Let’s face it. Winter is a TOUGH season for a lot of people. It’s dark. There are many days you can’t get outside. It rains. It snows.
By the time spring rolls around, your pep is gone. It’s flown the coop and you’re not sure how to get it back.
Well, have no fear. I’m here to tell you that you will find it again. It just takes a little bit of effort.
Every year in March, I’ve found I’ve written a similar blog post. I’m tired, overwhelmed and unmotivated. It’s a cycle, which means that I know I’ll come out on the other side, no matter what.
So how can you begin to climb out of this winter rut?
– First off, spend some time outside. Go for a run, a walk, a hike – just get out there. Roam your neighborhood or find a local park. Take deep breaths. Fill your lungs with fresh air and bask in the sunshine. A little Vitamin D and the outdoors can do wonders for your mood.
– Next, call or text a friend and set up a date. It can be coffee, lunch, drinks, or maybe you combine this with your outdoor adventure. Don’t see a movie because you want it to be something where you can connect and talk.
– When was the last time you treated yourself? Make an appointment for a massage or mani/pedi. Your body will thank you for it as you get some of that tension out that’s build up over the last few months.
– Get offline! Seriously. Log off your computer. Turn off all notifications on your phone. Spend a day disconnected. You’ll be amazed at how much this allows you to reconnect with yourself.
– Plan a vacation (or staycation) – It doesn’t have to be anything big, but it gives you something to look forward to. It can be a quick getaway with your partner, a family vacation, a girls weekend or even a SOLO trip. Peruse some websites and make a plan. Even that will give you a jolt of happiness and anticipation. So what will it be – beach? mountains? state/national parks? spa trip?
The bottomline is that you will get out of this funk. Your mojo will be found. Just remember to be kind to yourself in the meantime. It might take a little longer than you’d like.