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50 Happiness Hacks That Will Banish the Winter Blues

Best Life Logo By Julia Malacoff of Best Life | Slide 1 of 51: The beginning of winter is filled with excitement: holiday parties, the first snowfall, and plenty of excuses to drink hot cocoa. But as the days get shorter and truly freezing weather sets in, even those who love the season can find themselves feeling, well, a bit down. About 20 percent of the U.S. population is affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (aka the winter blues) in some form, especially those who live in colder climates. While there’s no substitute for seeking the help of a mental health professional if you’re really hurting, those who are just feeling a tiny bit out of it can easily boost their moods with small, daily actions that are proven to make a difference.So before resigning yourself to feeling less-than-great all winter, find out how to pick yourself up and enjoy the best of what the colder months have to offer. And for more on how to defeat the winter blues, check out these 30 Ways to Stay Insanely Productive Through the Winter Blues. 

50 Happiness Hacks That Will Banish the Winter Blues

The beginning of winter is filled with excitement: holiday parties, the first snowfall, and plenty of excuses to drink hot cocoa. But as the days get shorter and truly freezing weather sets in, even those who love the season can find themselves feeling, well, a bit down.

About 20 percent of the U.S. population is affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (aka the winter blues) in some form, especially those who live in colder climates. While there’s no substitute for seeking the help of a mental health professional if you’re really hurting, those who are just feeling a tiny bit out of it can easily boost their moods with small, daily actions that are proven to make a difference.

So before resigning yourself to feeling less-than-great all winter, find out how to pick yourself up and enjoy the best of what the colder months have to offer. And for more on how to defeat the winter blues, check out these 30 Ways to Stay Insanely Productive Through the Winter Blues. 

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