"When you wake up early
in the morning
Feeling sad like so many of us do
Hum along a song
Forget whats going on
And surely something's
gotta come to you
And you gotta say it's alright
Yeah it's alright
It's alright, to have a good time
Cause it's alright"- Huey Lewis and the News
Just like the song says... when you are waking up early for class or wherever you are going today, and it's freezing cold, and you are putting on all of your layers, turn your speakers up really loud and listen to this song. It is such a feel-good song and will instantly put a little groove into your day.
Put on your running shoes, spandex, and fleece and get outside and go for a run. I know, it sounds like exposing yourself to the cold will make you even more crazed for warmer weather, but getting out and breathing fresh air is sure to lift your mood...plus, you will be getting in shape for bikini weather! To quote Legally Blonde, "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy."
It's 5 o'clock somewhere, isn't that how the saying goes? Get together with friends and mix fruity cocktails. Think daquiris, margaritas, bahama breezes, pina coladas, etc. If you aren't 21, just don't enjoy alcohol, or are the driver for the night, no worries.. here is a great recipe for a mocktail (non-alcoholic cocktail):
Sunny Citrus Cooler:
- 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
- 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
- 3/4 cup lemonade concentrate
- 6 cups ginger ale, chilled
- Orange slices
As you are winding down from you cheer-ed up day, add a little Bob Marley to your iTunes and give your speakers one more go before you head off dreamland. Three Little Birds- Bob Marley.
I hope this helps you cure the winter blues!
Have a fabulous day!