Are you with me? Last night I looked at my activity tracker at 10:00 p.m. and it read 3256 steps. I sighed. I did not leap up and walk in place. I did not chastise myself. I did not list the reasons for so few steps. I just sighed. I have a bad case of the doldrums. It’s actually difficult to remember the last surge of real energy I have felt. Some would call this the doldrums, some the winter blues. Either way, it just feels like marking time till things get magically better.
Well enough! Here are some tips to get you out of the doldrums
- See the light! Make your world brighter. Open the drapes, turn on the lights.
- Eat smarter
- Plan a vacation – or just an evening out
- Move it – get up – stretch – breathe!
- Volunteer; help others
- Get outside
- Get a light box
- Stay social
- Focus on the positive
- Treat yourself
- Use comfort rituals…crock pots, quilts, fires, candles
- Start a project
What is your favorite way to dump the doldrums?