Make That Winter Slump Melt Away With These Tips!


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By Sean Misquith, Staff Writer

Winter is here and it brings along with it cold weather, snow, and a lot of indoor activities. This year, the winter season has been quite harsh for many people, with extremely uncharacteristic temperatures and no snowstorms causing problems with people’s perception of winter. People are facing challenges such as no enjoyment with snow and not that true “winter” feeling and if you ski or snowboard you know that fake snow is nothing like the real deal.

Despite these challenges, many people are finding ways to make the best of their winter. Many are engaging in indoor activities such as cooking, baking, reading, and watching movies to stay warm and entertained. Some are also taking advantage of the winter weather to participate in outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating.

  I know me personally I’ve had my troubles through winter. I got injured while skiing and I’m now banned from doing a lot of activities until I am cleared for my concussion. At first, I was really down about not being able to do anything but I realized that you can do a lot from just your house during winter. Even if you have to put on a hundred layers just to go outside it’s worth it to get that mental relaxation. Just going outside really helps release the tension from school and from your personal life. Even if you don’t want to go outside just taking a step away from your everyday life really helps calm you and lets a calmer head prevail. 

To get through the rest of the winter, here are some tips that can help:

  1. Stay warm: Make sure to dress in layers, wear warm gloves and hats, and invest in good quality winter boots to keep your feet warm and dry. Keep your home warm by making use of heating blankets and space heaters.
  2. Stay active: Winter can be a great time to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Go for walks, take part in winter sports, or simply engage in indoor physical activities to stay fit.
  3. Stay connected: The winter can be a lonely time for many people, especially for those who live alone. Stay connected with friends and family through regular phone calls, video chats, and online meetings to stay connected and boost your mood.
  4. Stay positive: Winter can be a long and difficult season, but it’s important to focus on the positive things in life. Engage in activities that bring you joy and make you happy, and try to maintain a positive outlook.

In conclusion, despite the challenges that winter brings, there are many ways to make the most of it. By staying warm, active, connected, prepared, and positive, people can get through the rest of the winter and come out the other side feeling refreshed and ready for spring. I know I’m ready to finally get out of the slump I’ve been in.