Tips to Beat Seasonal Blues

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It’s easy to feel blue when daylight hours are limited and the weather is chilly. Here are a few ways to stay positive in winter:

Physical Activity

Exercise is not only great for the body, it‘s great for the soul, boosting your confidence and offering you a sense of achievement. Plus, when you exercise, your brain releases such feel-good chemicals as endorphins, serotonin, adrenaline and dopamine, making it a totally natural mood booster.

Socializing

Getting motivated to leave the house and socialize can seem more challenging when you have to bundle up first, but it’s especially important to spend time with friends and family during a time of year when you are apt to feel blue.

Sunshine

Sunlight may be scarce in winter, but it isn’t non-existent. Schedule a walk at lunch time; position yourself by a window when you curl up with a book; play outside with the kids –take advantage sunlight whenever you can. Just be sure to dress warmly for the weather, and wear sunscreen on exposed skin.

 

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