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Combating Wintertime Blues

Winter is a time when people tend to feel blue. While it’s often not a clinical depression, the happiness that many of us know when the weather is great tends to slip away when the skies are gray and cloudy. Its cold outside, sometimes rainy or snowy and exercise may subside during the colder months. With all those agitators, who wouldn’t feel a little blue?!

Combat the blues by dressing to impress! You don’t need somewhere special to go in order to dress impressively … dress for yourself! When you’re feeling blue, skip dark and drab colors. Go for bright yellows, pinks, and reds to liven up your day. Put on clothes that fit you well and make you look your best. Somehow wearing bright yellow sweats won’t make you feel better. Pair a brightly colored top with your best fitting jeans or skirt, a cute pair of shoes, some flashy accessories, and you’re good to go. If you need a little attention once you’re dressed to impress, take a trip to your local mall and watch heads turn as you go by. That will definitely put a smile on your face and warm your heart. While you’re there, buy yourself something cute! A little retail therapy goes a long way.

For dinner, cook up your favorite meal or go to your favorite restaurant. They say that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? Well, if that’s true then you should be able to brighten up your day (or someone else’s day, for that matter) with a great meal! Just avoid turning to a pint of ice cream. It really won’t make you feel better. On the converse, it will probably make you feel sick! But I’ve digressed.

Finally, call a close friend or family member who you haven’t touched base with for a while. Bridging the gap in time since you last spoke is sure to warm your heart and make you feel good. Good friends and close family members are great for making you forget your problems. And to me, feeling blue is a big problem! Even if it is only temporary.

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