Winter is tough for me. It’s gloomy and cold and I don’t get outside as much as I would like to. Growing up in South Florida makes you allergic to cold, I’m fairly certain. I know that my mood isn’t always the best during the winter. I try to do everything I can to prevent the sad moods from coming on, but some days, you just can’t fight it off.
This morning, I woke up, and I just couldn’t fight it off. It’s gloomy- for like the 35th day in a row, it’s cold, munchkin didn’t sleep well last night and I’m tired. I know taking a week off of exercise last week didn’t help. Running is pretty much the extent of my “outdoors time” in the winter.
What’s a girl to do? Take some extra vitamin D and hope for the best?
Nah! That’s why I have you! (of course, I’m still going to take the vitamin D) J
Here’s another pep talk to myself (I’ve needed a couple of those lately).
My mantra for the year: Keep being awesome! Is moping around the house all day awesome? NO. Then I need to stop. How do I help myself stop? Get my butt out of bed and exercise! It doesn’t matter that it is cold and you’re tired. Those feelings will change once you get outside and start moving. The bad mood melts away. The cold starts to feel refreshing. The sleepy feeling vanishes and is replaced with new energy. Note to self: Remind yourself of this when the alarm goes off.
Attack your day with enthusiasm. I’m a believer that you can decide what mood you are in for the day. You can decide that you are going to have a good day and nothing is going to stop you. Guess what? Nine times out of ten, you’ll have a good day. Or you can decide that today is a horrible day from the moment you wake up. That’s so easy to do on a Monday, right?
Me- I’m going to finish this cup of coffee, publish this post, and decide to have a good day. It’s hard not to smile when you have this to laugh at all day.