The time between January and March is one of the hardest for me and I’m sure I’m not the only one. I love the first snow and even the second snow. But as the months drag on, some of the drearier days take a toll on me and I am very much tempted to hibernate in a revolving door of pajamas and Netflix until Spring. The last few years, I’ve made a few changes that have led to more joy long after the holidays are done. Here are 5 things I’ve found that help conquer the winter blues.
1.Plan a weekend girls trip –
Two years ago my girlfriends and I stayed at this Riverfront Airbnb just a short drive away. We made breakfast together, enjoyed the jacuzzi and river view for hours, tried out the local restaurants, and even did a little work out together. Let’s just say we all enjoyed a mini break from the kiddos and our hubbies and it’s why we have another trip already planned. Keep a look out for my Charleston blog post trip!
2.Take a daily walk and enjoy the crisp air –
Studies show that being in nature lowers your stress-hormone and decreases your heart rate. So getting outside, even though it’s cold, will help your body produce endorphins that will naturally help you feel good and cut your stress! And in the words of Elle Woods, endorphins make you happy and happy people just don’t shoot their husbands.
3.Schedule a weekly date with friends –
Since I primarily work from home, getting out of the house for something other than a target run has to be intentionally planned. A lunch date with a good friend in the colder months always does the trick. One of my favorite spots in Mosaic is Parc De Ville – you can’t go wrong with their classic burger & fries or their body-warming french onion soup!
4.Plan a post-holiday weekend staycation with your family –
After the holidays, it’s so normal to feel the let down of all the celebrations which can lead to getting into a funk. Curb that by planning a fun family weekend away! My family recently went to Deep Creek Lake, MD for a weekend of fun in the snow, where we stayed at this gorgeous airbnb with incredible views of the lake. You can’t beat walks in the snow and time spent in a hot tub while the snow falls!
5.Book a relaxing facial –
Relax while your skin gets refreshed and glowy with a facial at MAB Spa. I make taking care of myself a priority year round and that includes my skin. The added benefit while getting a facial – it’s a purposeful hour of resting in an otherwise busy month!
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