Are you feeling sad and moody recently? Barely want to get anything done and just want to stay in bed all day? If you live in Canada like me, you might have been a victim of what we call “Winter Blue”. To entrepreneurs and go-getters like us, it could become a huge problem. We always have big shoes to fill and hectic schedules that will not give us a chance to break. So, how can we become more productive and fight off this winter blue?
I have just what you need!
Tip #1: Up Your Vitamin K2 and D3
We often learn about vitamin D as an important factor to maintain good bones and teeth. Did you know that the lack of vitamin D is also responsible for your winter sadness? We usually receive our vitamin D by exposing our bare skin to the ultraviolet light from the sun. However, if you live in North America like me, it is very hard to get any sun exposure during the winter. Even when you do, vitamin D needs to be taken with Vitamin K in order to maximize its benefits so don’t take it alone. Vitamin K2 and D3 while being taken together will also help you boost up your immune system and protect you from the flu & cold season.
My favorite methods to take Vitamin K2 and D3 are taking them together and from an isotonic source because it is much easier for my body to absorb. Keep in mind that all supplements are created equally and provide the same results so if you can, look for supplements that are isotonic (having the same pressure as your body fluids) so you can have maximum results and not just putting tablets in your body and throwing your money out of the window.
Here is what I am currently using:
Isotonix Vitamin K2 & D3
Tip #2: Eat Smart!
When feeling winter blue, it is almost natural for us to go and grab fatty food and sweet treats. However, these only give you a temporary satisfaction. They actually do more harm to your body and make you feel more stressed and anxious later on. I am not even talking about feeling bloated and tired after taking these bad food.
So, what do we eat when we want to fight our blue? Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet is the way to go. Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber and antioxidants. They not only help your skin and are good for your body, they also do wonders for your mood.
Tip #3: Get Outta Here!
Yes! It’s time for a vacation! I know it sounds silly because not everyone can afford to go on a vacation to somewhere warm and full of sunshine all the time. If you are one of those who can, you should go for it! I like to use this site to see if there are any deals going on with flights and travel packages. Some of the stores like Hotwire, Expedia & Agoda actually pays you cashback on certain bookings.
Sometimes, a change of scenery is much needed for us to reflect and rethink our life and our directions. If you can’t take a long vacation to another country, take a road trip! Go somewhere you haven’t been for a while!
Tip #4: Do Something Fun That Doesn’t Cost You A Lot!
Do you know what I used to do when I got my winter blue? I shopped! Now I know we can all agree that retail therapy can totally make us feel amazing. The bills we have to pay afterward can put us right back to our winter blue. What I suggest you to do is to check out some new activities you haven’t tried in your life. When was the last time you treat yourself to a spa or massage session? How about getting a blow-out with some champagne with your girls? Have you ever tried out a helicopter tour or hot yoga?
Whatever you find, get out with your friends and try these new and exciting activities. Don’t stay at home and keep it to yourself. Did I also mention that you can do all of these suggestions above for pretty much half price at most services if you check GROUPON out? You can also earn 2% cashback on top of your purchase at GROUPON if you CLICK HERE!
Tip #5: Surround Yourself With The Fun & Positive Friends
A lot of the time, you are not suffering the case of winter blue as you think you do. It’s the people around you that are draining your energy out. Get out of that circle of friends, family, co-workers or whoever it is that is pulling you down. If you are my close friend, you know I am the type that will not tolerate that kind of energy.
I always choose to surround myself with the people who will lift me up, who will bring out the best in me. We have fun, we laugh & we cry. But one thing that we don’t do is allowing ourselves to dwell on the sadness and procrastination. Whenever I feel lack of energy, I call them. We hang out. We exchange ideas and we talk about our wonderful future and remind one another of how much more we can achieve in life. Seriously, who could be sad and feel sorrow when there are always friends who love and care for you and want to see you succeed?