Has the winter weather got you feeling those tired, old winter blues? Join the club! When the days are short and sun never seems to shine, winter can be a drag. It doesn’t have to be though! Try some of these quick pick-me up tricks to add a boost of energy and a smile to your face.
Shop! Get a bright teal camisole to wear under a cozy wool cardigan, or a bejeweled hair pin to add some sparkly to your locks. Let’s face it, shopping may be the greatest therapy of all time!
Make your pucker pop with a bright shade of lipgloss in ruby red, flirty fuchsia or peony pink. Grab a girlfriend and hit the mall for a play date at your favorite make-up counter! This is serious fun.
Instead of talking it out, sniff it out! Try aromatherapy; find a scent that makes your brain start buzzing and mouth start smiling. Aromatherapy has been shown to have a positive effect on ones’ mood. Purchase a vial of it and toss it in your purse for whenever you’re feeling down.
Buy a potted vegetable plant like a tomato or cucumber vine and watch it grow. Visit your local floral shop and select a big bunch of colorful flowers and greens. Go all out with your selection. Spend an hour at home creating a beautiful arrangement for your favorite vase. Having some greenery in the house will remind you of the warm season ahead.
Pay a trip to the hair salon and warm up your strands with gentle highlights that will make your complexion glow. Treat yourself to a manicure while your at it. Go all out and get the pedicure too.
Make a healthy soup packed with vitamins C, A and magnesium, like a fresh spinach soup with garlic and pepper or hit the grocery store and purchase a variety of beans and lentils for a delicious fiber filled meal. Preparing and eating soup always does a soul good. And it will give you an energy boost.
Sniff some peppermint scented oils, sip some peppermint hot chocolate, or pop one in your mouth. The mint is known for sparking the mind.
Surprise a friend by showing up with their favorite treat. Making someone else unexpectedly happy will make you happy as well. My girlfriend recently surprised me with a beautiful knit shrug, made by her! Both of us were elated by her warm unexpected gift!.
If you have snow, play in it. If not, at least go for a walk outside, the fresh air will invigorate you. Take your dog for a winter trek, they will love you for it!
Spend a couple of hours browsing the shelves at your local bookstore. Enjoy a mug of java while your there. This is one of my favorite pick-me-ups!
Watch a feel-good movie. Break out a classic romance or a favorite childhood disney movie – something that will make you laugh and be merry.
Treat yourself to a massage, nothing feels better than being pampered for a day. Make an appointment at Body and Soul Wellness Spa and get a Thai Massage for a truly unique and rejuvenating experience.
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