The holiday decorations are down, the presents are put away and friends and family are back in their own homes settling in for the colder winter months. It’s not just you – the winter blues are a real thing.
If you’re looking for ways to beat the seasonal slump, Real Simple and The Huffington Post have a number of ideas. Tips include turning on the tunes, making your environment brighter, attending a networking event and exploring a passion.
Is the whole family feeling the effects? For young kids, the winter months can bring boredom and a lot of forced time indoors. Artful Parent has 89 ways you can keep your kids from bouncing off the walls with boredom this winter.
Sometimes, a winter getaway or day trip can be just what the doctor ordered. Virginia Tourism has a number of suggestions for different ways you can enjoy winter right here in Virginia – including wineries, resorts and spas. (There’s even a list of 12 Virginia hot chocolates to try!) Want to travel a little further? Search these state tourism sites for local shops, restaurants, hotels and adventures across the country.