5 ways to beat the winter blues

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Everyone has a favourite season, and if you’re one who loves to soak up the sun, you may be dreading the next few months. As the days get shorter, and the nights get colder, even the best of us can get caught up in the winter blues. Despite our lack of control over the weather, there are several ways to combat the winter vibe and keep your spirits up! 

Here are our top 5 tips to help you beat the winter blues.

1. Have an energy boosting breakfast

How you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. Select a breakfast that is scientifically proven to boost your mood. Take some time to research some new recipes, or crack an egg before you hit the road. This natural source of energy will work to make the rest of your day easier and more manageable!

2. Get active with your family 

Many of us tend to feel as though there aren't enough hours in the day to spend quality time together. Between work, school and other obligations, we tend to push off physical activity in order to get in as much family time as possible. Why not try mixing the two together, and make your family time active time? Exercise is known to work as a great stress reliever, leaving you with a burst of energy. By getting out and staying active with your family, you’ll have the luxury of spending time together, while still boosting your health!

3. Stay social 

When the cold rushes in, so do we. We spend the entire winter season worrying about how to avoid going outside that we miss out on the social benefits of humour and laughter. Do your best to be as proactive as possible, and make plans with friends and family. Chances are they’ll probably need some help beating their winter blues too!

4. Try a random act of kindness  A selfless act can work to instantly increase your self-esteem, leaving you with a feel good vibe all day. Beat your winter blues by helping to beat someone else’s with a kind and simple gesture. Whether it’s buying the next person in line a coffee, or giving a heartfelt, unexpected compliment to a co-worker, you’ll not only leave someone smiling, but you’ll catch yourself smiling too!   5. Jump on your Springfree Trampoline

Jumping is an activity that’s fun and healthy for the whole family. It works to keep your kids outdoors where they are able to get fresh air and play outside. With a Springfree Trampoline, you and your kids can bounce year round and enjoy the perks of bouncing even if it snows! Jumping on a trampoline gets your blood pumping, and is a great way to encourage creativity and learning. Get out onto the trampoline and have a good bounce. Jumping will work to bring out the child in you, and get your energy and mood up faster than you think!

Have any other suggestions on how to beat the winter blues?  We’d love to hear them.  Share them on our facebook page. 

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