I live in Upstate NY so we are no stranger to long winters and frigid temperatures. This however annoying is accepted; the inevitable if you must. What is not widely talked about is the emotional toll it can take on you. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), commonly known as the Winter Blues. I’m sure you’ve noticed as it shows up differently from person to person but easily identifiable. It can be complaining a lot more than normal or having an unusually hard time getting motivated to get out of bed. I hate to admit that sometimes it can last a little longer than I would like, so over the years I came up with some fail safe ways to push past a little quicker. Read on to find out how
Take a Walk
I know strange right? You’re thinking “Why Niesha , why would I do that “ . Getting out helps me clear my mind. It helps me stay present and in the moment. Go to your favorite summer spots with a winter lens. I love admiring the newly frozen over trees and valleys. Don’t forget the hot coco though.
Other than the obvious (who doesn’t love a good Pinot Noir). It is known to have powerful antioxidants that boost the immune system to fight off that stuffy nose. Bonus it can fight off cancer and better than milk for a good nights rest. It’s also a great opportunity to look up some recipes that pairs well with winter reds. Check out this article http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows/15-rules-great-wine-and-food-pairings
I love getting together with friends. Nothing beats the blues like laughing all night with cheap wine and good company! While you’re at it why not make it interesting and make it a themed affair. How about Hipster Night, 90’s R&B night or Caribbean; whatever. Just be creative.
Nothing beats the blues like laughing all night with cheap wine and good company!
Hey you’re stuck inside why not pick up knitting. Seriously its therapeutic and its gets your mind off your mood. Head on over to Pinterest and get creating. It’s a great way to get the whole family involved. We love refurbishing outdated pieces of furniture in our home for new appeal or purpose. Anything for hubby to play with tools.