For those of us who live in cold or northern climates, dark and chilly winters can bring on the doldrums. We don't want to wear anything other than sweatpants, we gorge on comfort foods in front of the TV, or simply feel an overall sadness from the snowy weather, the lack of sunshine, and being cooped up indoors.
Fortunately, there are some quick, simple, and inexpensive things you can do to boost your spirits when it's cold outside. Here are some of my favorite things to do when I need an emotional lift. (Of course, if you suspect you have seasonal affective disorder or another kind of depression, please consult your health practitioner.)