The ‘winter funk’ is something we’re all familiar with. As the sun prefers the other half of the planet for around three months, the lack of vitamin D we feel can lead to a lack of positive mood. People are much more likely to get depressed and feel lethargic around winter, and that can lead to a number of issues. Everyone will experience a winter funk at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean it’s something to be relied on.
While getting out of bed in the morning is surely that little more difficult when it’s cold outside and your bed is so comfortable and warm, that doesn’t mean the rest of your day should feel as rough as those first few minutes. We’re offering five memorable tips to keep you out of the winter funk feeling, so you can achieve and feel wonderful all winter long, as you hope to.
Christmas is the time where people who are alone feel their loneliness much more acutely. For this reason, it’s important to make solid festive plans with your friends and family. If you have neither friends or family, you can be sure that your local church or community hall will have something on. If you contribute to a hobby outside of your four walls, you have an excuse to leave the house around Christmas. Just getting out and social with people can help you to no end in the first instance, so it’s important to consider that here and make sure you try your best to nurture connections well in advance.
If your normal day includes getting up, driving to work, sitting all day in an office, coming home and then repeating the process, you aren’t actually enveloping yourself in the winter cold. Avoiding outside is relatively simple to do when the nights are cold, and there’s seemingly little to do outside. Getting in nature, even though it’s dying is important to do here.
Staying within four walls might be warm, but it rarely affords you any satisfaction. If that means walking partly to work in the crisp morning to wake you up, or attending cold sports events in the evening, feeling the cold can be healthy for your system and shock you into being aware and less lethargic.
Of course, shrugging off your current struggle as ‘just a winter thing,’ can lead you to ignore very important issues that need looking at. Sometimes, we’re not fully okay, and that in itself is actually fine. If we were happy all the time, life would lose its meaning. However, if ennui is continually following you around, going through talking therapy can help.
Being referred to a counsellor for some one on one talking sessions or purchasing a block of time with a therapist can help you speak your thoughts which would otherwise be rattling around in your head. Sometimes, bringing out your thoughts as a tangible vocal sentence can help you see it in front of you, and assess its true importance to your life.
It’s no lie to say that getting a makeover could help you in a wonderful way. Sometimes, we feel in a funk because we believe our life is not moving at the pace it should be, and it demotivates us. When we’re demotivated, we look at ourselves in a certain way. Over time, we start to become insecure, and maybe even pay less attention to the way we look. This can lead to a whole host of issues, as it’s a slippery slope.
If this sounds like you, it might be time for a makeover. Purchase some new fine threads, ones that make you feel wonderful, are in fashion and fit your frame well. Don’t be afraid to gain some real premium wear, such as Mela Purdie shirts, pants and dresses. This will help you physically show yourself that you are worthy of such clothing. Wearing it will make you feel fantastic, and you’ll look wonderful. It’s amazing how great you can feel when you look fresh and updated.
Sometimes, your mood can be a dietary issue. We mentioned at the beginning of this article just how important it is to gain Vitamin D, and there’s a lack of it in winter, so be sure to supplement around 4000 IU’s of the stuff if you’re an otherwise healthy adult. Make sure you bring at most 1000mg of Omega 3 fish oil and a solid multivitamin in your diet. Be sure to reduce your carb load, even though they are incredibly moreish in the winter cold. Before long, you’ll be getting much healthier, and your body will feel much better as a result.
Hopefully, these tips will help your winter funk either stay prevented, or stay short-lived.