The winter season brings the least amount of sunlight of any time during the year – and people who work indoors get a mere 30 minutes of sunlight a day, compared to 90 minutes of sunlight a day in the summer time.
So instead of sitting indoors and enduring the winter blues… get outdoors, have some fun, and the winter months will fly by!
Get outside: To fight the winter blues, you have to join the winter blues… or something like that. Bundle up, build a bonfire and roast some marshmallows. Campfires don’t need to be just for summertime anymore!
Create a positive playlist: Studies show that when people listen to happy music that their mood increases. While you clean the house or do the laundry, pump up the jams and listen to some music that puts you in a good mood to fight the blues.
Cheer yourself up with color: When all you see outside is shades of blue and grey, cheer yourself up by adding a little bit of color to your life. You don’t have to do anything drastic like paint your walls a bright pink or anything, instead fill up some vases with colorful flowers. Or fill a bowl with fresh lemons and limes for the beautiful yellow and green hues.
Start planning your vacation: While you may not be able to get away from work or life during the winter months, there’s no reason why you can’t start planning your spring, summer or fall vacation. Many people get more pleasure from the anticipation of the vacation, than the actual vacation! Brainstorm about where you want to go, when you want to go there, what new foods you want to try or what new activities you will try out this year.
Have a snow day: Snow days can be either indoors or outdoors. An outdoor snow day includes building snow forts and having a snow ball fight. While an indoors snow day includes lots of hot chocolate, popcorn, funny movies and family-friendly games.