5 ways to beat the winter blues

November 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

1. Clean out your life.

Those busy summer days of happy hour, trips to the river, sunny picnics in the park and camping trips may have left you and your house with piles of stuff you just don’t need or haven’t yet gotten around to getting rid of. Well, now is the time. Before those long days of Grey and rain hit it is important to make your living and working spaces as pleasant as possible for you to be in. You need to love your space, you will be spending a lot of time in it hiding from the weather.

2. Spoil yourself.

Buy yourself that outfit or pair of shoes you’ve been stalking. After all there may be some space opening up in your closet (see step 1). Buy a tasty treat, a bottle of wine, some amazing bath oil and a delicious candle or two….then soak in the tub till you feel all your stress disappear.

3. Fill your time.

With work, maybe pickup an extra project to stimulate your creative. With friends, make sure to setup a dinner date or girls night in with your best friends at least once a week. With art, if music is your thing pick up that guitar that has been collecting dust in the corner, if its painting pick up your brush…..its important to keep your down time filled with things you love.

4. Bake cook and concoct.

For me the best meditation is cooking. Find some amazing recipes with seasonal foods you have never cooked with before. Keep in mind if you are cooking for one…..don’t just finish cooking and devour the still steaming dish while standing over the warm stove, make your meal beautiful. It is important that what you feed yourself is something you want to look at and admire before inhaling.

5. Take care of yourself.

Make sure you take your vitamins (i know i sound like your mom). However, it is important to supply your body with the vitamins it is missing out on living here in the dreary northwest. Take time to go to the gym, yoga or a heart pumping activity of your choice. Last but not least. Schedule yourself a massage once a month. A healthy body equals a healthy mind!

All the above images are from pinterest.

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