March is a tough month. It’s still chilly, dark, and damp. If you are anything like me, you’ll find that it’s difficult to get motivated in March – I’m generally lazy, tired, and ready for the summer. There are lots of things you can do to feel better though – here are my five favorites:
- Drink lots of water. Chapped lips. Headache. Dry mouth. These are all symptoms of dehydration that can be easily resolved by drinking enough water during the day. Not sure how much water to drink? Check out this link which offers the appropriate guidelines.
- Take your vitamins. Talk to your nutritionist or doctor before taking nutritional supplements, but if any are recommended for you, definitely take them. I take Krill Oil, B Complex, Vitamin D, and a Multivitamin, and find that I have so much more energy on the days I remember to take them.
- Take a walk. Get some natural vitamin D and a bit of exercise by taking a short or long walk through your neighborhood. Or, visit a nature preserve or state park and take more of a scenic hike. Walking is a great way to wake up, energize yourself, and feel great.
- Get a haircut or have your brows shaped. Both of these are small changes, but can make a major impact. I am always amazed at how different my entire face looks after I get my eyebrows shaped – even if they don’t look like they need it. If you have more time, consider getting some highlights to lighten up your hair for the spring and summer.
- Plan a trip. Nothing fixes my cabin fever more than planning a fun spring break getaway. If you can’t take a long trip, consider planning a local staycation, just for a brief change of scenery.
Original photo by Greg Riegler Photography on Flickr