Winter Blues?

2 Jan

This is the time of year when it feels like winter has dragged on. I don’t know about you, but I start to get a little lethargic, lazy, and tired and blame it on the winter weather. Here are some ideas to beat those winter blues:

1. Get outside! Yes, it may be cold, but that is what cute scarves, ear muffs, and mitts are for! Grab your skates and a hot date and hit an outdoor rink. Skating not your thing? Hit the slopes! Burn some of that winter weight off and have fun doing it.

2. Beat the blues with colour. It is easy to wear black….all the time. This time of year we have black boots, black coats, black scarves, black jeans, black nails…But there are lots of great colours that work in the winter too. Instead of reaching for that black sweater next you get ready, grab something red, purple, blue, or with a cute pattern. Wearing something bright and fun can automatically kick your mood up a notch. Feeling wild? Pair with a bright lipstick too.

3. Embrace the cold. There are lots of reasons to love the cold. Hot chocolate, mulled wine, peppermint lattes…to name a few. Grab a friend or your hunny and head out for a cup of warmth. Or if you prefer to stay in, cozy up in front of the fire with a good movie or book.

4. Do something summery. If you are realllllllly missing the hot weather do something that makes you forget it’s winter. Grab your suit and head to your local pool. Sure it doesn’t come with a tan, but swimming is as close and you’re gonna get without jetting south. Need to feel the heat? Hit the sauna post-swim.

5. Be thankful it’s not bikini season. No, seriously….You have 5 months to kick your workouts into high gear and get bikini body ready! I’m sure most people would cringe at the thought of donning a two-piece right now, so take advantage of the next few months so that when summer does come, you are looking and feeling your best!

6. If you are really feeling down about the cold, book a vacay. I know, it’s an easy answer to beat the winter blues but a girl’s gotta do what a girl has got to do sometimes! Booking a week-long holiday to Mexico or the like gives you something to look forward to…not to mention a nice tan. Just beware: it is easy to be even MORE depressed when you get back.

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One Response to “Winter Blues?”

  1. candies & crunches January 2, 2014 at 5:28 PM #

    This is hilarious! I’d actually love to get out but it’s close to negative 40 Celsius in Montreal :-S

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