How To Get Out Of Your Winter Rut

Winter hasn't even hit yet and we are already having the strong sense of a winter rut creeping up on us. Luckily, it's extremely easy to never hit this rut! And no worries if you already have, because it's even easier to get out of it. Keep reading for some tips and tricks to help you out.

 

Stop hibernating 

When it's freezing cold out, we all love to stay inside the warm and comfort of our own home as much as physically possible. That is exactly what you should not be doing, because it can result in depression, weight gain, health conditions, and more. Instead, try participating in some fun winter activities like skiing or snowboarding, ice skating, or even just heading outside for a snowball fight! If you really hate the cold that much, then opt for something indoors like a pool, indoor sports leagues, going out to eat, or hitting up the mall. The possibilities a endless- just grab some friends and get out of your house for a little!

 

Get some exercise

Exercise is very important year-round, but in the winter it can be used not only as a way to keep your body physically healthy, but also mentally healthy. In fact, regular exercise is one of the best ways to boost your mental health.SAD, (Seasonal Affective Disorder) affects about 10 million Americans and just by regularly exercising you can reduce levels of depression and anxiety. If it's too cold to go outside try joining a fitness center, working out at home, or even going ice skating!

 

Focus on yourself

Try becoming the best version of yourself and set aside time to focus on you. Pamper yourself and give some extra love and attention to your hair and skin, as the cold weather does them great damage. Take the extra time you have to do anything that makes you feel your best, physically and mentally.

 

Pick up a new hobby

Since you most likely will spend much more time indoors during the colder months, to beat your boredom and reduce time spent laying around doing nothing, try getting into a new hobby. This will keep your mind active and you will hopefully find something new that you're interested in sticking with!

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