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Tips for Beating the Winter Blahs #ad

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Beating the Winter Blahs this time of year can take a bit of extra work. After the excitement and buzz of the holiday and New Year’s celebrations, it’s easy to start feeling the blahs. Short days and dreadful cold weather can really zap your energy.

Everyone has their own way of uplifting themselves. Here are some things I do:

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Tips For Beating the Winter Blahs:

  • Don’t forget the importance of nutrition. Staying healthy is so important to staying well. It is hard to stay energized if your body is not getting the vitamins it needs. I find it can be challenging to consistently get the vitamins I need on a daily basis, so I use a multivitamin to fill in the gaps. One a Day Gummies helps with this, plus I like the taste of these gummies. And don’t forget about the kids, they sometimes need help beating the winter blahs too! FLINTSTONES Active Kids Gummies can help bridge dietary gaps as a source of vitamins and minerals in a convenient and tasty gummy, and are great for picky eaters.

 

  • Brighten your scenery with fresh flowers and plants. Spring may not be blooming outside, but there’s no reason why you can’t have fresh foliage in your office and home. Studies* have shown that having flowers and plants in your workspace can increase creativity, improve your mood and even reduce anxiety.

 

  • Hydrate. Simple thing but important and many people forget. Add more water and be sure to drink enough every day. Water is important for all the bodily functions. Make sure in the dry winter months where hair and skin take a beating that you hydrate from the inside out.

 

  • Listen to upbeat music that makes you happy. It sounds easy, but I often forget how much music can change my mood and make a dark, cold day a little bit more cheerful.  Studies show music is linked to improvements in mood and decreased anxiety when you listen to tunes that make you happy on a regular basis.

 

  • Keep nasal cold symptoms away. Does anyone else feel like they always have at least a BIT of a cold this time of year? There’s nothing worse than walking around with a stuffed or running nose. We keep hydraSense Daily Nasal Care on hand to alleviate these nasal cold symptoms. It’s effective at relieving nasal congestion, making it easier to breathe, so you can stop sniffling all day.

 

  • Move more. If I am having a difficult day, if I feel achy or need help beating the blues I go workout. For me that works. I do centergy which is like body flow or hit the weight machines or I go skiing, or tobogganing with kids. Believe me, the movement leads to me feeling better eventually. My energy always is much better after doing something physical.

 

  • Find something to look forward to. Book a trip, even a short road trip or staycation. Plan something amazing for a few weeks or months down the road. A spa day, a manicure at the end of the week. Anything that makes you feel better and helps with beating the blues.

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What do you Do?

What are some of the little things you do to stay positive? Are there certain kinds of things that help you when you need a plan beating the winter blahs?

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.

23 Comments

  • robin rue

    Music always makes me happy! I have music on all the time and it’s definitely a great way to help me get through until Spring!

  • Amber Myers

    These are some fabulous tips! I do always have One A Day in the house! I also enjoy listening to upbeat music. Lately it’s been The Greatest Showman soundtrack.

  • Alli Smith

    These are all great ideas for beating the winter blahs. Having a fresh bouquet of flowers on my coffee table really helps my mood. I’m dreaming of spring!

  • Tomi C

    For me it’s simply getting outside. Something about the crisp, cold air of winter always seems to lift my spirits. I think we tend to stay inside so much on wintry days and it can make one feel a little icky so the fresh air always helps me.

  • CaNdy

    Bundle up and go for a short walk. Beautiful outside with the snow. Drink tons of water and cup hit chocolate. Try new class or watch some old classics.

    • Paula

      Absolutely it does. I need movement. I have been racing out the door to fitness every day this week at lunch! It helps me.

  • Laura

    I remember taking Flinstone vitamins as a kid! I find that getting outside and taking in some fresh air helps with the winter blues and an impromptu dance party is always great to get moving and laughing.

  • Yesenia Swecker

    Yes listening to upbeat music! I miss the winter, we now live in south Florida. These are such great tips.

  • Angelic Sinova

    Even though I LOVE Winter (it’s my favorite time of year) and don’t really get the Winter Blahs, I defiantly agree with the idea to move more! In the winter I love doing fun indoor activities like seeing a Broadway Show, visiting museums and browsing around downtown.

  • Pam

    These are all great tips for beating the winter blues. They’ve been especially bad for me this year for some reason.

  • Amanda

    I totally fall prey to seasonal depression. I have found that getting outside in the fresh air as much as possible and eating healthy makes such a positive difference. And my new sun lamp has been so helpful, too!

  • Heather

    Definitely, listen to upbeat music and move, even if you don’t have a home gym, you can crank the music and dance or do your housework listen to tunes. Movement helps me feel better for sure.

  • Emily

    I am so there with the winter blues, this time of year is tough to get through. It has been so cold this winter which is tough. I like to listen to music and stay busy. Having something going on every day either at home or going out somewhere helps me get through it.

  • Our Family World

    Upbeat music and vitamin supplements get me through winter every year. I need to update my playlist too. My favorite song to listen to when I am feeling blah is the song “Happy” by Pharell Williams.

  • Debra Hawkins

    I am always so surprised how much better fresh flowers can make me feel in the winter! They always help me through the winter.