I’ve never been hugely pregnant in the winter before, so maybe that’s it, but this winter has been a rough one. I feel like the days are actually shorter than they have ever been and the sun is shining less than it ever has. Drama.
That being so, I’ve never really thought to find ways to “beat the winter blues,” but this year I’m trying it all. Here are my #5Faves:
Get out of the house no matter how long it takes. With two kids and coatsbootsgloveshatsscarves, it feels insurmountable. But if I just tell myself it’s going to take a while and plan to go somewhere that won’t exhaust me too much, it’s so worth it. I don’t feel as bad when I come home and plop them in front of the TV while I recover. Often we run to the gym for…exercise. You knew that. That’s good for you too.
Buy a therapy light and take your vitamin D. I have it on good authority that these things work. I don’t want to brag or anything, but a couple of doctors told me these things really make a difference. Yeah, I know doctors.
Get dressed and make the bed each day. It is soooo easy to sit around in my jams, but by the time 2pm rolls around, I always regret it. I just feel more productive and stuff like dat when I do these things.
Use essential oils and elderberry syrup so you don’t get sick on top of being stuck in your cabin with that fever. I like OnGuard by Doterra, and you can make your own syrup if ya like. Google it. For more info on essential oils, check out my guide.
Embrace winter. Accept winter. It’s not like hating it will make it go away faster. Just come to terms with the idea that the days are shorter (but gradually getting longer!), and the kids are going to get stir-crazy, and it’s cold, and and and. It’s just the way it is. Make a paper chain or something and count down the days. The kids might like that, right?
What are your hot tips for beating the cold?
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