Natural Ways To Cope This Winter

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Mary’s message today is for  those of us now dealing with Winter. Shorter days mean less daylight.  We are more susceptible to depression.  Embrace the Sunshine if you can.  Scott and I make sure we get out on every sunny Winter day on the weekend and go for beautiful Winter walks.    We even open the car sunroof and just enjoy the feel of the sunny day.  Sometimes we will add Beach Boy music or summer themed songs and  sing along.  The Sun makes you feel alive again.  Walking not only keeps us healthy but mentally stable too.  We walk in any weather just dress appropriately for it. When you exercise your body releases endorphins which are a feel good hormone and helps keep you happy  in the Winter. If getting outside is impossible because of the cold or too much snow I have a portable day lamp for Seasonal Afftective  Disorder  which I pull out and we stand in front of for a short amount of time.  It helps elevate your mood naturally.  We put on good music or I  play an instrument while we stand there to help make time pass. We also  watch  only funny movies and sitcoms. A good belly roll heals everything. That has been documented over the years. Dramas do not put you in a higher vibration. Another thing we do is eat very healthy lots of veggies and fruits.  Stay away from junk food it is filled with preservatives, sugar, bad fats and GMO’s. I know from experience eating junk food does not elevate your mood. If you must have chocolate  look for a high  percentage cocoa find quality brand made from real ingredients  not chemicals.

And this is According To Mary!

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One thought on “Natural Ways To Cope This Winter

  1. All wonderful advice, snowbound is no reason to get ‘low-bound.’ In my studio are several lights (energy efficient bulbs). I find in the winter I tend to have them on in the afternoon for some ‘fake’ sun. It really does the heart glad
    AnnMarie 🙂

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