Does winter have you down with the short, cold days that never seem to end? Here are some great ways to help you beat the winter blues.
- Stay Social
Hanging out with friends and family is a wonderful way to stay connected and lift your spirits. Go for coffee, play a game or have a movie night.
- Bring in Some Spring
This can be as simple as a fresh bouquet of flowers or houseplant to add color and a beautiful smell or if you have a bit of a green thumb you can start an indoor herb garden.
- Help Others
Volunteering doesn’t cost anything, gets you out of the house and helps others in your community. A good place to start searching for volunteer opportunities is Go Volunteer Edmonton
- Plan a Vacation
Start planning your next vacation. It gives you something fun to look forward to.
- Read a Book
When the weather is really cold and bleak, curl up with a blanket and immerse yourself in a good book. Check out something new or revisit an old favorite.
- Holiday in Your Hometown
Check out some of the local events and attractions in the place that you live. There are a lot of events (even in the winter!) here in Edmonton. Check them out at Eventbrite for Edmonton.
- Listen to Music
Turn on your favorite upbeat or happy tunes.
- Lighten Up
Brighten up your space by completely opening up curtains or blinds, sit in the sun next to a window or spend some time outside on sunny days.
- Tidy Up
Spend some time clearing out clutter, organizing or rearranging your space. A neat space to hang out in can have a positive effect on your mood.
- Pamper Yourself
Give yourself a spa day—at the spa or at home. If you choose to stay in have a nice hot bath with candles, sip soothing tea and listen to relaxing music.