1. Watch your sugars. It's especially important for those suffering seasonal depression or addiction to monitor their intakes. Switching to Splenda or other natural sugar-free sweeteners, especially in regard to holiday baking, will also save on calories.
2. Step-up the Omega-3’s. During the winter months you can still find fresh (or frozen) Salmon to get the amazing benefits. Additionally, The 3 Day Salmon Diet, where you'll enjoy Salon as your entree every meal, will radiate a glow from your skin after just 3 days.
3. Give back. Gather up last season's wardrobe to donate. Or volunteer at a soup kitchen. Psychologists agree that there is a parallel between a sense of purpose and giving back.
4. Break a sweat. Don’t let icy weather be an excuse not to sweat. A jog in the cold weather will make sweating a more tolerable experience, and you'll surprise yourself with new levels of stamina.
5. Light therapy. LED lights such as Red Light Therapy (think: Christmas tree bulbs) have been used in salons for years. But don't pay $29 per session at salons, buy a box of $10 holiday lights on Amazon.
6. Bright colors. Bright colors can trick your brain into thinking that it's sunny outside, and brighten any low mood.
7. Get out under the sun. Midday light provides Vitamin D to help boost your limbic system, the emotional center of the brain. And there is something so healing about connecting with nature, despite the freezing snow.
8. Force yourself to meet new people. This is an obvious depression-buster. It's important to surround yourself with people, especially like-minded souls. Meet-up.com offers a variety of groups through which to meet and mingle. Who knows, you might just make new friends or meet 'The One.'
9. Challenge yourself with new hobbies. Meet-up groups are great outlets to meet others to start a project or a mission. But if you can't get out, try creating a new project at home. Declutter, organize a donations project, anything that keeps your mind busy and on task.
10. Aromatherapy. If you enjoy nice scents, stock up on candle and home fragrance deals for out of season scents to lift your mood and take your mind back to balmy summer days during the freezing months. Also, the scent of fresh balsam will leave you feeling renewed and rejuvenated. Additionally, the warm, cozy scents can be created with your own holiday baking.
Helena Roman, LRMT is an internationally acclaimed psychic medium, published author and lecturer. Helena currently resides in the suburbs of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. You can read more about Helena on her media website: PsychicHelena.com