While the winter weather can leave you feeling lifeless and out of sorts, there’s no
better way to save yourself from a serious case of the grumpies than to follow these
surefire ways to reduce the winter doldrums:
1.) Hello Hawaii!
Inviting friends over for a game night filled with kicky conversation and lots of
yummy food will put the swing back in your step. Host a monthly game night and
relish in the company. Better yet, throw a ‘Luau’ party and have everyone bring
themed food from Hawaii. Venture to the party store and grab some leis, inflatable
palm trees and tropical drink straws.
2.) Calling Crossfit
Make an effort to spend all your indoor time in a productive and healthy way. Try
that new ballet bootcamp, a stripper pole class or TRX at the local rec center. And
make an effort to do that spin class or crossfit exercise class that your friend has
been begging you to try. Spend time venturing out of your comfort zone to feel more
fulfilled and get a bangin’ bod at the same time.
3.) Turn Up the Tunes
When you’re having a blah and bluesy day, the quickest way to feel rejuvenated
and spry once again is to crank up your sound system and have a mini dance party
around the house. Not only will the music energize your mood, but the bumping
beats will rev your circulation and make you feel happy and alive.
4.) Hire a Cleaning Company
If you’re lacking the ‘get up and go’ to create fun momentum during the dreary
snow-filled months of winter, there’s no better happiness hit than the one a cleaning
company can provide. When you see a sparkling kitchen, beautiful bathrooms and
luminous countertops, you’ll be ready to face Jack Frost head on.
5.) Craft Central
With everyone spending hours on laptops, iPods and other digital devices, it’s no
wonder that people feel the draining effects of a screen-filled seasonal slump. If
you’re extra tired as of late, there’s no better way to beat the cold than to set-up
a craft center for you and your kids or just for you and friends. Have glitter, glue,
stickers and tons of fun art supplies to create cool projects. Get inspired by Pinterest
and if you’re not into scrapbooking or crafts involving sticky supplies, go purchase
some plain canvass and start a paint party. Bring your gal pals over for some wine
and Picasso time.
6.) Book Vacation
Reading a good book keeps your mind from turning to mush and makes the
winter months fly by. If you’re wrapped up in a literary romp, you’ll forget all
about the stifling cold outdoors. Pick a great read with a warm tropical climate.
Try: Crazy Little Thing or The Power Trip for a literary pick-me-up.
With tons of blogs and Pinterest posts devoted to the powers and wonders of
aromatherapy, there’s no better way to escape a chill than with a power packed
dose of holistic happiness. Try an oil diffuser or buy a few scented oils to sprinkle
in a bath or on make a pillow mist. Try lemon, lavender and jasmine to feel totally
renewed and re-inspired.