7 Ways To Hack Your Gloomy Winter Mood

With the holidays over and a new year sinking in, it’s easy to become very aware that the change in seasons is upon us.  For many of you, it’s about to get seriously cold outside, if it hasn’t already.  And if you don’t have superpowers to warm yourself, you might be feeling shit out of luck.

As if the chilly weather isn’t harsh enough, within a typical year, an average of 105 snow-producing storms occur.  These can last anywhere from 2-5 days, carrying snow throughout different states.  If that isn’t a holy shit moment, I don’t know what is.  The good news is there are many ways you can take charge, live a healthy lifestyle and keep yourself balanced throughout the cold winter months.

1. Alter your snoozing schedule.

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Follow the sun’s lead by getting to bed earlier.  Your body will thank you later.

2. Put humidifiers to the test.

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Want a nose that isn’t super dry?  Try a humidifier to keep your sinuses comfortable.

3. Bust out the slow cooker.

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There is nothing that helps make you feel warmer than crockpot soup.  Whatever kind of soup that strikes your fancy is a win but if you’re looking for some meal-spiration, check out this chicken gnocchi soup recipe.

4. Get up and move.

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You don’t have to do some crazy workout to get your endorphins flowing but moving is a successful tool to beat the blues, according to science.

5. Pay attention to the skin you’re in.

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If you’re feeling dry, you might want to switch to a thicker moisturizer like cocoa or shea butter.

6. Step up your green game.

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There are certain plants that help purify the indoor air.  One way to win with winter is by adding some plant decor into your home to keep you breathing a hell of a lot better.

7. Don’t you dare hibernate.

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Stay social without using anything electronic-related.  That’s right, get your human contact on by doing something like joining a workout class, book club or mom/dad’s group.

 

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