Did you roll your eyes when you saw the title of this post because you know I live at the beach? Don’t worry, I would be rolling my eyes, too. BUT, l did struggle with the winter blues for years while living in the Midwest, so I can totally relate to those who struggle to fight the blahs in January and February.
While moving to Florida might be your best option for fighting the winter blues, here are a few tips that aren’t quite as drastic!
Work out every day
Endorphins are like little magic happy pills that can really improve your overall mood. Getting regular exercise is always important, but throughout the winter months it is absolutely critical!
Get in the sun
I know how hard this can be up North, but when you see a tiny glimpse of the sun peek its way through the clouds, get outside! I used to go out, even when it was cold, if just for a few minutes.
Eating a whole-food diet is incredibly important all year round, but is key to fighting the winter blues! If you are eating a bunch of processed junk food, you are going to feel like junk! Cleaning up your diet helps you sleep better, stabilizes your hormone levels, and gives you increased energy throughout the day. This is absolutely vital for the cold and dreary winter months.
Because Vitamin D can be hard to come by naturally in the winter, you might want to consider taking a Vitamin D supplement. Most people are deficient in Vitamin D throughout the year, and this is only made worse by the lack of sun during the cooler months of the year. In addition, I also have started using a magnesium oil supplement. This helps with my sleep cycle during the winter, and can be purchased through Amazon without breaking the bank.
If moving to the beach isn’t a viable option for you during the colder months of the year, I highly recommend you step up your exercise routine, dial in your nutrition, and try some supplements to help you fight those winter blues.
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