If your mood is as cold and dark as your landscape, you’re in good company.
The winter blues can affect you in a number of ways. Your experience could vary from a minor irritant, all the way up to severe depression or a seasonal affective disorder. This means that the winter blues is something to be taken seriously.
If you’re concerned about feeling down this winter, you can go into the season with a game plan to get through it with a smile.
Why The Winter Blues?
The winter blues might affect you just because it’s a cold season that can get tiresome after awhile. You may have to do some serious preparing just to travel outside and the lack of fresh air and indoor activities might make you weary.
Winter also follows a string of usually happy holidays. You might look forward to the holidays all year. Once they’re over with, you might feel a little empty inside. Or perhaps, you find it difficult to begin a new year with a renewed attitude.
How to Survive
With a proper positive attitude, you can sail through any situation. Even if the going gets rough, you know that better times are just ahead. The winter blues are certainly no exception!
Try following some of these tips in order to beat the winter blues:
If the above suggestions don’t bring you relief from the winter blues, remember that you can always talk with a counselor or coach about your feelings. The winter blues may affect you more severely than others, so, for your own sake, you don’t want to let it go untreated.
In most cases, if you follow the tips above and make a conscious effort to engage in exciting activities during the winter, you can survive the winter blues and finally enjoy winter! With a smile!
As an educator for over a decade, Loretta Holmes, M.A. CMHWC shows people how to create practical miracles even in the most difficult times. As an inspirational Life Coach, she coaches Generation Z and women how to feel worthy, gain confidence, empowered and in control without pills or lengthy coaching. Because Loretta clawed her way out of her own emotional turmoil, she totally gets it. Through her business, Bella Coaching Services, Loretta is changing the way we understand the current mental health crisis. Her digital course, Live Happy: A 60-Day Roadmap to Manage Anxiety without Pills or Lengthy Coaching is enrolling women in January 2020.