January has been a frigid, dreamlike, winter wonderland in Canada. Three weeks ago, Toronto even shut down for almost two days after being dumped over 30 cm of snowfall overnight. Sometimes, the colder weather and shorter days cause people to feel a bit fatigued or moody, but you are not alone.
It’s important to tackle the winter blues head-on so it doesn’t turn into a more severe type of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). So, how can we beat the winter blues?
The best solution is to get outside daily (even if it’s only for a few minutes) and to pick up a hobby that isn’t seasonal (like reading, photography, yoga, dancing, or learning a musical instrument). Another effective solution is to add some inspiration to your daily routine by reading inspiring quotes.
The beauty of reading quotes is that they are concise sentences that express wisdom and awaken motivation, inspiration, and happiness. Inspiration may sometimes be overlooked because of its elusive nature, but exposing yourself to inspirational words can give us that much-needed boost.
This is exactly why my next book release is going to be a quotebook. Stay tuned for more details.