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Self Care Activities To Get You Out Of The Seasonal Blues

Self Care Activities To Get You Out Of The Seasonal Blues | A Girl, Obsessed

Every year, without fail, I struggle with a bit of seasonal affective disorder. It tends to start up once winter arrives and sticks around until March or April. This year, I’ve noticed quite a lot of other people are struggling with the seasonal blues as well. It seems we all had so much fun during the holidays that now there is a lull ever since January arrived. To try to help everyone, I thought I’d share some of my favorite self care activities that always help pull me out of a funk and infuse my life with some much needed energy.

Self Care Activities To Get You Out Of The Seasonal Blues

  • Get up early to enjoy more daylight (I used to be a night owl and stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning, but that sleep schedule definitely did not work for me)
  • Journal whenever you’re feeling anxious or depressed
  • Buy yourself fresh flowers to decorate your home with
  • Spend some quiet time meditating, praying, and/or studying the Bible
  • Allow yourself to indulge in a nap when you really need it
  • Watch something hilarious (I’ve been loving Vine compilation videos on Youtube lately, as well as binge-watching episodes of Bob’s Burgers on Netflix)
  • Have a good heart-to-heart with a loved one or close friend
  • Clean/organize anything and everything
  • Remember what you’re truly grateful for by keeping a gratitude journal
  • Make your before-bed routine a true treat, full of pampering and relaxing
  • If you have a pet like a dog or cat, spend some time giving them snuggles and playing with them
  • Decorate your home and office with things that bring you joy – photos of family members and friends, your favorite artwork, motivational quotes, pictures of your pets, etc.
  • Indulge in something luxurious each day, whether it’s something fancy like a massage at a spa or just something simple like enjoying a good book before bed
  • Learn to let go of perfectionism and be okay with just doing your best, even if it isn’t what you consider “perfect”
  • Exercise – even if it’s something light like some housework or a leisurely walk around your neighborhood
  • Take a long, luxurious bath using your best products
  • Start practicing a hobby that makes you happy (planning is one of my favorites – decorating my planner every Sunday for the coming week is so therapeutic and relaxing)

Are you struggling with the seasonal blues this year?

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2 Comments

  • Chelsee Dagger

    Some good tips in there! I will start adding some in to my day to day routine 🙂

    March 5, 2018 at 11:46 am Reply
  • Natalie Redman

    Great post! Definitely want to take advantage of the lighter early mornings for sure!

    April 12, 2018 at 6:09 am Reply
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