Winter is coming, and we all know what that means: cold days, less sunlight, widespread illnesses, and more gloomy events. In this season, it can be normal to feel depressed, alone, and tired throughout the days. However, there are some things that we can do that can help make winter seem less sad and dreary.
One simple thing you can do is make sure to take your vitamins. Winter is a season where the weather is unpredictable. It can be cold one day and warmer the next. This constantly changing weather can cause us to be sick! Therefore, we want to be sure we take our vitamins, especially Vitamin D because of the lack of sunlight we get in the winter. We need that Vitamin D for bone and muscle health!
That brings us to our next tip: It is also important to get as much sunlight as possible this time of year. During winter months, there is more darkness than light, which can zap so much of our energy. Make it a priority to absorb as much light as possible. This can be done by taking a walk during the day or purchasing a sun lamp to mimic the sun during dark and cloudy days. Even better, grab a friend and get out for a brisk walk!
Speaking of grabbing a friend for a walk, we should also be sure to spend time being social. Winter can be a sad and lonely time, which is why it is important to make plans with friends and/or family. Maintaining social connections can help give us a fulfilled feeling. Make it a point to stay in touch even if the weather prevents you from getting out or getting together.
Getting enough sleep, eating right, and staying hydrated can also go a long way to boost our immune systems and our energy this time of year. Soups and herbal teas are a great way to warm you up and also boost your hydration!
Finally, finding hobbies to do when you are stuck inside is important. During a snowstorm or the bitter cold, it might not be wise to go outside, but to prevent feeling trapped inside, doing things you enjoy can keep you busy and pass the time. Challenge your brain with games or puzzles, pick up that book that you’ve been promising you’d read or try out some new soup recipes!
In Closing, winter can be a gloomy and sad time of the year, but it doesn’t have to drag you down. These activities can help boost physical and mental wellness during this season. And, as always, if you find that you just can’t shake the winter blues, you can contact us at 1-800-825-5327 or through our website at 21stcenturyeap.com.