Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February, 2012
Here we are with spring time temperatures in Pennsylvania. If these beautiful days continue, we may have an early spring!

Week 1: Get outside and walk for 10 minutes every day, no matter what the weather. At the end of the 10 minutes, you can stop or if you feel like it you can keep going. However, you are under no obligation to continue past the 10 minutes.

Week 2: Get into the sunshine! You can go outside or sit by a window where the sun is shining in, sit or stand and relax for 15 minutes.

Week 3: Smile at least 10 times per day. Smile at other people, your family, coworkers, people in the supermarket. Smile at yourself in the mirror. Yes, I know this sounds strange (the part about smiling at yourself) but smiles help lift the mood.

Week 4: Go to bed one half hour earlier than you normally do. You do not have to go to sleep immediately. This extra half hour can help you get to sleep earlier than usual. Studies show that adequate sleep guards against depression.