The light is pleasant, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun.
Ways to Beat Winter
1. Get more D!
Sunshine releases vital chemicals in our brain which makes us feel alive, alert, confident and contented. In the winter months the earth's axis is tilted away from the sun. We receive the best sunlight when the sun is more directly overhead because this provides the shortest travel of sunlight and ultraviolet photons through the atmosphere. However, in winter, the sun angle is much steeper. Therefore, sunlight has less intensity in winter and progressively less intensity as the distance from the equator increases. Sunshine on our skin causes our bodies to absorb Vitamin D from the sun. What does Vitamin D do??
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I take 5000u soft gel Vitamin D3 every day.
2. Get some Color!
What picture do you like better?? The first one of my porch or this sunny colorful one?? I love fashion BUT...fashion designers kill me! Why do you want us to wear more gray, black, and brown in the winter when everything else is gray, black and brown?? Oh..bring me down some more!
Maybe that's why I like Christmas decorations so well..lights and color in a drab environment. Decorate your home with vibrant colors...wear some vibrant colors. You can wear your black and gray..but pop it with some red, yellow, hot pink accents. It can be done tastefully and will increase your mood. In your home, set our colorful blankets, pillows.
Simply seeing the color red can enhance strength and quicken response time.
Exposure to red boosts recall and attention to detail, which can result in more accurate work.
Red increases enthusiasm.
That is probably why I love my new purse so much..
Could be the reason I am trying to find me a pair of these: RED BOOTS!!
3. Get Out and Get moving!
Personally, I would be happy sitting here on pinterest and not moving during the winter months. I hate cold air and snow touching my skin. It hurts. But..I feel much better if I don't sit inside and I get out and do exercise videos..walk when it's warmer outside. Some crazy people in Scandinavia go in a sauna and get all warm and then go jump in the snow or ice water to boost circulation and reinvigorate themselves. You can get the same effect in the shower by alternating three-five minute intervals of hot water followed by a 3 second blast of cold water. Go for it, if you so choose!
4. Light it up!
Candles are a very warm welcoming environment and they smell really good. Try lighting some around and see how it increases your mood..and makes your house smell all good. I personally love coconut scents in the middle of winter.
5.Eat a Healthy Diet!
Don't tell me you didn't know that one was coming!! Diets full of processed foods and preservatives will bring you way down!! These foods are not only devoid of the nutrients your body craves, but they zap your energy levels and can affect your mood—causing depression, lack of concentration, and mood swings. Try to incorporate more complex carbohydrates (whole wheat breads, brown rice, veggies, fruit) and get your daily 8 cups of water. These healthy foods provide your body (and mind) with nutrients, and stabilize your blood sugar and your energy levels.