Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Every year right around this time, we tend to get the winter blues.  The holidays are over and spring is coming, but just not soon enough.  It’s cold, dark, and easy to get in a rut.  If you’re looking for ways to beat the winter blues, I’ve come up with a few ideas for you!

Start a new hobby

  • Crafting.  I love to craft and create new things.  My sister and I try to get together once a month and do a craft together.  The kids get involved and it’s a lot of fun for everyone.
  • Sewing.  It may come in handy when the zombie apocalypse comes and you have to make your own clothes.
  • Photography.  Having mad photography skills will make you a hot commodity at any event.
  • Cooking.  Every winter my Dad seems to try a new type of cooking skill.  This year is Mexican cooking.  Which is a much healthier alternative to last year’s French cooking.
  • Working out or training for a race.  Not only is this better for you overall, having a goal and working towards it will help you forget all about those winter blues.
  • Learn a new outdoor sport.  If you live somewhere cold, it could be snowboarding or skiing.  If the temperature is milder, try hiking or biking.
  • Homebrewing. Learn how to home brew your own beer.

Get a new pet

get a puppy

I mean, what better way to forget about winter than a new fuzzy, loving, pet.  There are millions of animals out there waiting for their furever home.

Join a group

  • Book Club.  Not only can you meet new people, but you can grow your mind!
  • Dog Club.  Join a club for your dog.  I know there are greyhound get-togethers in my area that I’ve always wanted to look into.  Not only would it help my dogs to socialize, I need the help, too!
  • Meet-up.  There are tons of other groups on www.meetup.com.

DIY Home updates

If you’re going to be stuck inside, you might as well update it!  I love to do any indoor home updates in the winter.  My most recent update was my daughter’s bedroom.  I love how it turned out!

Plan the year’s vacations and getaways

plan a vacation

I love to sit down in January with a year calendar and plan all of my trips out at once.  It gives you something to look forward to gives you time to save up for it.  Last year we did our annual week-long beach trip, but I also planned out a long weekend once a month so every month we had something fun coming up.

Map out a garden

Every year I say I’m going to have a garden, and then the year just passes me by.  This year, I’m going to plan out my garden early and make a calendar of when to plant what.

 

 

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