3 Steps to Beating the Winter Blues

Winter gets a bad rep, and for good reason. It’s cold, it’s dark, and it can get a little depressing. Lots of people suffer from mild depression in the winter, and they blame it on not getting enough vitamin D, or not being able to hit up the beach, or other various reasons.

And I’m not going to sit here and say that they don’t have legitimate reasons for feeling that way, I think we’ve all been there. Heck, where I’m from winter starts in October and ends in April.

I know a little something about the winter blues, but there’s something I’ve come to realize over the past few years and that is: It doesn’t matter what season it is when you’re happy.

I’ve started to look at winter in a different light. Instead of “How can I make winter less miserable?” I’ve shifted my thinking to “What makes me happy from the inside out?” You might notice that it has nothing to do with winter.

That’s because I believe that if you can look within yourself and figure out what makes you happy on a deeper level than ‘a beach day’ or ‘wearing your favorite pair of cut-offs’, then you might not even notice when the temperature starts to dip.

You’ve probably heard that age old saying “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. Well, what about the cup?

The cup isn’t happy when it’s empty. Before you ever worry about pouring out of it, you need to worry about the cup first. Is the cup in any condition to ho