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Brush Off Those Winter Blues

When will this winter give us a break? The good news, spring will come. The not so good news, it may be a while yet. 

 

Winter River in Kawartha Lakes. Elliot Falls, Zone 4 gardening.

As gardeners and nature lovers dream of more glorious days, here are some suggestions to brush off those winter blues. 

1. Nurture Your Spirit - aka: Self-Care

Incorporate moments that Up your happiness factor. Curl up to watch a great show, take a long bath or plan a delicious meal with family. This is also a great time to geek-out over your indoor seedlings selections. 

Check out this amazing value pack of Heirloom Veggie seeds: 

 Oh Canada Seeds - Veggie Multi-Pack! 

zone 4, cottage country gardening, seed planning

2. Bring the Outdoors In

Nature can have a significant impact on our mood. Replicating natural environments in our homes can be extremely important in the winter months.

The presence of flowers and plants raise our spirits and reduce agitation, anxiety and depression. Check out our fresh Market Bloom Subscription or Tropical Surprise Parcel to build your indoor oasis. 

market bloom subscription

3. Plants and People Need Ample Daylight

Open up those curtains or consider purchasing some lights that simulate natural light. Don’t forget to do the same for your indoor gardens and invest in some grow lights. Your plants and mood with thank you.

sun shinning through forest

4. Embrace the Weather

Bundle up and get outside. You’ll want to wait a minute to Jump in the Lake, but there are plenty of winter activities to enjoy in the meantime. The benefits? Exercise helps to keep mild to moderate depression at bay and can be as effective as anti-depression medications.

Check out this excellent list of thing to do in the region.

taking a photo of lake on winter day

5. Seek Out Mental Health Supports

If you worry that your emotional health may be suffering, talk to your doctor. Ask about mental health resources in your community and discuss Vitamin D supplements as an option. Alternatively, focus your energy on getting over that hump through the power of self-help. 

There are heaps of self-help options available. For a traditional approach check out No Worries: A Guided Journal to Help Calm Anxiety, Relieve Stress, and Practice Positive Thinking Each Day.

Or for a no-nonsense reality-check, go for New York Times Best Seller: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. This is a must read for anyone who is trying to prioritize well-being. 

Katherine May's book, Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times, helps us to lean in and accept the benefits of the season.

Hopefully some of these suggestions are of use to starve off the winter blues as we dream of warmer days! 

Share you personal tips for getting through the long winter months. 

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