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Ways to Fight Cabin Fever

Here are some of our favorite ways to fight cabin fever. These tips will ease you through the last month of winter to come out feeling great for spring.

 

  • Do stretches and light exercises each day (turn the radio on & dance!)
  • Up your light bulb wattage to make dreary days brighter
  • Limit sugary foods
  • Don’t over sleep – keep sleep schedule normal
  • Supplement with Vitamin D (check with your doctor before taking supplements)
  • Up your Omega-3 fats (many nuts, seeds, wild salmon, kale, etc)
  • Brew a daily cup of tea (green tea for day/chamomile for evening)
  • Indulge in a couple bites of dark chocolate
  • Pack fruits in a bag for mid day pick-me-ups
  • Add the following foods into your diet to reduce anxiety and winter blues: bananas, strawberries (frozen is handy), blueberries (frozen works too), nuts (walnuts & cashews), seeds (pumpkin & chia), oranges, apple, pineapple, tomatoes, broccoli, pumpkin, spinach, sweet potatoes, peppers, beans, garlic (roasted or added in other recipes), oatmeal, grains (lentils & quinoa), lean proteins (turkey, chicken breasts, fish, lean cuts of beef & pork)
  • Dream about how you want your garden to look this summer
  • Begin making plant lists for replacements, nooks & crannies, and new projects.