How to combat the winter blues in New York.
I don’t know about you, but I am from Florida originally. This means that every winter, I turn into a joyless hobbit that only wears one outfit (a thermal spandex shell that I call the “Mila Kunis” in an outdated Black Swan reference). I basically hibernate in my room and bitch my friends out for no reason all season until the first daffodils push through the snow. Yes, I am affected by the winter blues. If you are too, here are a few ways to fight back:
Leave- I know this may sound sarcastic, but I really mean it. Getting out of the city, even if it’s just for a quick jaunt upstate will do wonders for your mood. During the winter (especially if it’s snowing) the city can feel like a sludgy, gray, piss filled prison. Upstate, the snow is still white, and you can go skiing.
Stay Active- I know we all like to use the snow as an excuse to skip the gym, but exercise releases endorphins, endorphins make you happy, and happy people don’t kill their husbands. They just don’t.
Eat Healthy- Staying indoors and ordering Seamless may seem like the perfect way to ride out the winter, but what if you tried a more productive approach? Use this time to learn to cook healthy foods, you fat cow.
Get Sunlight- I don’t care if you haven’t showered in days and it is so cold out that your nipples punctured your down jacket, if there is a sunny, beautiful day during the winter months, go the fuck outside.
Get Drunk- When all else fails, it’s a lot easier to be happy when you are shitfaced. Most liquor stores deliver nowadays, so if you have the means to stay buzzed through the cold months, you might as well ride it out.[ via ] [ via ]