Tag Archives: winter

Feeling SAD?

I’ve mentioned before that I tend to feel a little down and out once the winter weather hits, but lately I’ve been doing a little research in an effort to decide if its a bit more than just the winter blues. I still don’t have a definitive answer one way or another, but I’m treating the malaise I tend to feel this time of year much like someone diagnosed with SAD would. And I have to say, I think I may be on to something! So whether you think you may be affected by seasonal affective disorder or a heavy case of the winter blues, check out a few of these suggestions!

Feeling a little SAD? Learn how to determine if you have a seasonal mood disorder and find a few simple tips to help you balance your mood either way!

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5 Tips for Getting Over the Winter Blues

We’re officially in that drear period that happens around this time every year…It’s not quite spring, the beauty and wonder of the snow is long-gone, and the winter blues are setting in and full force. You feel me? I don’t know about you, but this time of year is the absolute hardest for me. I am a very weather-oriented person, and I need a little sunshine and warmth to thrive. But, I’ve found there are a few things I can do to get past the winter blues and feel good even when the weather is a little less than desired. If you’re with me and need a little pick-me-up this time of year, then check out my tips for getting over the winter blues.Most of us struggle with the winter blues to some extent. Use these tips to combat your winter blues and make the most of the season.

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5 Tips for Staying Active this Winter

Finding the motivation to stay active can be tough at any time of year, but it is particularly difficult in the winter months. It’s bleak outside, it’s cold everywhere, and all you really want to do is curl up on the couch in your slouchiest sweats with a good book and some hot cocoa. Oh wait, I was speaking for myself on that last one, but really, who doesn’t second-guess their commitment to a healthy style in the months between December and March? I know I do, but I am also committed to living a healthy lifestyle to live better, set an example for my daughter, and take care of myself. So, how do I do it in the winter months? It’s not easy, but a few things do help. So, check out these tips for staying active this winter, and let me know if you have any suggestions. I can use all the help I can get. 😉Winter makes staying active tough, but with a few simple tricks, you can do it. Use these tips to help you stay active this season!

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Maximize Winter Heating to Save Money

I am definitely a warm weather person who could almost do without any winter weather, except at Christmastime. I’m never going to be able to control the weather to make it just right for me, but what I can do is control the heating in our home to make it the most ideal. However, it’s always my goal to do that without spending bookoo bucks. We’re spending a lot more time at home this winter, and we have a little one to think about. So, keeping the house warm and cozy is a top priority, so I’ve come up with a few tips for maximizing our winter heating so we can stay warm and still save money. Check out my tips and let me know if you have any of your own!Winter heating costs contribute a significant amount to yearly expenses. Learn how to maximize your winter heating to stay warm and save money.

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy this Winter

So, winter is officially upon us. Literally…Last week we had our first big snowstorm of the year, and I already feel the ickies upon us all. I don’t know what it is about this time of year (Oh wait, yeah, it’s the debilitating cold, extra time indoors, and overall dreariness of the bleak winter months…), but it seems to bring about sickness and ill-health practices like none other. While I try to maintain healthy living practices all year long, I tend to go a bit into overdrive during the winter months. And, I have a feeling that is only going to be intensified having a little one in tow this year. So, how are we staying healthy this winter? Here are my 5 best tips for keeping you and yours healthy and well all season long.It's particularly tough to stay healthy in the winter. Counteract the winter blahs with these simple tips, and feel your best all season long! Continue reading