Managing The Winter Blues

Do you ever catch yourself feeling blue when the sun sets earlier and the days and nights start to blend?

Even though we can spend time outdoors after work or school in the winter –  we are far less likely if it’s dark and cold outside. 

Spending day after day indoors for long periods of time can lead to what is commonly known as the winter blues.

But it can be managed, and we can flip the script. 

Here’s how!

Take Action

Even when it’s cold outside, we can still incorporate the things we love into our routine. 

Setting aside some time to go on a brisk walk (even if it’s only 10 minutes) can significantly impact your mood. 

If going outside that day isn’t an option, there are several fun indoor activities you can try out as well, such as listening to a motivational podcast or journaling. 

Celebrate Accomplishments

Celebrating all accomplishments (even the smaller ones) can help encourage us to keep going and help break up the day.

When you finish a task – don’t immediately move on to the next one.

Instead, you can set aside some time to feel proud of what you’ve done. 

Doing so can give you more incentive to continue moving forward!

Do Something Special For Yourself 

Every day is a good day to practice self-care and be kind to ourselves. 

Small acts of kindness can go a long way. Especially the kindness we show ourselves. 

Prioritizing what makes us happy can help us cherish every moment.