Be Well: Mood-Boosting Tips for the Winter-Wary

We only recently set our clocks back, so that means it’s still fall, right? But the dreaded, the dreary—the downright depressing!—road ahead is already feeling long and arduous. This year, try jumpstarting your winter battery with these wellness tips from local specialist Stacy Boone-Vikingson, head of NWHSU’s Bloomington Clinic. Your ride will be much smoother.

Take Time to Focus on Self
“Self care benefits everyone in the long run,” says Dr. Boone-Vikingson. “Self care doesn’t mean you’re being selfish.” So when the season starts to get you down, bring home a bouquet of flowers for the dining room table or get cozy with a mug of your favorite loose leaf tea. Toggle your phone to “do not disturb” mode for an evening and spend it watching a movie. Get moving by trying out a yoga class to find the benefits for both mind and body. “Self care doesn’t have to be something that’s a huge time or financial commitment,” she says. “But it definitely will help to improve your mind and energy level so you can be your best.”

Read the full Be Well article from Minneapolis.St.Paul Magazine online.