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    Posted January 3, 2014 by
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    Wintry weather 2014

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    Winter Weather has Impact on New Year Excitement


    Just as the new year rolled in with vision boards, resolutions and a synergy of excitement across the United States, so did the bitter cold and snowy roads. Many across the nation were filled with excitement to make the year 2014 a year of change, that was until Mr. Winter grabbed a hold of weather and began to make a name for himself from state to state.

    Blistery cold winds with wind chills in the negative for many, snow piling up and dangerous road conditions continue to make headlines, with no projected end in sight.
    Many are left feeling the winter blues in spite of making serious resolutions for a great start to the new year. Instead of heading to the gym as many proclaimed, and diets being stopped before they are even started some are sofa bound, comfort food in tow.
    Winter blues are real and the winter weather has a direct impact on emotions. It is important to find things to do indoors that are mood enhancers. Learning to make the best of the weather is crucial.

    There are many things you can do to combat the hum drum feelings associated with the winter weather. If you cannot make it to the gym because of road conditions; try turning on some music and dancing. Include family members or have at it by yourself. Singing and dancing are certainly ways to combat the winter blues.

    Look at winter differently. Winter in many states is a season of cold, snow and little sunshine. Use winter to finish a project you're too busy for in the spring in summer. Write a book or update a journal, call family members and loved ones you don't talk with often. Read a book, catch up on the movies you've missed. Whatever you do, do something. Don't let the winter blues catch you.

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