It’s pretty much the dead of winter. That’s not a problem if you’re in sunny Florida. However, if you’re living in a place where the weather isn’t so sunny and warm, then you’re likely experiencing the dead of winter blues.
It’s January. Spring is two months away if you’re lucky. You’re stuck inside and when the weather does warm up, it’s constantly raining. Sure, snow days are nice. But, then you’re even more isolated from friends and family members you actually like.
However, you can beat the dead of winter blues. It’s not easy, but it’s possible. Here are a few tips for finding some joy and happiness as you wait out the end of winter.
First, get moving. Exercise is great for your mental health and it’s all too tempting when the weather is cold and nasty to sit inside on your butt. But, that only makes the feeling of isolation and depression worse. Try to exercise in any capacity.
Second, try to get outside. Obviously, don’t go out in dangerous weather, but if it’s a decent, sunny day, bundle up and go for a walk or anything. The negative ions in the air actually are good for your mental health. Plus, being inside too much exposes you to the stale air and chemicals inside your closed home. Fresh air is good for you. Go get it.
Finally, make sure to visit friends and other loved ones. Isolation is a big part of getting the winter blues. Don’t let that contribute to bad mental health in winter. If your friends are also sluggish and lazy, call them up and be the one to organize something.