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A Melancholy Makeover

With Punxsutawney Phil predicting six more weeks of winter I just can’t seem to make the best of these cold days before spring finally overcomes those lions and lambs and comes full swing. I can’t wait for the day when it doesn’t get dark at 5pm and I can walk my dog til 7 or garden after work. So for the next four weeks I’ve decided to beat the SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and try a few new routines to get me moving:
  • Open the blinds before I go to bed. This way I will wake up to natural light and fight those vampire-ish tendencies to avoid the day.
  • Participate in laughter yoga once a day. Check out http://www.laughteryoga.org for daily laughter yoga videos. (This is way more fun that you might think – I’ve even become a certified joyologist!)
  • Say goodbye to chocolate and hello to sweet breads. Carbs can help increase levels of serotonin in your body and generally amplify your mental capacity – making you feel smarter and happier! [caption id="" align="alignright" width="238" caption="Spring Cleaning for an energy boost!"]Spring Cleaning for an energy boost![/caption]
  • No more napping. Naps are a good way to kill a snowy day but often leave you more lethargic than when you started. Skip your nap and start your spring cleaning early – the light exercise of simple cleaning will give you the energy boost you’ve been looking for.
Got any easy ways to beat the SAD? Let us know!

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