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Spring Forward: How to Shake the Winter Blues

By Elizabeth Colen

Elizabeth Colen

Now that the sun is shining and it gets darker later, we should be bursting with energy. But what if you’re not? Sometimes people need an extra push to get them out of that winter frame of mind while others (like myself) spring into action to get that vitamin D. Here are a few tips to get you outside.

  1. Open those blinds – The house has been closed off for winter. Open those windows, blow out that stale winter air. Spring is here, keep the blinds open and let the sunshine fill your home. Not only will you be saving money by using natural sun light but you will feel happier than sitting in a dark closed room.
  2. Take your dog for a walk – If you don’t have a dog borrow one. Studies show that just playing with dogs boost your happy level. Plus, with the sun shining it’s a perfect time to take Fido for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out walk, you can just take a 10-minute stroll around your block. The sunshine will release serotonin and you will feel happier and more energized. You get a double whammy, puppies and sunshine are sure to shake off those winter blues.
  3. Meet with friends – Yes, getting out the house to meet with a friend for lunch will boost your mood. Even better if you eat outside on the patio you will get that sunlight. Surrounding yourself with people who are talking and laughing can improve your psyche. You are more likely to laugh when you are with others versus when you are alone. Just hearing laughter triggers something inside you that makes you want to laugh too. We all know that a smile is contagious go beyond that smile, tilt your head back and have a big belly laugh.

Ok, I just gave you that extra push you needed to get out of that winter frame of mind. Go ahead, open up the blinds, take a dog for a walk and meet up with friends, you will soon be energized and in the spring frame of mind. Enjoy this spring weather.

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