how to stay positive during the winter

How to stay positive during the winter

Prone to winter blues? Read on for some positive vibes!

Find/Do something you enjoy. Now’s the best time to pick up an old hobby or start a new one! Being creative and productive will improve your mood and keep your mind engaged. 

Stay active. If you easily get restless and have the need to be constantly moving, you still have options to stay active even when you’re stuck indoors. Do yoga; use the treadmill; go to the gym; conquer that indoor climbing wall. You can also enjoy the outdoors by going ice skating or just walking in the snow. Play in the snow with your dog. 

Get organized. If you’re stuck inside, might as well make use of all your free time and get things in your house in order, literally! Clean your basement or attic; organize your photos on the computer, and your home office or workspace; tidy up your closet and computer files.

Spend quality time with family. Have a regular movie night. Play board games. Have a video game tournament. Work on a jigsaw puzzle as a family. Make arts and crafts together. Bake and learn new recipes. 

Self-indulge. Take advantage of this respite and tackle your to-be-read pile of books. Catch up on your favorite TV shows and the movies you’ve missed. Or re-watch old favorites. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. 

Recharge. Remember that it’s okay to slow down; it’s even healthy to hibernate once in a while. Use this time to relax and recharge. Be lazy. Appreciate the slower pace of your days and the luxury of having nothing much to do. Meditate. Get lots of sleep. Snuggle. Exercise. Eat well. Repeat.   

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