5 Brilliant Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs

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 After the excitement and buzz of the holiday and New Year’s celebrations, it’s easy to start feeling the blahs. Short days and dreadful weather can really zap your energy. Everyone has their own way of uplifting themselves, and here are some things I do!

After the excitement and buzz of the holiday and New Year’s celebrations, it’s easy to start feeling the blahs. Short days and dreadful weather can really zap your energy. Everyone has their own way of uplifting themselves, and here are some things I do!

Beating the Winter Blahs

1. Think happy thoughts!

It sounds trite, but I really am trying to focus more on being positive. Even if I’m having a rotten day, I spend a few minutes making a mental list in my head of all the good things that happened to me that day. It could be something as simple as “my coffee tasted fantastic this morning” or “I wasn’t snowed in.” I’m not saying every cloud has a silver lining. Some clouds are just clouds. Rather than forcing yourself to find the good in the bad, look for the good that exists even though there is bad. Does that make sense?

2. Make good nutrition a priority!

Don’t forget the importance of your nutrition. Staying healthy is so important to staying happy! It is hard to stay energized and at our best If our body is not getting the vitamins it needs. I find it can be challenging to consistently get the vitamins I need on a daily basis, so I use a multivitamin to fill in the gaps. One a Day Gummies helps with this, plus I look forward to the delicious taste of the gummy every day. Don’t forget about the kids, they can have the winter blahs too!  FLINTSTONES Active Kids Gummies can help bridge dietary gaps as a source of vitamins and minerals in a convenient and tasty gummy, and are great for picky eaters.

3. Bring the Spring Inside!

Brighten up your scenery with fresh flowers and plants.  Spring may not be blooming outside, but there’s no reason why you can’t have fresh foliage in your office and home.  Studies have shown that having flowers and plants in your workspace can increase creativity, improve your mood and even reduce anxiety.

4. Dance party, anyone?

Listen to upbeat music that makes you happy.  It sounds easy, but I often forget how much music can change my mood and make a dark, cold day a little bit more cheerful.  Studies show music is linked to improvements in mood and decreased anxiety when you listen to tunes that make you happy on a regular basis.  That’s reason enough for me! Bonus points if you get out of your seat and move your feet to the beat!

5. Banish cold symptoms!

After the excitement and buzz of the holiday and New Year’s celebrations, it’s easy to start feeling the blahs. Short days and dreadful weather can really zap your energy. Everyone has their own way of uplifting themselves, and here are some things I do!

Keep nasal cold symptoms away. Does anyone else feel like they always have at least a BIT of a cold this time of year? There’s nothing worse than walking around with a stuffed or running nose. I like to use hydraSense Daily Nasal Care to alleviate these nasal cold symptoms. It’s effective at relieving nasal congestion, making it easier to breathe, so you can stop being the friend or coworker who sniffles all day.

 

What are some of the little things you do to stay positive? Do you find it a challenge at this time of year?

 

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19 thoughts on “5 Brilliant Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs”

  1. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I make my house as cozy as I can. I make comfy throws available for everyone and use soft, subdued lights in the evenings. I don’t exactly love the winter but I like it because it makes for a more relaxed, laid back time of the year when we bundle up, watch good movies and sip hot cocoa.

  2. Upbeat music has been a big thing for me during the winter season. I love it and think it’s a wonderful suggestion!

  3. While winter time does paint pretty scenes of with snow and ice, it can be downright depressing not being able to go outside all the time. I really like your tips, especially a dance party!

  4. I agree when January comes we sometimes feel like we just have 2-3 months of cold weather to look forward to. It is important to think happy thouhts, take care of ourselves and know the warm weather will be here soon.

  5. Listening to music really makes me feel positive and upbeat! I also feel my happiest after a workout, knowing I smashed it especially on days where I really didn’t want to hit the gym. 🙂

  6. Make good nutrition a priority is so good. Staying healthy is so important to everyone. And being ehalthy must be prioritized. Health is our wealth.

  7. Happiness is a state of mind for me, so it’s what we make it. Also, think of great indoor games and invite friends over to make winters more fun.

  8. I completely understand that winter can be an unhappy time for many people and I really hope these tips help. Personally, I suffer with depression all year round so I’m constantly looking for little things to inject some positivity in my life!

  9. I’ll open the blinds and let the sunshine in. I tend to be happier when it’s bright and sunny out. I am suffering a cold right now, so I’m definitely picking up some hydrasense Nasal Care while I’m out and about tomorrow.

  10. Bringing the Spring inside is such a good idea!! I don’t have the winter problem now but I did when I lived up north. Everything was gray most of the year.

  11. Myrah Falco Duque

    Thanks for the list! Sometimes is so difficult to find fun and interesting things to do during those harsh winter days, I love the dance party!

  12. Great List, it is so hard sometimes to keep the kids happy inside during winter days, dance party is always a great idea

  13. I’m a generally happy person. The only thing that really gets me down in the winter is getting sick. So I keep the blahs away by keeping sickness away. I’m SUPER vigilant about that.

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