If you feel sluggish, tired, and maybe a little depressed now that we’ve reached the middle of the winter, it might help you to know you’re not the only one. Because of the long nights, the cold days, and the end of the holiday season, many people get seasonal affective disorder, known more commonly as the winter blues.
The main cause of this seasonal mood drop is the lack of sunlight. So, while we wait a couple of months to get a proper sunbath, here are some tips on how to beat the winter blues.
Physical activity releases endorphins and serotonin in your brain. These two hormones are the ones responsible for making you feel happier and reducing your stress levels. Join the Shake It Off Contest by downloading the X4ever app from Google Play or the App Store and start exercising to win fabulous prizes while feeling healthier and happier.
Have a cup of hot cocoa
Another way to produce endorphins is to have a warm cup of ORGANO™ Hot Cocoa. Cocoa, the key ingredient in chocolate, is known for helping the brain release several types of hormones related to the sensation of happiness.
Stick to a sleeping routine
Try going to bed and waking up at the same hour every day, particularly during the weekdays. This will help your body and mind get used to a sleep pattern and will make it easier for you to wake up in the mornings. Get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep, so you’re well rested but try not to oversleep to avoid feeling more tired or damage your health.
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Have a to-do list
Have things to do every day to avoid sitting in front of the TV all evening. Focus on your work, school, or home tasks. If you have a lot of free time, kickstart your New Year’s resolution. Avoid boredom and instead, find new goals to keep yourself motivated and active.
Go somewhere new
Even if you don’t have the time to go to the beach, get out of the house and visit somewhere new. Discover new places, even within your hometown. Take a weekend trip. Get out of the routine by planning a visit to a new museum, park, or town to lift your mood.
Meet with people
Avoid being alone for long periods of time. Solitude is one of the main causes of seasonal affective disorder. To beat this, go out with friends, volunteer, enroll in a new class, or host a warm OG Mixer at home. Keep in touch with the people who matter the most to you.
So here you go! Stay active, get the proper nutrients, and avoid the winter blues this season with ORGANO!
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