We’re almost through that final stretch of winter, yet it feels like such a long way till the warmer months. If you’re anything like me then the months between New Year’s Day and St. Patty’s weekend are the hardest to manage. So, I’ve done a post like this before however, I wanted to give some new and refreshing tips. Most of the tips in my older mid-winter tips post are pretty much what we do in the pandemic on a daily anyway. So, sit back and enjoy some tips to beat the mid-winter blues!
Tip #1: Wear Bright or Light Colors
Winter months always allude to darker tones like blacks, blues, etc. Since you and everyone around you are wearing those same darker colors, it can affect your mood to be sadder. So, choose some brighter colors to wear in the colder months. I like to wear muted yellows and gem tones to help bring more light to my wardrobe. I don’t want to be that person wearing the neon in the warmer months, wearing colors as such helps me bring happiness to my wardrobe. However, if you do prefer the neon colors then go for it- there is nothing wrong with that just not my style.
Tip #2: Get some fresh air
Going outside and getting some fresh air is one of the best things you can do to beat those mid-winter blues. I know some areas of the world are colder than most so this is easier said than done. However, you can get out of your house five minutes before you start your workday (whether that’s commuting or working remotely) and take a walk down your neighborhood. Or you can park your car further away in the parking lot at work and have a little longer walk to your office. Either way, those extra five minutes of sunlight do help.
Tip #3: Eat Well
The colder months make us usually want to eat heartier meals. However, those meals can make you feel a bit heavy thus make you feel sluggish and depressed. However, if you keep a clean and healthy diet then you’ll be feeling lighter and happier. Studies have shown that eating well during the colder months is good for your well-being. Plus, summer bodies are made in the winter. So, what better way to prep that summer body than to eat well during the winter?
Tip #4: Get Organized
Instead of doing your spring cleaning in, well the spring, do it during these colder months! Since the holidays are already over and the next best thing to look forward to is spring break, you can work on organizing parts of your house that you didn’t think to do before. Such as reorganizing your kitchen pantry that you keep putting off, or underneath the bed. Make a list of all the places you would like to reorganize/declutter and start with space a week. This gives you a purpose each week and before you know it, it’s warmer outside.
Tip #5: Enjoy the things you enjoy
By the title of this tip, you’re probably confused. In simple terms: get a hobby or work on your hobby! Hobbies are there to bring you happiness. So, working on your hobbies in the winter months will indeed bring you happiness. If your hobbies are related to warmer months, such as swimming, bike-riding, etc, then find a new hobby. You can do things like color in adult coloring books, pottery, blogging, photography, etc. When it comes to hobbies, it’s all about what interests you and what gives brings you joy.
There you go; five tips to beat the mid-winter blues. Which tip will you be using? Let me know in the comments below!