5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

February 08, 2019

Winter in Rexburg is cold, snowy and just all-around gloomy. Getting a little down during this semester is completely normal, but why not try to combat those blues with these suggestions!

1. Exercise - Lace up those exercise shoes and get going! Doctors say that getting at least 20 minutes of vigorous activity four times a week has shown to reduce depressive moods. Luckily here at The Landing we have a gym onsite that is always open to our tenants! 

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2. Follow the Light - Even though it may be cold outside, sunlight is good for you. Go for a walk or sit next to a window to boost your mood. Here at The Landing our tenants are lucky enough to have extra large windows to get in as much light as possible!  So open up those window shades and bask in as much light as possible during the day!

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3. Eating Healthy - While grocery shopping, make sure you are getting enough fruits and veggies to boost your mood! A frozen pizza here and there is fine, but make sure you are getting plenty of healthy and organic foods in your system to make you feel happy. Our Landing tenants are lucky enough to have full size kitchens with enough counter space to prep food.  Then you can store all the nutritious goodness in one of the two fridges found in each apartment. 

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4. Turn on the Tunes - Whether it is in your room alone or with all your roommates, turn on some happy music! In a study done in 2013, researchers found that listening to upbeat music can significantly improve both your short and long-term mood.

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5. Serve Someone - We are lucky to attend a school like BYU-Idaho that is centered around the gospel and that encourages service.  You can join service projects on campus or just serve a roommate. Big or small, we all know that service has a huge impact on our mood.  Like it says in Mosiah 2:17 "And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."

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