Nov 21st, 2019

How To Beat The Winter Blues At Work

As the weather gets colder, it’s hard for some of us to maintain a happy mindset. Timbercreek Communities has five suggestions for how to boost your mood at work this winter season and beat the winter blues.

Book Your Meetings In The Brightest Board Room Or Go To A Coffee Shop

Spending an entire day in the office with very little light can be tough -- especially when days are already short. To boost your mood, try to book your meetings in board rooms that have natural light. If that’s not an option, choose the brightest room. Another little hack would be to go to a nearby cafe. It’s probably brighter and it’s a change of scenery.

Invest in a sun lamp

Not getting enough sunlight can impact your health in negative ways. In winter, one of the best things you can do is invest in a sun lamp. They are known to boost your mood, focus and overall health. You can purchase them online and in places like Walmart. Another tip would be to use the light in the mornings to mimick the sun’s natural cycle.

Introduce plants to your desk

When in doubt, buy some plants. They seem to be the answer to everything! Not only are they visually appealing, but plants help to freshen up the air by releasing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide. It’s also been proven that seeing greenery reminds us of nature, therefore making us feel more calm and at peace. So what are you waiting for? Grab a few plants for your office!

Keep Your Desk Free Of Clutter And Add Pops Of Colour

If you want to beat the winter blues, declutter your desk and personalize your space. A neat space will make you feel calm, instead of a messy space which can make you feel very anxious. Put up pictures of friends, a travel calendar or beautiful landscape photography. Images of nature, much like a plant at your desk, can be very soothing and boost your overall happiness.

Warm Up With A Workout 

Another great way to boost your mood is to incorporate mini workouts into your daily routine. This could mean that instead of sending an email to your coworker, you walk over to their desk instead. Take the stairs as often as you can, and go for a walk on your lunch break. Set an alarm to do a few stretching exercises every 30 minutes, or take a quick walk to the washroom just to stretch your legs.

Winters can be long, dark and a bit depressing, but these hacks from Timbercreek are very helpful when it comes to beating the winter blues. To find your home with Timbercreek Communities, please visit our website.

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