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Color therapy can help banish the winter blues
The official start of spring is just a day away, but just when you think the freezing temps are over we hear the winter weather is going to hang on for a while.
Dr. Frank McGeorge goes over some easy ways to help you banish the winter blues until summer comes around.
It's cold, it's gray and right about now, most of wish we could just snap our fingers and make it summer. Hey, wait a minute, aren't you the same person that was complaining about how hot it was just a few months ago? I thought so.
"I'm ready for it to be over. it needs to be springtime."
"Ready for spring. that 65 degrees was kind of a tease."
Winter hasn't released us from its cold, gray grip. But look around and you'll see dads, daughters and, yes, dogs, determined to welcome spring as soon as it arrives.
If you're ready to shake the winter blahs, experts say start by getting more light.
Get outside or at least open the shades. Even small amounts of sunlight will boost your mood and help reset your body clock from any lingering effects of the time change.
Outdoor exercise will also help send any "winter weight" packing.
April showers bring May flowers, but you don't have to wait for mother nature to take advantage of some "petal power."
A Harvard study found having fresh flowers around can reduce anxiety.
Treat yourself to a bunch or surprise someone else who needs a lift. While you're brightening things up, pack away the black and gray and try a little "color therapy".
Research finds yellow is often associated with sunshine and openness. Orange evokes action, vitality, and endurance. And the color green symbolizes new growth, fresh beginnings, and relaxation.
Sounds like just the thing to help us hurry along the start of spring.
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