How to get over the winter blues


Loads of people, me included, feel down after christmas. I think it is because everyone looks forward to christmas and then they feel deflated afterwards. There is actually a disorder associated with this called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. On the NHS website, it says that it affects 2 million in the UK alone. I don't think I have this but I definitely feel deflated in the months after christmas. For anyone else who feels like this me and my internet friend White Interiors decided to do a post on how to beat the winter blues. 

The main thing to do is to do things that makes you happy, whether that be listening to music, watching Youtube, go out with your friends, whatever you want! The best thing to cheer you up when you are sad is your favourite thing. When I am feeling down, I find a Spotify playlist with some feel good, empowering songs and listen to it non-stop! I love the Spice Girls or Beyonce to put me in a good mood. I also like talking to my friends or hanging out with them. 

I also suggest taking time out to look after yourself. You could pamper yourself and have a bath or you could have a nap. Anything to just remove yourself from any stressful situation that could make you feel even worse. 

If there is something really specific getting you down, I suggest writing down all of your thoughts, feelings and questions onto a piece of paper. This helps you to see what is happening instead of it being jumbled in your head. When it is on the paper, you can also rip it up to try to forget about everything. 

I think it is really important to remember that every single human has down days, even the happiest ones. You shouldn't beat yourself up about it because it is natural. To be able to love yourself, you have to patient with you and let your body and mind have what it needs. If you aren't feeling capable of doing something, like going out when you feel awful, it is perfectly okay to cancel and just have a pamper day. 

I hope that this post has given you some ideas! Make sure you go check out the post over at White Interiors as well! What do you do to cheer up?
Laura xx

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  1. The tips were so helpful! Thanks for sharing xx

  2. Great idea! I live in Australia and apparently we avoid SAD because our winter occurs during the middle of the year when our national football league has their competition (ie. the AFL season occurs) and this keeps people's spirits up. Not sure how true it is but it's an interesting idea!

  3. Hello! I love your blog so much; you have a really beautiful design! I really love this post, always love a bit of positive blogging! I have followed your blog because I think it’s so good!!! I would love it if you had a look at my blog; I’m a very passionate teenage blogger but I’m quite new and really need the support! Perhaps we could become friends? Thank you so much // Jeani xxx

  4. This post was so uplifting and reassuring, thank you!
    Grace xx

  5. Winter is my favourite time of the year, which is so different to all of my summer loving friends!

    Paige xo // The Joys of Being Paige

  6. I can relate to the seasonal down. Here in the united states, in the winter, the sun goes down early and I think that has a huge effect on me, but Crafting is my favorite thing to do!!! It always takes me back to my younger days when I had time to craft freely... ^_^


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