Today I got some great advice on getting through a long winter from Moxie of Moxie Reviews.
I live in the Boston, MA area, and therefore, every year I do have to deal with mid-winter “blues.” My tips are not for those who are truly depressed, and just can’t shake it off. I’m not making light of those people who should seek professional help. There are many not-for-profit agencies that the States offer, and you should please find out what resources they have for a medical condition of true depression.
January is tough because we’re on daylight savings time, so sometimes it seems like there is very little time in the day to see the sun shine! What cheers me up? Here’s a list of things that I do to beat the gloominess of the season.
Get outside and get some fresh air. Besides the fact that I have to wear a big winter coat/hat/mittens, I still remember to put on my sunscreen! Walking with my children and/or my dogs helps cheer me up.
!t’s winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to fake a tan. I like to use a faux tanner so I don’t look incredibly pasty and blend in with any snow that might be on the ground!
Switch body wash! Try a different wash with more zip in the fragrance.
Try a new shampoo and conditioner!
Moisturize right after your shower with a different scent. I use a heavier moisturizer in the winter months, so it’s a perfect time to change/try a new one.
A new lipstick color, or a new lip gloss to brighten up your face.
New blush color! I love to purchase a new one to add a bit of color to my face.
Try a new nail polish color!
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