We’ve now had many months of cold, wet, dark weather and we’re probably not feeling so excited. As a matter of fact, many Canadians are suffering from the Winter Blues.
For those of you who can’t get on a plane or cruise ship to a warm, sunny place, what are your choices for beating the Winter Blues?
It’s hard driving to work in the dark, and driving home from work in the dark, and facing cold, snowy, icy weather that keeps us indoors. Golden sunshine and warm breezes nurture the body and soul and it is important to replace them in other ways during the winter months.
Some tips to help make it through the remaining winter months is to start your day with bright lights and some upbeat music so you can dance and move before work. Eat happy fruit like oranges and pineapple for breakfast. Work next to a SAD lamp for 30 minutes at your desk. Sit in an infra-red sauna a few times a week. Walk in nature whenever possible. Sleep 6-8 hours each night and keep your mind happy by journalling all that you are grateful for each day.
Help beat the Winter Blues by giving your body the gift of light, movement, food, nature, warmth, sleep and gratitude that will help replace the missing sunshine and warm breezes.