Even though winter can be breathtakingly beautiful it can also be a pain in the ass. However, we will not let the winter darkness dampen our mood (any longer).
Keeping your spirits up during the last weeks of winter can be painfully hard, but we are willing to give it a try. Are you? How on earth are we going to do that you might ask? Impossible you might say. Njaaa, there are some small things you can do that might brighten your mood. Let´s take a closer look:
Ok, we know some willpower is required here, but try to fight the urge to sleep the winter away. Because it is actually a vicious cycle: the less active you are, the less energy you have. So do what you need to do to get going and remember: working out from home, some yoga or pilates or even walking to work counts as movement. No need to go “die” at the gym.
Again, some willpower is required (might do a post about how to turn on your willpower)! There is nothing more tempting them jumping into your warmest pyjamas, get under a blanket and dig your face into that bag of candy when the cold is raging outside. But booking in some social activities in your calendar will help brighten your spirit!
Fake the sunshine
Due to less exposure to sun during the winter (read: no sun what so ever) can lead to seasonal depression. Yup, turns out that is a thing people. Several studies show that decreased sunlight leads to increased depression. Depressing, right? So, a little daily dose of Vitamin D pills does the trick.
Yup, just turn that frown upside down! Amazing how your day and mood changes by just smiling. And I am not talking about walking around like a frowning idiot (people might think you´re crazy for heaven’s sake), but just smile when you greet yourself in the mirror, smile to an colleague and/or a stranger and see what happens.
If this doesn’t work, well then get back to Netflix and we will see you in a couple of weeks. Good luck, whatever you choose.
By: Henriette Danielsen