How to beat the winter blues

Thursday, 18 January 2018
How to beat the winter blues

Winter can be a hard season to say the least, which is why at Feel Good we’ve come up with a few helpful tips on how to beat the blues this January.

The miserable weather, long nights and constant lack of summer’s glow can sometimes seem like it’s going on forever. And this is especially true after Christmas and New Year, when January comes around, and the long stretch between paydays groans ever the more slowly by.

So, with that in mind, we’ve come up with our list of handy tips to fight the freeze and combat those winter blues.


Get out and about

Now we know it’s a bit chilly out right now, but that shouldn’t stop you from wrapping up warm in a coat, hat and scarf and getting some good old fashioned fresh air.

Scientific research has proven that even a small amount of Vitamin D can boost your mood and do wonders for your body. That’s why we recommend regularly getting out and about, if even for just a short walk, especially in the early afternoon and on clear and sunny days.

So, get out there and get some fresh air this weekend. There’s always more to do outside the house than in it, and it will give you the motivation to enjoy the great outdoors more often.



How to beat the winter blues


Eat well

No new year would be complete without the thousands of Facebook statuses claiming ‘new year, new me’. The best intentions have been set out for those trying to lose a few pounds or get into shape this year, but it isn’t all about the physical when it comes to healthy eating.

With a balanced and healthy diet, you’ll not only maintain a healthy body weight, but you’ll also boost your mood and find you have more energy.


See your friends and family

Family and friends are often said to be the most important things in life, so it’s a good idea to keep spending time with them and maintaining your relationships, even when the winter gloom is in effect.

You’ll find that spending time and catching up with your friends, parents or siblings will boost your mood and help keep away the winter blues. Socialising in general is a great way to keep busy and stay positive, and saying yes to events may lead to even more friendships and relationships.



How to beat the winter blues


Start a new hobby/skill

There’s no better time to start a new hobby or learn a new skill than the new year! Hobbies and learning are great activities to occupy your time with, providing a goal to look towards and taking your mind off of any winter blues.

Whether it’s to join that gym, sign up to that club, take up knitting or start learning French, there’s bound to be something you’ve always wanted to do, and now’s the ideal time to do it!


Plan a holiday

If you’re spending most of your days daydreaming about beaches, blue skies and basking in the sun, you might as well take the hint and book yourself a cheeky getaway for the summer.

With affordable holidays up for grabs for those who know where to look and know when to book, you won’t have to break the bank to get away later in the year. Booking a holiday can give you something to look forward to, and might make the cold days go by that little bit quicker.



How to beat the winter blues


Keep busy

A theme that a lot of our tips share, keeping busy is one of the most important things you can do if you’re prone to those winter blues.

Spending your whole day in a warm bed can be tempting, but just because it’s a bit colder and darker during the winter, it doesn’t mean there isn’t still a big and beautiful world out there for the taking. So, get out and get involved, or stay in and entertain yourself, whatever you choose, just make sure you don’t limit your decisions just because of the time of the year.



We hope you’ve found our guide on how to beat the winter blues helpful, and that you take our advice into account. Thankfully, winter won’t last forever, and the sun will be out for spring soon.
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