January 14, 2022

January 14, 2022: Winter Blues? 10 easy pick-me-ups our team is using

We're not letting the winter blues get us down

It's right about this time in January the joy of Christmas feels a little too far in the past and the hope of spring a little too far in the future. If this turns into a hard month for you, know you're not alone. But you don't have to accept being seasoned with depression for the next 6 weeks!

Here are 10 easy pick-me-ups
Go for a stupid walk for your stupid mental health 😉

Book your next vacation

Plan your next salary negotiation (basically planning for your future)

Pray or sit in quiet — even for just 60 seconds!

Blast a 'songs you can sing along' playlist and turn cooking dinner into karaoke

Text a friend who lives out of state and ask the highlight of her day (or surprise her with a voice message!)

Watch a favorite movie that gives you a *good* cry (our team is currently loving Encanto)

Indulge in a bath (or other at-home spa treatment)

Scroll through your Favorites album of photos on your phone

"Tidy up" a space that has been distracting you (spring cleaning doesn't need to wait for the snow to melt)

It's OK to get help
If you're really struggling, don't be afraid to talk to your doctor! Whether you could use a Vitamin D boost or are struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder (did you know SAD is more common in women?), your doctor can help!

Here are a few other top picks for the week...

READ: The one big thing missing from the Working Mom debate
There’s a lot of talk about working moms vs stay at home moms, but there’s one critical thing those conversations leave out altogether.

WATCH: Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
In honor of MLK Day on Monday, we invite you to dive into this book from a black feminist perspective. It's incredible how much of this book aligns with Catholic Social Teaching.

Get Inspired with Jen Fulwiler's Word of the Year
Starting your third week of the new year and feeling uninspired? Check out this Word of the Year generator from one of our favorite female comedians!

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