The holidays are over, the New Year has come and gone, and the toasty warm temps of summer are yet to come.
So, what is the best way to beat your winter blues? Shopping – of course!
We’ve compiled excellent advice and shopping links from across the web to get you through the doldrums.
The Fashion Spot says: “Don’t wear all black.”
“…citrus colors like yellow, orange and green give off a vibe of happiness and elevate our spirits. Black, on the other hand, evokes strong emotions, but is also associated with intelligence and makes us appear central. Thus, adding a bright accessory to an all black outfit can really lighten your mood.”
We say: Add a pop of color with this Merona Gold Infinity Scarf from Target.com.
Men’s Fitness says: “Sweat it out.”
“Activities that make you feel accomplished or productive are helpful,” says Stephen Josephson, Ph.D., clinical associate professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. The effect of exercise on mood is well documented. Running, for example, has been scientifically proven to flood the brain with mood-boosting endorphins.”
We say: Start your workout with a pair of these retro 80’s style Brooks sneaks with Anwar Carrots signature bright orange look: anwarcarrots.net.
Homemakers.com says: “Light up your space.”
“Lamps on lamps: One of the most effective ways to beat the winter blues is good lighting. Lighten up with a stylish table and floor lamp. Just because sunlight is scarce doesn’t mean you can’t have a bright and cheery home each day.”
We say: Improve your mood and sleep routine with these highly rated products; MagicLight Bluetooth Smart LED Light Bulb - Smartphone Controlled Sunrise Wake Up Lights from Amazon.com and the 40W Equivalent Soft White A15 Sleep-Aid LED Light Bulb from homedepot.com by Lighting Science.
The Healthsite.com says: “Make moisture your daily companion.”
“Choose a really good moisturizer to keep the skin moisturized and soft. Pay special attention to the exposed parts (and the most affected areas) like your hands, nails, feet and lips. Keep them well moisturized at all times.”
We say: Soothe stressed skin with Bergamote Moisturizer from Le Labo at Barney’s.com. Enriched with vitamins E and A, aloe vera, coconut and olive oil to keep winter at bay.
BeatTheWinterBlues says: “Music for a better mood.”
“Music is a crowd-mover. It can help to make people understand, calm down, become energized, fall in love…You name it – there’s not much you can’t achieve with music, and when it comes to the winter blues, there’s nothing easier than letting the songs work their magic.”
We say: Take your tunes wherever you go with Creative D100 Wireless Speakers from amazon.com. Wirelessly stream music from any compatible stereo Bluetooth device such as your mobile phone, notebook or tablet and DJ your way to feeling upbeat.
EverydayHealth says: “Try something new.”
“Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers like neuroscientist Nathan Spreng, Ph.D., of Cornell University can map brain activity when we learn a new skill and have discovered that in the process of learning, our neurons become wired together. As our neurons send and receive information about the task at hand and become more efficient, it takes less effort for them to communicate to the next cell what is going on. Trying something new essentially rewires our brain. Take advantage of your days indoors to learn a new musical instrument (or maybe just a new piece of music), try your hand at a new card game, or maybe cook up something different for dinner.”
We say: Get cooking and try something new with these great new cookbooks like Green Smoothies for Life by JJ Smith from Barnesandnoble.com or Homemade Winter by Yvette Van Boven from ebay.com.
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