If you’re in agreement with the majority of students on campus, you are about done with this weather.
Here are some tips on how to avoid the Winter Blues!
- Music! My ride or die these days is an upbeat, happy playlist of music. The last thing I do before leaving for class is pop in my ear buds and start a happy playlist. It seems simple but can truly brighten your mood on your way to class.
- Be Social! This can cannot be more true. Get out of your room, make new friends, organize game nights with your hall mates and, forget about how cold it is outside. Being around happy people will in turn, make you just as happy
- Exercise! This one is important too. Get up and exercise. Whether it’s a ten minute run on the treadmill, or a short abdominal workout, it will be affective. Exercising release endorphins that will make you happier.
- Relax! it’s okay to slow down and relax every once in a while. Take time to treat your body right and get it refreshed and ready to go for the next day and the days ahead. My favorite way to do this is snuggle up in my bed and play music to focus my mind.
Beyond these tips, there’s the obvious, drink orange juice, take vitamins, and call a loved one every once in a while to check in on how things are going at home.
I hope this helps those of you struggling with the winter blues!!