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How to Beat the Blues When You're Stuck Inside

By Genevieve Cunningham

In the winter, it seems like we spend a lot of time indoors. While this isn’t necessarily bad, it can definitely lead to serious bouts of boredom, and for many, even some serious cases of the blues. The winter is a tough season to endure. But what can we do? Whether it’s too cold, too hot, too rainy, or something else, being stuck inside is a common occurrence. To help you combat the blues that often come with extreme weather, take a look at these tips to keep in mind.

Find Something to Do

When it comes to feeling blue, there’s nothing worse than boredom. If you’re stuck inside, do whatever you can to stay busy as much as possible. Read a book, work on a project, get ahead on some work. And above all, avoid watching TV all day long. Your body and mind will crave some activity and movement, so give it to them. Keeping yourself busy will help you make it through the entrapment with your sanity still intact.

Work on a New Skill

Since you can’t really go anywhere or do much of anything when the weather is bad, and you’re really and truly stuck, why not take the opportunity to learn something new? What have you always wanted to learn? Maybe it’s an instrument, a language, drawing, painting, or yoga. Do it. Search for a quick tutorial online and use your time to do something productive. This will take a typically lazy and unproductive down time and turn it into a time to experience growth and success.


Unless your home is constantly spotless, there’s a good chance that it needs some reorganization. Since you’re stuck indoors anyway, why not do it now? Clean the closets, empty drawers, and refile those papers. This will keep you busy, improve your home, and make you feel clean, tidy, and quite productive by the time the weather allows you back outside.

It can definitely be tough to make it through when you’re stuck inside. But if you’re armed with a little knowledge, you can get yourself prepared and capable of thriving through this sedentary stage. Use these tips to give you a headstart, and you’ll feel better than ever before by the time the warmer weather comes back around.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Toledo, Ohio.

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