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Indoor Activities For Seniors To Help Beat The Winter Blues

When winter hits, many of us tend to go into hibernation mode. It’s a natural instinct, since the shorter days and colder weather make being outside less than ideal sometimes. However, the urge to stay inside can lead to isolation and feelings of loneliness during the winter months. Thankfully, there are some easy things you can do to keep your spirits high throughout the season and keep the winter blues at bay.

Brighten Your Space

Vitamin D from the sun can really elevate your mood. Make a point to open your curtains and soak up as much daylight as you can. Get outside and go for a short walk if you can. If you still aren’t getting enough light, you might want to purchase a light therapy lamp, which simulates natural light and can give your mood a boost.

Keep in Touch

Cold winter days can lead to spending a significant amount of time indoors. Combat feelings of isolation or loneliness by taking the time to reach out to friends and family who may live far away. A free Skype or Google+ account lets anyone video chat using their computer or laptop, or if you have an iPhone, you can video chat via Facetime with others who have iPhones. Set up regular video chat dates with family or old friends during times of the day when convenient for your group. Not only does connecting with others benefit your overall well-being, it also gives you something to look forward to during seasonally darker days.

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