Most people deal with winter well enough, at least to a certain point. The snow and cold are all fun and games for the first few months of winter. In fact, many of us dream of a white Christmas, snow on December 25th is always welcome.
But this love affair we have with winter never lasts. By the time you put away the Christmas tree and break your last New Year’s resolution, you are sick and tired of the cold, snow and short days. It is enough to give you the winter blues.
The winter blues are not fun to deal with. And it can be even worse if you are suffering financial difficulties. There is no need to suffer the winter blues when there are ways to chase them away.
The Law Offices of Loomis and Greene, your bankruptcy law firm in Loveland, offers ways in which you can beat the winter blues.
Wear Bright Clothes
There is absolutely no scientific research to support this, but wearing bright clothing can chase away the winter blues. There are many people who believe there is a link between feeling happy and wearing bright colors. If anything, it will get you off of the couch and out to the department stores to shop for bright clothing.
Create a List
Winter is the perfect time of year to watch those movies you have been meaning to watch or read the books you want to read. But it all starts with a list.
If you aren’t sure what books you want to read, start with the classics like Grapes of Wrath or Watership Down and work your way to more modern titles.
Instead of browsing new releases for movies to watch, go to IMDB, type in the name of an actress or actor you admire and see if they have been in any less popular movies that you might have missed.
So go ahead and make a list of books and movies and check them off as you complete them.
Hang Out with Positive People
A typical morning might be spent sitting at your desk at work listening to coworkers complain about every little thing. Listening to these people gripe about the cold weather and short days will just bring you down.
What you need to do is ditch these people and find like-minded people who can help you cheer up. These are people who aren’t negative about everything and are genuinely happy with their lives. They make you happy because their happiness rubs off on you.
Start a Project
Winter is the best season to start on that household project you have been meaning to get to some day. There is no doubt about it, there are several projects around the house that need your attention.
Even if your closets are already organized and you have recently painted all of the bedrooms, you could still clean out the garage or shred those old tax returns.
Get a Hobby
To help beat the winter blues, you should find a hobby or two that interests you.
Now, there are all sorts of traditional hobbies that you can try including stamp collecting, building models and painting. But if these don’t interest you, you can always try a less conventional hobby like beetle fighting, soap carving or fronting your own death metal band.
Eat Winter Foods
Food seems to make people happy, even people who are down in the dumps with the winter blues. What won’t make you happy or do your body any good is gorging on junk food or tacos from Burger King. Who gets tacos from Burger King anyway?
Anyway, what you need to do is break out the recipe book and create some new dishes. Soups and stews are full of all sorts of good ingredients and are perfect for winter cuisine. Tasting your labor of love will definitely put a smile on your face and chase away the winter blues.
Buy a Sunlamp
Bright-light therapy is a real thing and it helps tens of thousands of people each year beat the winter blues. There are health clubs in the area that offer light-box rooms where you can sit and soak up the light.
Build a Fire
That feeling you get when you sit in front of a blazing fire and the heat sticks to your face as you stare into the body of glowing flames, it’s primal. But there is something calming about the glow of the embers as you warm your feet and hands.
If you don’t have the means to make a fire, try somewhere else. You can either find a friend with a fireplace or fire pit or you can find a restaurant or coffee shop with a fireplace.
If you are suffering the winter blues because of money issues, bankruptcy might be an option. Contact the Law Offices of Loomis and Greene today.