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5 Ways This Southern Girl Cures The Winter Blues
I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring. This past weekend was beautiful and I am ready for every day to be filled with sunshine and warmth. There is a reason this southern girl lives in the South!
While traveling to a warmer climate for the extended winter isn’t in the plan for me, I am trying a few things to cure the winter blues. Here goes:
I exercise on a regular basis, but I have been trying to be a little more consistent these days. Even a brief workout makes me feel better and gives me a positive, energized feeling. Lately I’ve been doing yoga at The Yoga Circle, and I am loving it. It makes me breathe, really breathe, which is something that is instantly calming to me.
2. Eat Healthy
Nothing makes me feel better than when I am taking care of myself. Along with exercising, I try to eat well
most of the time. I recently read that omega-3s affect the brain chemicals that are linked with stabilizing mood, particularly dopamine and serotonin, so I have been trying to eats lots of salmon and flax and chia seeds. Another thing I have added to my diet recently are the juices from Whole Foods, Sprout and Pour, and The Pantry. I highly recommend them, as they are an easy way to add vegetables, and they are delicious and refreshing.
3. Brighten up your space
The winter months can feel like they drag on since the sun sets early and the days are much shorter. While the sun may not be shining outside, you can bring some of those warm hues into your home by incorporating them into your décor. Add a bright throw over a chair, or a rug with some color or maybe a pillow that adds a pop to your sofa or bed. You’ll be surprised how much these small changes can really affect your mood.
4. Buy some fresh flowers
My garden looks a little “blah” this time of year, but I try to bring the garden indoors by purchasing some fresh flowers. It’s not expensive and not only does it brighten my mood, I swear flowers make my house look a little cleaner.
Parrot tulips are some of my favorite. (Will someone let my husband know?!)
I shared on Instagram earlier this week that I am reading The 15 Invaluable Laws Of Growth. It is a great book that not only discusses how to grow your business, but how to do it in a way that upholds your character, morals, and values. My only regret in reading it is that I have not underlined as I have gone through it.
Getting cozy under a blanket in my bed or next to a roaring fire and unwinding by reading a book or magazine helps me pass the
How do you cure the winter blues? I would love to hear from you,
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