Kim Beair, MS, LPC, NCC & Dr. Kara Beair, DO
Inspiring Strategies for Success by Friends and Experts You Can Trust
Going nuts during snow days? Already worn out looking at hundreds of snow pics on social media?
Here are 5 Tips for Curbing Cabin Fever:
- Stick with activities that will make you feel better when you return to the real world. Need to chill, work out, pay bills or organize? Go for it – and JUSTIFY it in your mind. Everyone needs to recharge their batteries and not feel guilty about it.
- All ages can roast anything over the fireplace fire for extra food fun – adult supervision of course! Or, if you have a gas stove, do it there.
- Have kids (or not)? Go old fashioned! Make a tent out of a table and blanket, and get in with them. Watch movies, eat popcorn, and tell stories. Play board games, card games, do puzzles, retro it with makeshift Twister, or go online and make up your own trivia games for the family. Have a pet? Spend the day teaching the old dogs some new tricks.
- If you like your neighbors, plan an impromptu potluck where it doesn’t really matter what people bring. Weird makes a better party anyway. Alone? Spend the day planning a party for when the snow blows over.
- Carve out just one hour to do one task you have put off forever and don’t really want to do, but need to do. This will boost your feeling of accomplishment and carry over for days to come.
Dr. Kara Beair, DO, is a Resident Physician in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine
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