How I’m Combating the Winter Blues

I’m pretty sure I live in Chicago, and not Greenland – but maybe I’m wrong? It’s almost the middle of April and we are having a pretty intense winter storm right now. It’s so bad, that the Cubs cancelled their Home Opener! What?! Needless to say, the Winter Blues are working overtime this year and I’m doing my best to combat them. Read below to see how, and if you’ve got any good tips, make sure to leave them in the comments!

Make the Best of It

I realize this makes me sound like a traitor, but honestly the best way to not feel miserable in any situation you can’t control is to realize it, and make the best of it. I’m trying to wear my comfy winter sweaters and cute boots (for what I hope is the last time until fall…), and just accept it.

While at the Same Time, Prepare for Spring!

One perk of it not feeling like Spring? You can totally put off Spring Cleaning. I am a list-maker, which is also a great way to procrastinate btw. Instead of actually doing any Spring Cleaning right now, I make a list of where I want to start, and go from there. This makes my mind think that Winter will eventually end, but also allows me to stay in my pj’s on the couch.

Plan Events for the Next Few Months

I personally always need something to look forward to. It helps me feel like my monotonous winter days will eventually break. I’ve now bought tickets to 3 concerts between now and Labor Day, have 2 vacations lined up, and a list of free Chicago activities I’m planning on going to. It helps me see the light at the end of this icy tunnel.

Pamper Yourself

Relax. Get a massage. Read a book. Go to the gym. Drink your water. Put on a face mask and grab a glass of wine. Since we just planned so many warm-weather activities, who knows when the next “Me Day” might happen? Enjoy being trapped indoors by spoiling yourself!

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