Life Hacks

Category:  News
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 7:40 PM

In Edinboro, our winters are brutal and seem to last forever. Because of that, the “winter blues” are all too common around here. You may not realize it but the weather has a huge impact on your mood.

With a few more below-freezing days and snowstorms to come, here are a few tips for you to get through these next few weeks.

  • Go outside and get some fresh air. It sounds a bit crazy, but a breath of fresh air is really good for you. It can make you feel refreshed and ready to take on the day. 
  • Wear bright colors. Wearing brighter colors can help make you feel happier when it’s gloomy outside.

  • Exercise. As much as people don’t want to, it is really good for you. It helps maintain your weight, keeps you healthy, and can be a great stress reliever. It also gives you more energy throughout the day and increases your metabolism as well as your mood. 

  • Take a vitamin D supplement. This is really great for you because in the winter, your body doesn’t get much exposure to the sunlight, natural vitamin D, so a supplement is good to take to help replace that deficiency during the winter months.

  • Embrace the snow. Get a group of friends together and go snowboarding, sledding, tubing, ice skating, build a snowman and much more.

  • Relax. Winter is the perfect time to prop your feet up, cover up and watch movies all day. It’s okay to take a day to catch up on sleep or treat yourself to a spa day. You deserve it!

Remember that spring is around the corner. As much as it seems like winter will last forever around here, it is important to remind yourself that eventually all of this snow and cold will go away and we will see the sun again.

Karlee Dies is the Managing Editor of News for The Spectator.

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