It’s just after the holidays and winter is in full swing. Your Christmas spirit has worn off and you’re already sick of the cold weather. Some people look forward to this time of year, but for many, this season can be difficult. That’s why we put together a list of tips for dealing with seasonal sadness. In this guide, we will go over symptoms, as well as tips for when you’re feeling down. It’s important to stay busy during these cold couple of months, keeping your mind and body active. Winter can be boring, but we’re going to get through it together!

What Seasonal Sadness May Look Like

The first step in dealing with seasonal sadness is recognizing the feelings that come with it. There are several sensations that can come with the wintertime blues. These include:

  • Loss of interest
  • Changes in appetite (eating more or less than normal)
  • Oversleeping
  • Low energy
  • Feeling down

Remember: YOU AREN’T ALONE!!! These things make sense, as your body is trying to make up for the boredom you’re feeling. Overeating, oversleeping, pacing, and loss of interest are all common reactions to this. Unfortunately, these reactions can lead to low energy and motivation. That’s why we gotta keep you busy!

***While we do have tips on dealing with seasonal sadness, we recommend seeking professional medical attention if you experience severe cases of these symptoms. ***

How to Keep Your Mind and Body Busy Through Winter

Keeping a Journal

It’s important to get your thoughts on paper when you’re feeling down. Instead of bottling up your emotions, express yourself through writing! Journaling is a great way to unwind and improve your overall mood.

Taking Up a New Hobby

Taking up a new hobby is an excellent way to keep your mind and body active. Painting and drawing are awesome hobbies because they embrace creativity. Cooking is a great one because it provides instant gratification. You feel accomplished by the end! Another hobby to consider is yoga, which is amazing for your body and can help you clear your mind.


Exercising is the best way to blow off some steam and increase your energy. You don’t need a gym membership to exercise, and you don’t need to be a body builder to get a good workout in. Start with a few 15 or 20-minute sessions a week. Invite a friend and keep each other motivated. Keep it light and fun!

Make Plans with Friends

It’s easy to get into hibernation mode when it gets cold outside, but staying connected with your friends is a must. Instead of watching a movie by yourself, invite a friend over for a movie marathon! Instead of ordering takeout, cook a feast with your best buds! Hanging out with friends will give you a boost of energy and definitely make you smile.

Cleansing Your Home

Cleansing your home with incense and sage can help you relax and clear your mind. Light it up and kiss that negative energy goodbye!

Try some of these techniques and remember that winter will be over soon enough. Interested in learning about ways to deal with stress? Read 3 Ways to Unwind When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed. Make sure to check out our site for any holistic needs and to follow our blog for more health and wellness tips!