Skip to Content

Chase Away Your Blues with a Wintervention

Winter is in full swing with all of its glory. The days are shorter, the nights are colder, and the mammal in me wants to curl up by the fire in a warm cave and hibernate.

Even the best of us can come down with a case of cabin fever from time to time. Some people call this “the Winter Blues,” typically characterized by mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy during this chilly season. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do either to prevent the blues or to get yourself back to normal if they’re already here.

winter blues, cold weather, shorter winter days, depression, SAD, seasonal affective disorder, midlife

Beating the Winter Blues means taking care of not just our physical self, but also our mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. Although people may act as if all these parts act independently, they’re actually vitally connected. Each area is critically important and must be properly nurtured. If one area is neglected, it will have an adverse effect on the others.

Here is a list of 4 Wintervention questions that will help you beat the Winter Blues:

1. How do you maintain your spiritual health? For me, the disciplines which play an important role in maintaining my spiritual health include prayer, meditation, studying sacred texts, and worshiping within a community of faith.

2. How can you enhance your mental and emotional health? I do this by journaling, keeping my forgiveness up to date, talking with close friends, reading novels, and doing fun things like seeing movies (cinema therapy!), going to concerts, shopping, or getting my hair and nails done. I also find it therapeutic to play my guitar and write songs. Maybe you enjoy other things—like painting, cooking, taking a bubble bath, playing video games, or engaging in some hobby that replenishes your emotional tank.

Continue reading this post on Mary Buchan, Lifestyle RN’s blog

Mary Buchan, Lifestyle RN

Mary Buchan RN has over 30 years of health and wellness experience. After helping a wide range of people over the years, she recently repurposed her Nurse’s Cap as a Life Reinvention Coach, Speaker, and Author of the new book <a href="</a>https:// www.amazon.com/author/marybuchan">Over It – How to Live Above Your Circumstances and Beyond Yourself . As a mid-lifer with an empty nest, she blogs about self-discovery, relationships, reinvention, and healthy living. Her motto: Make the rest of your life the best of your life. For more information, visit <a href="http://MaryBuchan.com">Mary Buchan's website</a>.

Molly

Wednesday 19th of February 2014

Love this post!!!! Thanks for the great tips!

Mary Buchan

Thursday 20th of February 2014

Glad you enjoyed the post!

Anne Parris

Monday 17th of February 2014

February is the month I price tropical cruises and Florida real estate. Sometimes that's enough to get me to March!

Mary Buchan

Thursday 20th of February 2014

What a great and fun idea. Thanks for the tip!

Comments are closed.
Read previous post:
lifelong love, teddy bear, husband, wife, true love, loving couple, midlife, seniors,
Long Time Love x 2

When my mom was nine, her best friend Bona Lockwood gave her a panda for Christmas. Mom named the bear...

Close