It’s cold outside and winter blues are all over the place. Here are a few tips and tricks to boost your mood and get you energized.
Squeezing in a workout during the day warms you up, gets you your dose of mood-lifting endorphins, and overall leaves you more energized. Take your workout outside for double the benefit.
Watch what you eat
Skipping meals and eating the wrong foods can easily leave you feeling down. Eat more whole grains and less sugar, never skip meals, and make sure you get your daily intake of fruits and vegetables.
Dehydration can affect cognition, concentration, clarity and focus, and mood control. Staying hydrated in winter is very important for your mood, your bodily functions, your brain activity, your energy levels, and, most importantly, your warmth.
Sleep and mood are very tightly bound; sleep affects mood and mood affects sleep. Studies have shown that even the slightest levels of sleep deprivation can drastically affect your mood. Getting enough sleep also boosts your energy so that you are less tired during the day.
Clearing your space can actually do wonders to your mood and productivity. Get up, make your bed, clear your desk, and watch how your energy levels rise instantly.
Catch the sun
The sun doesn’t often make an appearance these days, so make sure you catch it when it does. Getting your fix of warm vitamin D will definitely leave you feeling happier and more energized.