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Is this winter weather already giving you cold feet?

You know it’s almost winter when the brown and yellow leaves hit the ground and the early morning sunshine appears later than usual.


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Sometimes the change of season can be noticed on moody and depressed faces. While summertime tends to make us feel happier and full of energy, winter often makes us feel unproductive.

The cold can cause you to feel discouraged, so much so that you are reluctant to leave your house. Here are a few tips and tricks to stay productive during the winter.

Stay active and eat healthily

You’ve heard this one a million times before, but staying active and keeping your eating habits healthy, is a way to fight winter blues. Not only will this keep your weight in control, it will also positively affect your stress and energy levels. You do not have to exercise and eat healthily in a way that makes it unbearable. Take a few minutes every day and do a few simple exercises to keep yourself busy instead of constantly reaching out to the fridge. Also make sure you drink enough water.

Get some vitamin D in winter

Not only is the vitamin D you get from the sun excellent for your health, experts believe sunshine can also brighten your mood during the winter. Winter days are shorter and darker than others and together with the cold, you keep your skin from sunshine by staying inside.

Spoil yourself and relax a little

Having something to look forward to will improve your ability to get through the winter. Use the cold as an excuse to build a fire and roast marshmallows. Get your blood flowing by turning the music up and trying new dance moves. Buy yourself a new scarf or a coat. Run yourself a warm bubble bath at night and enjoy relaxing. Watch that movie you’ve been wanting to watch.

Get support this winter

If you feel depressed and alone during winter, reach out to friends and family. Lift your spirits by writing a letter or calling someone you haven’t spoken to in a while.

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