Thursday, November 14, 2013
Fight Winter Blues With Outdoor Activities
The onset of winters brings a myriad of emotions in different people. Many of us take it as a natural progression of weather, but most of us inadvertently experience what is commonly known as 'winter blues'. The psychologists call this emotional upheaval as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). However, there's absolutely no reason for any of us who experience winter blues to panic. No, we don't need regular visits to the shrink. The problem can be simply termed as mind's refusal to adapt to the natural seasonal changes, and can easily be tackled with the help of some simple techniques.Perhaps, the best way to fight winter blues is to indulge in multiple outdoor activities. You just need a trigger to muster the courage to go out of the home and start with whatever interests you. If you've gathered the courage to get out of the bed and breathe fresh air, half the battle against winter blues is already won. The other half is won through outdoor activities, like camping, hiking, skiing, kayaking, boating, fishing, etc. The idea is to indulge in activities that divert the attention of the brain towards the benefits of winter rather than focusing on its drawbacks all the time.Just find the nearest place that offers one or more of the outdoor activities of your interest, and hit the road! You won't believe that mere idea of indulging in something of your liking could result in tremendous adrenaline rush.The experts may suggest you to stay indoors during winters and increase your knowledge by reading books, magazines, etc., or indulge in indoor activities, like art, craft, writing, etc. However, this is in fact, no solution to winter blues. The problem stems from the fact that you have to stay indoors during winters. And the solution can't be staying at home. Rather, you need motivation to get outside and indulge in some exciting outdoor activities.In this regard, you will find plenty of useful information by reading magazines, like Camping Life, Backpacker, Outdoor Life, Outside, Woods & Waters, Western Outdoors, etc. Of course, these magazines will cost you some dollars, but the information you get from these magazines is priceless, and will help you tackle winter blues effectively every year. For handsome discounts on the magazines promoting outdoor activities, you can also visit Internet and explore the sites that are both secure and trustworthy.