While the winter welcomes the cheery holiday season, this time of year can be difficult for some people. Whether it’s related to loss, depression surrounding the holiday or simply mood changes due to the cold and dark of winter, it can be easy to feel affected by this time of year. Here are some tips for coping with seasonal depression.
Combat those negative feelings by taking care of your health first and foremost. Go to the gym or take an exercise class, eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, get enough sleep and hydrate.
If possible, take a long weekend to a warmer destination or even to a nearby city. The change of scenery will provide a boost of energy and excitement to your usual routine.
Even if it’s a quick walk during your lunch break, taking a walk outside offers some much-needed vitamin D. For those dark mornings and nights, consider purchasing a light therapy lamp. There are many options available on Amazon.
Winter is inevitable, so embrace the season. Practice hygge, the Danish practice of feeling cozy and enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Put on your coziest pajamas, light a candle, make a cup of tea, bake a dessert. Do whatever makes you feel most at ease.
Consult with your doctor before making any health-related changes. Consider speaking to a therapist if your symptoms are severe.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
As one of the more traveled islands in the South Pacific with an increasingly gay-friendly community and culture of its own, Tahiti is an easy option for your next getaway. You may already know all about the island’s beauty and attractions, but there are a couple specific destinations worth a visit.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.