4 Tips on How to Cope with the Winter Blues
Fewer daylight hours this time of year can have significant effects on our bodies and overall health. You may feel less energetic, wake up feeling tired, moody for no reason (well there are enough reasons at this time but that's a whole other beast) or all of the above.
Here are some tips that may brighten up your day quite literally:
1. Schedule sunshine into your day
Going outside for just 20 minutes to absorb vitamin D every day can do wonders. It has been associated with improving your mood and sleep, enhancing morale, less fatigue, and a higher level of alertness and productivity.
2. Let the sunshine in
Open your curtains and blinds immediately after waking up. Welcoming the sunshine into your room will help you start your day feeling more awake and energized.
3. Wake up and go to sleep at the same time everyday
Maintaining a regular sleep pattern everyday helps you get enough sleep and a higher quality of sleep, as well get your hormones in balance.
4. Swap out simple sugars for superfoods
Incorporate nutrient dense superfoods in your diet to fuel your body with vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals for sustained energy levels.
When you're craving sweets without the sugar crash try Rockin' Wellness Chocolate Cacao Superfood Shake Mix:
It contains raw cacao, the ultimate mood boosting superfood. It can stimulate the release of endorphins, the "feel good" hormone and also contains serotonin and tryptophan.
When you need a caffeine fix without feeling jittery, try Rockin' Wellness Vanilla Mocha Swirl Superfood Shake Mix:
It contains maca root, which can improve your mental well-being and mood by reducing depression and anxiety, especially due to hormonal fluctuations or imbalances.