Beating the Winter Blahs

Published Tuesday, February 01, 2011 4:40 PM

What a winter! All across the country it's been snow cold! with 49 of the 50 states receiving blankets of the white stuff. Only the sunshine state, Florida, has been spared. When the work day begins with a snow shovel in hand, it can be hard to feel motivated.

While we can't do much about the white stuff, we can offer the right stuff for beating the winter blahs. Use these tips, at work and home, and see if you can rekindle your can-do mojo.

Exercise: Reboot your energy and productivity with winter workouts. Getting the blood pumping is vital for energy as are adequate doses of vitamin D from the sun. offers cold-weather workout tips in Warm Up to Winter Workouts including the importance of careful stretching, sun screen and appropriate layering.

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Winter will fade into spring eventually so grab those, skates, sleds and skis and hit the slopes and ice for some invigorating fun! Hot chocolate and marshmallows to follow will have you feeling like a kid again.

Take a Trip: Plan a trip to a sunny locale. A Caribbean vacation would surely do the trick but if a tropical get-away isn't in the financial cards, consider a day-trip to a spa, indoor water park or even a botanic garden. A few hours of warm fun can recharge the batteries and remind you that winter will eventually end.

Think Spring: Take a tip from a gardener and begin thinking about spring now. Start cultivating your garden indoors with seeds; watching slender seedlings sprout is a cheerful reminder that spring is around the corner.

Finally read Real Simple's How Do You Beat the Winter Blahs?  with pick-me up suggestions ranging from visiting your local duck pond to pedicures.

How do you beat the winter blahs? Share your thoughts here and at the Pendaflex Facebook page.

by Candie Harris



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