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Feeling the Blues? Focus on the Positive for a Better Outlook This Winter

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Even if the temperature gauge isn’t in the single digits where you are, it can still have an effect on your mood.

Cabin fever from a long weekend snowed in, or the desire to stay curled up in your bed are big deterrents from being productive and friendly with others. When is the last time you spent all weekend at home and left the house in a great mood, looking to chat up the first person you saw? Unless you’re extremely extroverted it’s typically not the case.

There are a few things you can do to fight off the winter grumps before spring:

  • Don’t say anything negative about the season
  • Buy yourself something that will keep you warm and comfortable
  • Set up an in-house exercise routine
  • Embrace the season by sitting by a lit fireplace with  a warm drink
  • Use the cold weather outside as a good excuse for a marathon of your favorite shows and movies

Any method you choose should help in creating a new sense of calm and acceptance with the season. If anything you can create your own mantra “I will not get bad at the snow.” In this case, if life hands you snow make snowballs and throw them at your friends for fun.

– J. Mason

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