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How to Keep Away the Winter Blues

How to Keep Away the Winter Blues

Winter can seem so long, dark, and cold and Bestlaminate is here to give you a few tips on how to keep away the winter blues. By acknowledging the fact that you are down and need to get out of this cold, you are on your way to Spring before the calendar even says so.

Here are some tips to get you back on track to feeling right again:

Exercise

Getting out of the house and off your couch is one of the simplest ways to tackle those winter blues. Join an exercise group, gym or a club. This will hold you accountable and even provide you with hours of socialization. Your new best friend might even turn out to be the person that encourages you to keep moving, and even begin the road to some major lifestyle changes. We all know that exercise is all about your lifestyle and making those changes one day at a time. With the advancement of technology, even video gaming consoles like the Wii are helping people to get up and get moving from the comfort of your home!

Traditional Home Gym by Birmingham Architects & Building Designers VanBrouck & Associates, Inc.

Traditional Home Gym by Birmingham Architects & Building Designers VanBrouck & Associates, Inc.

Cleaning

If you cannot stand the thought of stepping outside in the midst of February, this is a great time to dig into those cupboards or closets you have been dreading. By giving these areas a cleaning now, just think how much easier your annual spring cleaning projects will be. Not only will you have a great sense of accomplishment, but you will also get some much needed exercise. We all know how much better our bodies feel after we get moving AND have a clean closet to look at each day!

Traditional Kitchen by Encinitas Closet & Home Storage Designers Neat Method San Diego

Traditional Kitchen by Encinitas Closet & Home Storage Designers Neat Method San Diego

A New Hobby

How about a new 1000 piece puzzle? Or better yet, how about digging out that 1000 piece puzzle that you started a couple years ago and tossed into the closet? When you are on your cleaning spree, be sure to take note of any unfinished puzzles, unread books, or unfinished cross stitching projects you may have laying around. You probably took a few pictures over the holidays. Head on out to your local craft store and see what it will take to get all of those pictures organized into a scrapbook. Round up a few friends and scrap book together. You’ll be amazed at the fun you can have by finishing up these leftover projects!

Traditional Family Room by Dallas Media & Bloggers Sarah Greenman

Traditional Family Room by Dallas Media & Bloggers Sarah Greenman

DIY Projects

A great do-it-yourself project during the winter months is installing laminate flooring. A new floor in any room in your home will immediately lift your spirits and chase those winter blues away. While your tackling the flooring, you may want to update your counter tops. Kitchen and bathroom countertops can be tackled by the do-it-yourself project lover in a few days; depending on the size of your countertop. When your flooring and your countertops compliment each other, your room will appear larger and much more appealing to the eye.

Quick-Step Malted Tawney Oak in Colorado Kitchen

Quick-Step Malted Tawney Oak in Colorado Kitchen

When your mind is busy and you don’t have time to think about the long, dark days of winter, those winter blues won’t have time to take hold of you. By exercising, cleaning, taking up a hobby, and tackling some of those do-it-yourself projects, you will stay busy and happy until the spring months finally arrive.

*This post was updated from 2011 to give you a better reading experience and better tips on how to keep the winter blues away this season!

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