Last week I started experiencing some pretty textbook symptoms of the winter blues. After cheering myself up by buying not one but two new winter coats, I shared
Mental Health Tip #1: Retail Therapy.
The next day, I decided that watching Making a Murderer is doing nothing to help anyone’s Seasonal Affective Disorder, so that became
Mental Health Tip #2: Stop watching Making a Murderer.
Turns out, I was just getting started.
Mental Health Tip #3: Float.
Full disclosure: We tried this the first time Saturday. I didn’t care for it. The water felt cold and I got bored, but Rob liked it.
Mental Health Tip #4: Color.
My advice to a FB friend (Hi, Cinthia!) interested in getting started: Adult coloring books are awesome because it completely does not matter how it turns out. I had an art teacher when I was little who said “There’s no such thing as a mistake,” which is bullshit in real life and real art. But grownup coloring books? No one’s going to judge. Or even see it unless you Instagram it. You can go outside the lines, use the wrong color… it does not matter. And if you get a book you like, it’ll look cool no matter what you do.
Mental Health Tip #5: Sing Along.
I like showtunes, but that doesn’t mean you have to. I’ve been listening to Hamilton, Broadway’s hottest show. Find your jam.
Mental Health Tip #6: Walk in the Rain, or the Snow, and if possible, on a Beach with Dogs.
How do you stay sane during the dark months, friends?
Once again, a few extra words this Wordless Wednesday.
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