5 Ways to Combat the Winter Blues

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Feeling a winter funk coming on? Here are my five top tips to warm your heart and soul and fend off those winter blues.

5 Ways To Combat Winter Blues

1. Catch some rays ☀️

Expose yourself to sunlight as early in the morning as you can. Try sleeping with the shades cracked open to let natural light in.

2. Move! 💪🏼 

Exercise is a great way to warm up your body, get circulation going, and balance your serotonin levels.

3. Kick your cravings to the curb 🍴

For a lot of people, wintertime increases the desire for sugary, high-carb foods, which will make you feel good for a little bit usually results in a crash. Try crowding out the junk food for enzyme-rich fresh fruits and satisfying winter veggies. 

Want to kick off the New Year right and create a healthier relationship with the food you eat? Join me in doing the Whole30!

4. Diffuse your favorite essential oils 💦

Diffusing essential oils is own of my favorite ways to shift my mood in a positive way!

Citruses and spices are my favorite essential oils this time of year! Orange, Grapefruit, and Bergamot are sweet and uplifting, and Cinnamon, Cassia, Cardamom, and Clove are spicy, warming, and motivating.

There are also some awesome signature dōTERRA essential oil blends that incorporate citruses and spices that are perfect for shaking yourself out of a winter funk:

Learn how you can get your hands on some of my favorite essential oils here, and don't forget to get your FREE essential oil guide!

5. Do something you love! 💖

Spending time fueling your passions or developing a favorite hobby or new skill is a great way to give yourself some love and find a spark when you need it!

WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU? I'd love to hear!

Share in the comments below. 😊 

Joe Struhs, INHC | Happy Healthy Joe | Certified Integrative Health Coach


I am a Certified Integrative Health Coach and essential oil educator based out of Los Angeles and Salt Lake City! As a Health Coach, I combine nutrition, positive psychology, and science-backed self-care for all-natural mood support. 

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