Shake Those Winter Blues with These Four Habits
It’s time to come out of hibernation. Warm weather means ditching the sweatpants and dusting off those cute floral dresses … and wondering where you put your sunglasses.
While you’re always willing to better yourself and get motivated, sometimes it’s helpful to have a little outside influence. Here are some science-backed tips on how to move in the right direction toward fully embracing this summer in little ways.
- Brighten Your Environment – Even artificial light can help if the “winter blues” are getting you down. Get a warm, ambient light next to your desk or sit next to a window to soak up all the sunlight you can.
- Plan a Vacation – Just the act alone of planning your next vacation can help improve overall mood and happiness. Give yourself something to look forward to besides just the warmth of the sun.
- Help Others – Giving back to others, in small or large ways, can help improve mental health and life satisfaction. Volunteer at a food bank or your local recreation center for a day and watch the change take place. (See what we did with Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund last year!)
- Put Good In, Get Good Out – Treat your body kindly and it will help you in turn. Eating foods that are high in sugar and carbohydrates can give you a temporary feelings of euphoria, but could ultimately increase feelings of anxiety and depression. Look for foods that are low in carbs, and high in protein, vitamins and antioxidants.
Our favorite tool? Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rinds are high in protein and low in carbs. Beat those “winter blues” with a bag of our Spicy Dill Pork Rinds today.