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5 Ways to beat the seasonal blues

Chrissy Callahan is the Contributing Beauty Editor for SheKnows and helps manage the Beauty & Love sites' content. Before joining SheKnows, Chrissy freelanced for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Wee...

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Missing the sunny summer? You're not alone! Find out how to get through the next few cold months.

Beat the seasonal blues

Break a sweat

Sometimes all you need to get out of your seasonal funk is a good workout. Exercising always helps you feel more alive and awake, and it can definitely help improve your mood. Plus, working out during the cold months is a great way to get you thinking about that beach bod you've always wanted, and this can be a huge source of inspiration.

get away

Taking a vacation to a tropical locale can boost your mood for the time you're there, and also for the whole period of time leading up to the vacation. Think about it: How excited do you get every time you plan a vacation? Having something warm and sunny to look forward to can help get you through the cold spells that are sure to come.

embrace the cold

Yeah yeah, we know, embracing anything that makes you frigid isn't that easy. But like it or not, you're stuck with the cold weather for the next few months, and it's better to embrace the situation than complain about it, right? Right. Try to appreciate the fun things you can do in the cold – ice skating, sledding, etc. – and you'll be on the track towards beating those seasonal blues.

keep an inspiration calendar

Sometimes, the cold months seem to drag on forever and it can be hard to get out of a funk. Try keeping an inspirational calendar filled with all the fun things you want to do when the warm weather comes back. Keep it somewhere you'll see it every day, and you'll be forced to remember all the good things to come.

go shopping

Ok, so this one might sound funny, but it always helps us. In the dead of winter, when your fingers are freezing and you feel like an icicle could grow off your face, go to the mall and peruse the bathing suits and short shorts. It might sound odd, but doing so will help inspire you to get through the next few months and will get you excited for the summer!

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