The weather outside is frightful, and Punxsutawney Phil just saw his shadow. The legend goes that when the groundhog sees his shadow on Groundhog's Day, the US is in store for six more weeks of wintery weather.
That's not good news for many that live in freakishly cold areas. So, what are some ways to brighten the mood and stop feeling down?
See the Sun
Lack of daily sunlight often causes Vitamin D levels to plummet. This makes the body feel tired, blah, and sleepy. Don't hibernate. If possible, go outside and soak up some sunlight.
Too cold to go out? Brighten up your home's inside. Ok, this won't help with Vitamin D levels, but it will lighten your mood.
Another way to spark a good mood is to slip on a pair of our California Beach socks. Even if you are stuck in the Arctic, you can have the beach with you. These super soft 100% fun bamboo socks made by Socksmith were inspired by the 1923 California Beaches Travel Ad Poster.
Details: Crew Length Fits: Women's Size 5-10 Contents: 57% Cotton, 41% Polyester, 2% Spandex
Get on the Move
Exercise always helps! Some people love to exercise while others not so much. Either way, studies show just a little exercise releases endorphins and raises serotonin levels in your body, helping you feel better mentally and physically.
You don't have to start with a full-blown workout. You may opt to walk around the neighborhood or some beginner indoor yoga.
But before you strike that Downward Dog pose, take a look at our Yoga Pug Socks. They are made by Goodluck Socks and feature a pug doing yoga poses. These calming socks will lift your mood and help you forget about the frigid temperature outside.
Details: Crew Length Fits: Men's Size 8-12.5 Contents: 57% Cotton, 41% Polyester, 2% Spandex
Being stuck in the house all winter often brings boredom and excessive usage of electronic devices. If your mood is blah, maybe it is time to unplug and think outside the box--the puzzle box, that is. Puzzles have been a favorite pastime for hundreds of years, and with good reason.
The fantastic benefits of puzzles include—improving your memory, problem-solving skills, lower stress levels, improve your IQ, and enhance your mood.
So, the next time you feel blah, break out a puzzle, grab a cup of coffee, and put on our Jigsaw Puzzle Socks.
Designed in Los Angeles, these fun socks feature an all-over graphic pattern of a jigsaw puzzle. The colorful array of reds, pinks, oranges, blues, and greens will definitely brighten your day and put you in the mood to not stop until the last puzzle piece is in place.
Details: Crew Length Fits: Men's Size 6.5-12 Contents: 58% Cotton, 39% Nylon, 3% Spandex Care Instructions: Machine Wash Cold
Our mood rises and falls as quick as the temperature does. The next time you feel dreary and blah, sock it to the winter blues with a new pair of novelty socks from Sockscene.