By the middle to end of February, most of us start to get stir crazy, and are waiting impatiently for the warmer weather that spring brings. Here are few ideas to that may hold you over until you shed the winter jackets and replace them with short sleeve shirts.
1. As cold as it seems some days, it is common to feel fatigued and worn out due to lack of sunlight this time of year. Vitamin D is so important and is directly associated with your mood. Try to get out for a short walk a couple of time s a week if you can.
2. Most of us want to hibernate during this time of year, but exercising is a great way to keep the spirits up. Joining a gym or attending yoga classes is a great way to get exercise during the winter. Also, exercise also will increase your energy and therefore can boost your mood.
3. It is common practice for some to be careless about their eating habits during the winter, but eating healthy will also help to increase your mood. Increase your citrus intake to support the immune system to keep you healthy during the cold months.
4. Continue to drink lots of water. Many of us don’t drink as much as we should during the winter, and find that our skin becomes dry. Adding a small slice of lemon will also help with your citrus intake and make your water a little more interesting to drink.
5. Relax and try to get lots of sleep. The colder months are our chance to recuperate and naturally we tend to want to sleep longer. Allow yourself this luxury (if you can) your body will thank you!
6. Embrace the season! Even if winter isn’t your favorite season, find activities that you enjoy doing, not all of these activates need to occur outside. There are lots of things that can be done outside such as sledding, skating, and walks in the snow. But if you prefer to stay inside, build a fire and curl up with a god book and a glass of wine.
Whatever you decide to do to pass the time this winter season, find something that works for you. It is so easy just to sit around and wait it out, but the time will pass so much faster when you are doing something you enjoy.