Blow off the winter blues because spring is just around the corner!
It’s been a long slog of a winter, but sunnier days are on their way! The days are getting longer, the birds are chirping in the trees and the flowers are starting to poke up through the ground. Spring can help lift a blue mood but if you’re struggling to leave the winter woes behind and find your groove, fear not. We’re here to share 8 ways you can increase your motivation and happiness levels!
1. “I’M GRATEFUL FOR…’
Think about all the things you’re grateful for. It could be a pet you love, a special friend, or the new job you’ve landed. Think about all the reasons why you feel so lucky to have them in your life and cherish those feelings.
2. GET ORGANISED
Spring-clean yourself! Sort out your to-do lists and complete any unfinished tasks. Tidy up your bedroom and declutter your space. Getting everything in order makes you feel refreshed and ready to face anything. 😎
3. GO OUTDOORS
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: going out for a brisk walk is a brilliant way to shake off the gloom. Walking in the great outdoors is nature’s own medicine for a happy mind and a happy body. Plus, it’s free!
4. SHARE YOUR SUCCESSES
Finally reached a fitness goal? Passed a test with flying colours? Don’t be shy in sharing your achievements! Getting positive encouragement and praise from others can help boost your motivation and keep you working towards your goals.
5. TRY SOMETHING NEW
Get adventurous! Trying something new is a good way to take a break from the norm and shake things up a little. Treat your tastebuds to a new food or try a sport you’ve never played before. Variety is the spice of life!
We all need to take better care of our mental health and that starts with self-care. However busy you are, it’s important to make time for your own mental wellbeing. Take a long bath, jump on your favourite game or chill out with a podcast or music.
7. SORT YOUR SLEEP
Winter can sometimes muck up our sleep patterns. If you’re struggling to drift off at night and spend hours staring at a screen, then it’s definitely time to sort your sleep. When you feel more rested you feel more alert and upbeat. Try screen-free time before bed and read a book or relax with music to help you snooze. Get more advice on how to improve your sleep here.
8. PLAN SOMETHING FUN
It’s always good to have something to look forward to, right? Get together with friends to arrange a trip, book a gig, or plan a night out and write the date on the calendar. Counting down the days helps to build the excitement!
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