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 –
Last year 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.
2.Take a daily walk and enjoy the crisp air –
Moving your body produces endorphins that will help you feel good and cut your stress. Studies show that being in nature lowers your stress-hormone and decreases your heart rate. Just remember to bundle up on the colder days.
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3.Schedule a weekly date with friends –
Many of us are working from home, so getting out of the house for something other than a target run has to be intentionally planned. A little ramen date with a good friend in the colder months always does the trick. One of my favorite Ramen spots is Santouka in Tyson’s Corner, see you there!
4.Plan a weekend staycation with your partner –
The holidays often include extended family, kids and giving to others. So it’s only right that you make time for yourself.
5.A facial at MAB Studio is forever on our to-do list –
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