Tuesday, January 22

TMST: How to Beat the Winter Blues + Fun Times

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How do you beat the winter blues?

I remember doing this prompt last year. I listed things I do personally to avoid the winter blues. This time I'll actually share what "professionals" suggest. 

I found this article that is really informational. Click this link. But here is a synopsis of what they suggest:

- Keep Active. 
- Go Outside
- Keep warm
- Eat Healthy foods
- Get light therapy 
- Sit in front of a light box for 30 mins
- Take up a new hobby
- Stay social
- Talk about it
- Join a support group

(NHS, 2018)

One thing I like to do is drink with friends to beat the winter blues. We did that this weekend even though we got a lot of snow. BF, me and a couple of friends went to the Royal Oak Onesie Pub Crawl. It was so much fun! We even got our faces painted. 

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Blodeuedd said...

That does look like a fun way to beat the winter blues

Carole Rae said...

When in doubt....drink ;)

Sophia Rose said...

Pub crawls are fun and they do them in several towns near here.

The getting out with friends is a big way to beat the blues.

Carole Rae said...

They are fun! I've been to a couple. And yes, hanging out and having fun makes one nearly forget the winter blues.