Tips For Beating The Winter Blues

tips for beating winter blues

My list of tips for beating the winter blues.

In this week’s podcast we talk about tips for beating the winter blues.

Strategies for Beating the Winter Blues. If you live somewhere cold, winter can feel eternal. 

Some ideas:

  1. Shop your local produce markets and buy seasonal produce.
  2. Set a goal to try a new seasonal recipe every week based on those finds.
  3. Find a winter activity you enjoy outside.
  4. Create a movie & book list and set a goal to get through it! Hey, it’s a goal!
  5. Rid your home of junk that doesn’t feel good & donate. One thing we try to do, but we’re not always very good at it, is keep our home “move ready”. Start with 6 rules of tidying up – Tidying your belongings in this order – clothes, books, papers, komono and sentimental items – has proven to be the most efficient and effective. In the KonMari Method™, your feelings are the standard for decision making – specifically, knowing what sparks joy.  To determine this when tidying, the key is to pick up each object one at a time, and ask yourself quietly, “Does this spark joy?”  Pay attention to how your body responds.  Joy is personal, so everyone will experience it differently; Marie describes it as “…a little thrill, as if the cells in your body are slowly rising.Through the process of selecting only those things that inspire joy, you can identify precisely what you love – and what you need.
  6. Separate clothing and shoes into seasonal areas of your closet. Earmark some of it for travel.
  7. Find ways to volunteer virtually. 
  8. Take day trips, even if it’s just driving. An overnight can do wonders though.
  9. Start a travel packing list- just a generic one.
  10. Remember to relax: Yoga and meditation, even in small doses can improve your well being and sleep. 
  11. Get really serious about skincare.
  12. Treat yourself to some high quality slippers, sleepwear, loungewear and a robe 
  13. Plan a trip for 2022 or late 2021

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