Four easy ways to beat the winter blues

by Heather Stevens January 20, 2022

As the temperatures drop and the days remain short, it’s not uncommon for many of us to be feeling a little blue, especially after the holiday season.

Don’t worry – we’ve collated four easy ways to beat the winter blues and start looking forward to Spring.

1. Take up volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to give your time to a good cause that you believe in and also help people in the process. But guess what – it’s also good for you.

It can give you a sense of pride and achievement, really boost your confidence, and help you develop your skills. If you’re new to volunteering, it’s a great challenge to set for yourself in the new year! Plus, it’s fun and you get to meet like-minded people.

ShelterBox is currently on the lookout for some amazing individuals to step up and volunteer for us. So what are you waiting for? Apply to volunteer with us and be part of a community that wants to see no one left without shelter after disaster.

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2. Join a Book Club

Each year around the holidays, we’re busy baking, cooking and buying presents for our loved ones ahead of the big day. There’s little time to do anything else, let alone pick up a book and start reading it!

But come January, everything changes. Suddenly we find ourselves with more free time and a limited repertoire of activities outside the house.

January is the perfect time to join a book club, so why not do it while also giving back to charity? Join our ShelterBox Book Club!

Join discussions and Q&As with authors and be part of a book-loving community. And if you make a monthly donation over $10, you’ll get a free bookmark as a gift from us.

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3. Take up a challenge

January is the month of New Year resolutions. Whether it’s about trying new hobbies, doing something that scares you, or simply getting out of bed earlier, we all want to challenge ourselves on some level.

Sometimes we choose to set ourselves challenges that are meant to push our physical limits. For example, running a distance you haven’t run before, or even running at all! Physical exercise is also known to help boost our mood.

This year, take up a challenge that makes you feel good, while also supporting families in need of emergency shelter around the world. You can choose any activity you like, but if you would like some inspiration, visit our webpage. Happy fundraising!

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4. Keep in touch with loved ones

Coronavirus might leave some of us feeling a little isolated – a feeling that can be exacerbated during the dark, winter months.

That’s why staying in touch with loved ones can help us feel connected. Whether it is just a text message, a voice message or a video call, letting someone know you’re thinking about them can go a long way.

Building connections with friends and loved ones who might be based somewhere further from us could help in feeling a bit less blue.


Originally posted on the ShelterBox UK Blog. Written by Yiota Liopetriti, ShelterBox Digital Marketing Executive.

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