With short daylight hours and long night time hours, the winter blues, or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), hit many Americans during the winter months. It’s actually a pretty common thing! According to Psychology Today, “Seasonal affective disorder is estimated to affect 10 million Americans. Another 10 percent to 20 percent may have mild SAD. SAD is four times more common in women than in men. The age of onset is estimated to be between the age of 18 and 30.”
So, what does that mean for us? Quality of life is important to us here at the Romanski Group. So, we’ve complied a list of helpful tips and suggestions for overcoming the winter blues.
Surviving the Winter Blues
- Remain active!
- Gyms, indoor activities such as sports teams or a session at Painting with a Twist, Prophetstown State Park for a winter hike, or even a stroll on Purdue University’s campus during a work break are all ways to boost your moral during winter. Hobbies such as woodworking, guitar playing, or jewelry making are options too!
- Make healthier eating choices.
- Fruits, veggies, whole grains, and proteins feed nutrients to the body, giving an overall better feeling day to day experience. When you feast on junk food, you feel like junk! Healthier food choices help your body to feel better.
- Decorate with bright colors.
- Bright colors within your home or just simply opening blinds and windows can boost your daily morale during these scarce daylight hours! Take advantage while you can.
- Keep your home warm in temperature.
- Cozy blankets and layers when you leave the house help to keep your body temp higher. Psychological studies actually suggest that being cold makes you feel down in the dumps. Keep your home between 65 and 72 degrees!
- Keep a schedule.
- Schedules help you keep in contact with people, which also helps boost morale. Schedules keep, even when you don’t feel like it.
- Plants in the home!
- Air purifying plants give a freshness to your home. They also give you something to care for, giving purpose to your day to day life.
- Plan a vacation!
- If you can afford it, plan to take a trip toward the end of winter. This give you something to look forward to during the long nights. You also get a vacation, so it’s a definite, “We agree!” from us on this one! We recommend 30a in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
For up-to-date information on YOUR Indiana area neighborhood or a FREE Seller Consultation – call The Romanski Group at (765) 293.9200. Using an experienced team is the way to get your home SOLD! You deserve the BEST Realtor in the Lafayette Indiana area!