“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another…” William James
Cold, snow, early darkness and too much time indoors always makes me SAD. 😐 Seasonal Affective Disorder hits me every year when the temps drop and weather turns sour. While 4-seasons are beautiful, I struggle to stay emotionally well as winter days drag on.
Three years ago instead of hibernating all winter and running on the treadmill, I opted to do something about my seasonal depression and set a goal to start running outside and even signed up for a winter race.
I still hate the cold, but even slipping around on snowy trails with other like-minded ‘sole-sisters’ really helps me cope. While I can’t change the weather, I can choose to do something about how I feel and exercise really helps. If you struggle during winter too, I invite you to move a little more as well. Set a goal, make some changes, take small baby-steps, but just move. I promise it helps. ✌️