Every winter, around the same period of time, I am facing one of the most annoying things ever: the winter blues. Days are getting shorter and colder and for some reason, I don’t feel fit at all. With the tips in this blog post, I try to survive winter days and make the best of it!
Keep on doing fun things – even if you’re cold and tired
This is a thing I have to remind myself of as well. During winter, I find it really hard to go out after I came home from work. It’s the reason why I don’t go to the gym anymore, but it also makes me cancel appointments much easier than in summer. I find it too cold outside, or I just feel too tired to do something after a day of working. But by still doing this every once in a while, it breaks the daily grind, and I think that’s a way to keep on being spontaneous and not make every week the exact same.
Get enough sleep
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I get easily tired in winter. Where I need just a few hours of sleep in summer, I get the feeling that when it’s getting colder and darker outside, I could just sleep all day. I don’t think it’s a good thing to sleep as much as possible, but fully admit to it and have a real good night of sleep, will probably make you feel a lot better.
Even if the sun isn’t shining, it’s still good to get some fresh air. It will make you more energetic than you think, and it’s fun as well. Try to take someone with you and find a nice route, and it won’t be boring at all.
With all those holidays, it’s tempting to get all the chocolates, turkey and Christmas cookies you want. Although I’m a big supporter of all this, I recognize that I feel better when I combine it with some healthy food and not to eat all day long. Same thing is for exercise: winter blues are easily solved with a visit to the gym.
Embrace the good parts of winter
And last but not least: embrace it! Winter is paired with movie nights on the couch with a blanket and some tea, ice skating in the heart of the city, hot chocolate and knitted sweaters; all positive things if you ask me. Enjoy it ’till it lasts, and summer will be around the corner.
Q: What do you do to get over your winter blues?