• 13 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

    Often after the festive season is over, winter can be such a drag on the mind and emotions. It can be difficult trying to adjust and get into the swing of things after the holidays. Over the last couple of years, I have come up with 13 ways to beat the winter blues.

    Winter is one of the most depressing seasons of the year and it can be difficult to beat the winter blues. These simple changes to your lifestyle can help boost your spirits. The 13 Ways to beat the winter blues can help with getting back into the swing of things.

    Winter is one of the most depressing seasons of the year and it can be difficult to beat the winter blues. These simple changes to your lifestyle can help boost your spirits. The 13 Ways to beat the winter blues can help with getting back into the swing of things.

    In this article, our aim is to help boost your mood with these 13 ways to beat the winter blues.

    13 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

    Over the last few days, most of the UK has been a winter wonderland which would make Jack Frost happy. The weather has been absolutely cold and for those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) suffer greatly. Most days have been uncharacteristically cold, dark and giving way to dreary days.

    In this article, we shared 13 ways to beat the winter blues to help boost your mood. The ideas shared in this article are those we’ve used over the years and work well. With over 2 more months left of winter, we need to find ways to cope with the dreary weather.

    • Spend time outside and stay active

    One thing about the cold winter days is you want to spend all day indoors to avoid the cold. But that can become tiring fast and most of us develop cabin fever. Going outside, feeling the fresh air and being active is one way to beat the winter blues.

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    • Become a local tourist

    Being a national trust member, I get access to so many properties which often offer long estate walks. It is a nice way to stay active and enjoy the great outdoors during winter.

    • Book a holiday

    I always book a holiday somewhere warm to have something to look forward to. Counting down days until the next holiday is a great way to beat the winter blues.

    • Stay warm

    Winter can be brutal and often we spend more time indoors because outside we can’t keep warm. I have a few go-to winter coats which I fall back on to stay warm outdoors.

    • Eat smarter

    One thing that is often encourage during winter is to eat foods that will boost your emotions like chocolate. I don’t know about you but this is a great excuse to eat chocolate often though healthily.

    • Be Sociable

    I am fortunate that my sister leaves so close to my home and we meet up almost bi-weekly. This allows me to be more sociable and get some fresh air whilst spending time with loved ones.

    • Volunteer in your community

    Sometimes getting outside is not enough, spending time with others can be another way to beat the winter blues. Volunteer at shelters or care homes and spend time with those in need.

    • Establish a Morning Routine

    No one wants to wake up early on cold dreary mornings but having a routine you stick to is great for your mental wellbeing. Wake up at the same time every day including the weekend.

    • Let light into your home

    When its darker your body feels more depressed than when there is light. Often the curtains wide often and allow as much light into your home as you possibly can.

    • Blast music

    Music has been linked to improving people’s moods and I know this is true. Whenever I feel down in the damps, I always put music on and it uplifts my mood almost instantly.

    • Set manageable daily tasks

    I am a to-do list orientated person and love nothing more than having a jam-packed list. But I also prefer to pace myself especially when I am feeling down. Having too much on your to-do list can cause more anxiety so it’s important to be pace oneself.

    • Stay hydrated

    Though the last thing you want to do is drink water during winter, its even more essential to do so. I prefer to drink hot cocoa and hot chocolate when the weather is damp.

    • Declutter your home

    On days when you can’t face the cold but want to remain active without exercising decluttering works. I declutter every 6 weeks around my home and that can help beat the winter blues.

    Often after the festive season is over, winter can be such a drag on the mind and emotions. It can be difficult trying to adjust and get into the swing of things after the holidays. Over the last couple of years, I have come up with 13 ways to beat the winter blues.
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    14 Comments

    1. February 10, 2019 / 11:46 am

      Great suggestions. Having a morning routine definitely helped me, it makes getting up when it’s dark and miserable more enjoyable.

    2. Helen Clark
      February 9, 2019 / 7:50 pm

      I love all of these tips and do a lot of them myself. Since the New Year I’ve made a point of going for a walk outdoors every day, no matter what the weather. It really does make you feel so much better (and works towards moving the post-Christmas pounds too!)

    3. February 9, 2019 / 2:41 pm

      definitely agree that getting outside and staying active definitely helps improve my mood

    4. February 8, 2019 / 9:02 pm

      Don’t get me wrong, I love being all snug and cosy indoors but I also firmly believe in the importance of getting outside everyday! Even a quick walk can work wonders on your mood!

    5. Dannii
      February 8, 2019 / 8:22 pm

      I always find that getting outside and staying active makes a huge difference.

    6. February 8, 2019 / 9:38 am

      These are all brilliant tips and ones that I do try and put in place every day…. decluttering is really helping me this year. I have had such a big clear out and I feel much lighter because of it 🙂

    7. February 8, 2019 / 8:59 am

      Great tips. I find fresh air and fresh flowers make me look forward to spring.

    8. February 8, 2019 / 8:47 am

      For me it’s about having something to look forward to like a holiday or time away but just staying indoors and cosy works for me x

    9. February 7, 2019 / 2:28 pm

      Some great ideas here. I try to get out and about as much as possible during the winter months and am actually considering booking a holiday.

    10. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
      February 7, 2019 / 2:26 pm

      These are all great tips. I do love letting the light into the home in the morning it really does help cheer everyone up.

    11. February 7, 2019 / 1:38 pm

      These sound like some great ways to try and get out and out over winter, I think it can be a hard time of year to want to do anything.

    12. February 6, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      I love all of these, and although I adore winter, I can feel myself flagging now. I know it is to do with the fact we have not seen the sun for weeks apart from a very short half hour a few times, and it is mood lowering so badly!

    13. February 6, 2019 / 9:41 am

      There are so many fantastic and inspirational ideas here! We often book a holiday at this time of year, so that we can explore somewhere new while it’s more affordable and quieter 🙂

    14. February 6, 2019 / 7:41 am

      These are great tips. I hate this tie of year, it’s so damp and dreary. Fresh flowers and a nice clean home always make me feel brighter as well as a good old gym session!

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