You're cruising along, enjoying your beautiful Fall evenings - if you are lucky there have been plenty of lovely crisp days so you've gotten to spend some time outside, and then . . .
Daylight savings happens and it's dark at 5:30 PM.
If like most of us, you work until 5, once you drive yourself home, you've lost ALL your outdoor evening hours.
Add in colder weather, and guess what you get?
The winter blues.
No sunshine in the evenings, feeling tired and ready for bed by 7:00, challenging yourself to get out of bed on those cold mornings. It can make the most cheerful of us feel a little down.
Luckily it doesn't have to be that way. There are a number of things you can do to help combat that sad, downtrodden feeling. Make this winter less painful and more joyful:
- Get outside every day - even just for 10 or 15 minutes. The earlier in the day you can do this, the better. The fresh air (and if you are lucky, sunshine) will give your body some needed Vitamin D and a refreshed feeling. Super cold out? Bundle up.
Do you suffer from the winter blues? How do you fight them? Please share your tricks and tips in the comments - we learn best from each other!