(P.S. thank you for your kind and sweet comments, I'm striving to think positive)
As you know, Iowa doesn't get much sunshine during this time of year, so here are some simple things that I'm doing to avoid falling victim to the winter blues (SAD) .....
(sorry, I can't remember the source to give credit for these ideas)
Eat less bread
something to do with a spike in sugar? Easier said than done!
Walk around the house, walk up the stairs, walk outside ...even if it is 10 -15 minutes, idea is to keep moving. I will be out shoveling snow from my parents driveway, and all bundled up because it's cold!
Read a favorite book, but stay away from the fashion magazines....they will only make you feel self-conscious... what do you think about this, true or false?
Use your creativity, write a poem, cook up a favorite recipe ( I have a new recipe to share with you Asian pesto,which I promise I will post this week.)
Make a call
Call a friend and go out for a cup of coffee, or tea.
Socializing is very important.
Laughter is contagious so grab a favorite comedy or laugh away with this quote I found:
“Women have a passion for mathematics. They divide their age in half, double the price of their clothes, and always add at least five years to the age of their best friend.” — Marcel Achard
Notice I don't mention the phrase lose weight....there is no point, my brain would only sabotage any improvement I might already have if I even remotely come close to saying, "I am on a diet."
So how do you keep the winter blues away? Please feel free to add to the list.
(PS. in case you were wondering this is a revised post from last year)