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How to Prepare For The Winter Blues

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Everything from the shorter days to the greyer skies can drastically change your mood during the winter. It can even bring on anxiety, fatigue, and irritability.

The good news is, there are lots of things you can do to help turn your mood around.

Keep Busy

The thought of staying home all day may sound relaxing at first, but doing so will only hurt you in the long run. Any activity that gets you out of the house can significantly improve your mood.

Have a Support System

Think about it; your friends and family can’t support you unless they know what’s going on.

Chances are you likely aren’t going through this alone.

If any of your friends or family are feeling the way you are, you can get through the winter together.

Get Enough Sun

Our days are shorter in the winter months. This can make spending enough time outdoors a little tough.

Shorter days impact your internal body clock, which can affect your mood, sleep, and appetite.

There will be those days where it’s way too cold to go outside.

But don’t let that stop you – sitting next to a window is a great backup plan.

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Ways to Feel More in Control of Your Life

Ways to Feel More in Control of Your Life

Life is busy and unpredictable. Things can drastically change in the blink of an eye. This can make us feel like we have little to no control. Not exactly a fun feeling. No need to worry, because you are in the right place. Here are 3 tips and tricks that can help you feel more in control of your life.

Making Decisions

Do you ever put off making important decisions in hopes they will magically solve themselves? Do you ever obsess over the small stuff for hours on end?

The truth is, the longer you put off making these decisions, the more stressful they become.

When making a big decision, you need to be in a calm state of mind.

Sometimes our emotions can play tricks on our brain and make us do things we wouldn’t normally do.

Take a deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. And think!

Trust Your Intuition

Your intuition is one of your biggest gifts – so take advantage of it!

Sometimes the body can send us signals our minds just can’t.

Does the idea of working at that new startup make your stomach hurt and head spin? Take a minute to listen. This may be your body trying to talk to you.

Move

Several studies show that too much sitting is bad for our health.

Regular activity helps balance our mind and body. Which in turn, increases motivation and can even make us feel more in control.

We aren’t saying you should quit your desk job. However, every hour you can get up and stretch your legs for a few minutes.

This may feel like an insignificant activity at first, but every movement adds up.

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In a Bad Mood_Here's What to do

In a Bad Mood? Here’s What to do

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Sure, sometimes bad moods come out of nowhere. But more often than not, there is a deeper meaning behind them. Once you find out what’s causing your bad mood, you are one step closer to moving past it.

Rejection

The truth is, rejection is hurtful. Especially if it comes from someone, you care about.

Even though it hurts, it’s so important not to take it personally. There are two sides to every story. Even if you think you know it all, chances are you don’t.

Have you ever had a friend or family member ignore your texts?

Take a minute to think about how it made you feel.

You can either jump to the worst case scenario and assume they must not like you anymore.

Or you can remind yourself, their delayed response has nothing to do with you.

Maybe they lost their phone, or perhaps they’re driving.

Low Self Esteem

Self-esteem is an interesting thing. Sometimes it’s way up. And sometimes it’s way down.

Like so many things in life, you can wait patiently for the feeling to pass. Or go the extra mile to get passed it.

You’d be surprised how many things you can do to increase your spirit on those low self-esteem days.

Maybe it’s wearing your favorite shirt, or doing something special with your hair. Whatever makes you happy – just do it!

Hunger

Have you ever been so in the zone that the outside world pauses?

Yup, a good book or study session can do that.

Now, when we get so in the zone, eating can completely slip our mind.

For some, going just a few hours without eating can make their mood go from 0 – 100.

If that sounds like you, don’t be afraid to set reminders on your phone to have a little snack.

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