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Snowball Fights, Cooking Deliciously, Sending Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets – So Many Reasons To Be Cheerful After The Holidays!

The holidays are such a busy time, but there’s just a certain sparkle about it all, isn’t there? There’s joyful Christmas music in the background everywhere, the stores have glittery decorations and product displays, and the twinkle of Christmas lights instantly puts a smile on your face. It can be difficult to get back into the swing of things after the tree is all taken down and the presents are packed away –it’s no wonder why Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) hits big around this time.

Keep that holiday glow alive and your spirit warm by keeping yourself active during these cold winter months. We’re from Parker, Colorado, so we know all about cabin fever. Here’s a few tips that we embrace to keep ourselves upbeat after the holidays:

  • Get Outside! Ski or snowboard, and have a ski mountain close by? Grab a few of your friends and visit your local ski mountain as often as possible. Make a Snowman family with your own family, and enjoy hot cocoa inside after. Go ice skating at a local rink. Have a friendly snowball fight. Make snow angels, no matter what your age. Being outside in the cool air helps revive you and feel refreshed, and as long as you have a warm coat, hat, and gloves on, you’ll be having tons of fun!
  • Hone Your Cooking Skills. You’re cooped up inside most of the winter, so why not hone your healthy cooking skills while you’re at it? The popularity of The Food Network and recipe sites online has made it much easier (and more affordable!) to find healthy recipes that actually taste great, too. Taking the time to whip up a great, healthy meal not only helps you unwind after a stressful day, but gives you the satisfaction of having cooked a delicious dish for you and your family.
  • Get Those Feet Going! Many people vow to lose weight after the holidays, but there’s a whole other reason why indoor exercise is popular in the winter – it increases your endorphins, helping you feel happier (and well, lose those pesky five pounds, too!). Join a local gym and find an exercise routine you actually enjoy, like walking for a half hour at a brisk pace while catching up on your favorite magazine, biking briskly, running while relaxing to your favorite tunes, and more.
  • Plan Get-Togethers With Friends. Make time to plan at least one after-work outing with friends, whether it be going out to dinner or hitting the gym. Try to have a weekly date night with your husband or significant other, even if it’s making shrimp scampi together at home while the kids are out with friends. Having these regular “breaks” built in to your weekly schedule helps you have activities to continually look forward to.

  • Think About Love. Valentine’s Day is only a month away, and whether you have a significant other or not, it’s a day for you to show the people in your life how much you care about them. Sure, it’s best to do this year-round, but there’s nothing wrong with going a little above and beyond on this hearts and flowers themed holiday. Start thinking about the people you appreciate most, and take a look at our Valentine’s Day Gift Baskets to find the right gifts to make saying “I Care About You” so perfect. Gifting will make you feel good, too!

It’ll be another year before we see all those shiny-wrapped presents under the tree, but it is possible to keep that holiday mirth up all year round. Share with us some ideas for helping boost your mood during those frosty winter days!

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