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Mindset & Motivation: How to Overcome the Winter Blues

Mindset & Motivation: How to Overcome the Winter Blues

December 11, 2020

If you’re anything like me, you’re likely a little bit apprehensive about the winter.

It’s not even about the cold, although that doesn’t help things. It’s the shortened days, lack of sunlight, seasonal blues. This season is going to be extra tough as we’re dealing with a pandemic. Not being in a healthy mindset can impact a lot, but especially our finances. It gets hard to prioritize our finances when we’re focused on our mood and surviving the winter.

Today I want to give you a few tips to help you get through the winter and maintain a healthy mindset...

 To recap:

1. Get Out & Enjoy The Sun Whenever You Can

It should be no surprise that sunshine boosts your mood and immune system. The sun is said to come through clouds, so even if it isn’t a bright and sunny day you should still get out when you can between sunrise and sunset. Maybe that means putting your morning coffee in a to-go mug, and head out for a morning stroll. Or designating a lunch break walk. Whatever that looks like for you, make sure it's realistic and put it on the calendar!

2. Video Chat With Positive People

They say you are most like the 5 people you surround yourself with. So, make sure those closest to you are positive and happy. On this flip side, it can take a toll on us when others share their negativity, so make sure to set boundaries.

3. Create a Self-care Routine 

Maybe that’s taking a bath, lighting a candle, or trying an infrared sauna. Find something to care for yourself daily or weekly. 

4. Consider Investing in a Sunlamp 

Because the days are shorter and the sun does not come out to shine every day in the winter, consider adding in a sun lap. This has been shown to help regulate melatonin and serotonin to help with mood and sleep.

5. Accept & Adapt

If you are watching this and you’re near me, we live in the Midwest friends; winters are going to be cold. But when we accept and adapt, this has a positive impact on our mindset and overall health.

I am always open to other suggestions! If you have one, send me quick email.

Be well friends, 

✌️ Carolyn