blues settle into something more serious, like a major depression event.