Wherever you're living, you're probably tired of Winter.
Whether you're getting lots of snow, or never-ending rain (I'm getting both here in Oklahoma), you can start feeling "Blah". Here are five ways to snap out of it!
1. Clean your place.
Since we're "stuck" indoors during the winter, part of our Blahs & Blues is a messy, or cluttered and unorganized place. So, organize your place, find a spot for everything and anything you don't want - throw away (or put in a box for a Spring Yard Sale).
Having a better view of your surroundings can help perk things up and the exercise in doing all this is a boon to your health too.
2. Learn something new
Part of the reasoning of getting "worn out' in the winter months is not just being physically sedentary but mentally as well.
So, take this opportunity to learn something new! A new Language, a new Hobby, maybe a new skill for work, or even a new career?
You can learn online, at the library, local Community College, and other sources. So, exercise your brain and learn something new.
3. Spoil yourself
Now's the time to give yourself permission to spoil yourself.
Get a manicure, pedicure, massage....
Go out for a meal you really enjoy, go on a shopping trip, go away for the weekend....
Anything you've denied yourself for a long while because of finances, been too busy, "life got in the way", whatever - GO!
One of the best ways to cheer yourself up is by helping others.
Volunteer at a favorite organization or step out of your comfort zone and try a new area to venture helping out.
One - you're out of the house and not in a "usual" spot (work, store, etc),
Two - helping others out makes us feel better and "forget our own problems".
Three - you're socializing with new people - another boon to your mental and emotional health.
5. Make plans
Write down plans you'd like to do when the weather gets warmer.
Planning for a future event actually can help you mentally as now you have something to look forward to and can save up, plan some more, and get excited!
I hope these ideas help getting rid of your winter blues. Here's a workbook to check out!