I had a great time over the holidays. We saw friends and family, attended get-togethers and parties and had lots of foods, drinks and merriment.
How do I prevent myself from falling into the blue slump of January, February and March when the parties are over and the weather is extremely cold and snowy, and outdoor activity is limited and often unavailable?
One thing I am doing is making sure I am working out and exercising (I gained four pounds over the holidays which isn't bad and I'm not even upset about it as I'll lose it over the next couple of weeks) but other than that I'm a bit lost because so much of our lives are indoors due to snow storms and temps as low as 10 degrees. Often times it's too difficult/dangerous to drive unless it's really necessary.
It's all too tempting to sip on hot chocolate and a cookie "to go with it" and use low energy activities and food for comfort during these difficult months. Last year I fell into a slump like this and felt down and lonely, even though I'm surrounded by people. I get affected by the weather so much and moving to sunnier climes is not an option. In fact, I like to have a change in seasons, as I would not like to live where it was sunny and warm all the time, as weird as that may seem.
But when these winter months seem to drag on for 4...5...months, how do I beat the blues that seem to rear their ugly heads?
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