This time of year can be kind of gloomy. If the sun isn’t shining outside, bring sunshine in to help you feel happier and beat the winter blues.
In my part of the country we sometimes have an inversion which means thick fog and almost no sunshine for days. It feels dreary and people often feel depressed. I love where I live and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, so I needed to find a way to bring the sunshine in to my home on the days when it’s gloomy outside.
4 Ways to Bring the Sunshine In on Gloomy Days:
- A bright, colorful bowl of fruit brings the sunshine into your kitchen – Not only do the colorful fruit and vegetables visually brighten up your kitchen, they are full of anti-oxidants and, according to European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating fresh fruit and vegetables may actually help fight the symptoms of depression.
- Fresh cut flowers brighten up your home – Whether you get the flowers from a store or pick them in your yard, fresh flowers look beautiful and smell good.
- Artificial flowers in a pretty vase brighten up the home – When fresh cut flowers aren’t an option, and artificial flower arrangement in a pretty vase help to brighten up the room. The benefit of artificial flowers are that they last longer so they don’t have to be replaced as often and they are more frugal. I love this vase my father gave me the year before he passed away. Seeing it reminds me of him.
- Essential Oils have an uplifting effect on your home and the people in it – On gloomy days, I really like to put uplifting essential oil in my diffuser. There are many essential oils that can uplift your mood and give you the feeling of well being that is so needed on those days when it’s gloomy outside. I love to use Sweet Orange, Lemon, Tangerine, Grapefruit, and synergy essential oils blends like Eden’s Garden’s Simply Citrus, Uplift, Joy, Invigorate, Harmony, Sunshine Spice, and Exhale.
We can’t control the weather outside but we can control the atmosphere in our home. Using these 4 tips can help you and your family feel better when it’s gloomy outside.
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