When you hear the word “snow” do you think of these sweet, winter wonderland pictures? The ones all Christmas movies make feel so special.
Or do you envision something along the lines of being out in Siberia? Cold, windy and barren.
Well, here in South Dakota we tend to fall somewhere between those two visuals most winter.
We have days where the snow falls straight down and it’s like some scene straight out of Hallmark.
Many times though, it comes sideways with a mean wind behind it driving it into drifts that we get to enjoy all winter long.
But with many things in life we can either complain about it or find the good in it.
Now I know I’m an eternal optimist so this comes easier for me than some. But, when you’re struggling with any kind of negative attitude ask yourself a question.
Is this serving me or those I care about?
You’ll find most times, if you can get out of your own head, the answer is NO!
I don’t want to oversimplify it either. I can speak from experience how hard the winter blues and seasonal depression can hit a person. It’s not something to take lightly.
Here are few tips to help you if you’re living with a long winter too.
Talk to someone. Share what you’re feeling. Out is better than held in.
Spend some time with God in prayer. He tells us so many times in word to give all of our anxiety and troubles over to Him. Maybe you have to do it multiple times a day. Keep doing it!
Get outside – even if it’s cold! You don’t have to spend all day out there but get as much sun on your face as you can stand when it’s out. Get some fresh air in your lungs. As my hubby would say, “Go blow the stink off of ya!”
Alright, what are your tips for surviving and thriving in the “Snow Life”? Share in the comments below.