Combat The Winter Blues In Your Home
The last couple of cold months before spring can be the hardest for many of us. The post holiday season blues coupled with freezing temperatures and shorter days can really bring us down. While some thrive in the winter, for most, this is the toughest season of the year. We understand that which is why we’re sharing 5 ways to combat the winter blues in your home!
While it may seem simple, filling your home with pleasant scents associated with summer can be very uplifting. Certain essential oils are very popular for making people feel energized and focused during an unmotivating winter season. An oil diffuser is great to have around to experiment with different oils and their effects. Simply lighting candles around your home can help brighten your mood as well. Consider citrus or floral scents that remind you of warmer weather and summer activities to help redirect your mindset.
If you’re feeling cold, tossing and turning all night trying to stay warm, wrap yourself in some extra cozy blankets! Missing out on sleep is likely greatly impacting your mood and energy to tackle the day. Weighted and heated blankets are perfect for helping you stay asleep all night long. Weighted blankets are available in a range of weights, and should be about 10% of your body weight for optimal comfort while you sleep.
While cozy blankets can help with a good night’s rest, a cold home can make you miserable throughout the day. If your heating system isn’t working at its highest efficiency, your home can be pretty gloomy during the winter months. Key signs that your heating system needs to be inspected are loud, unusual noises, the system cycling constantly, uneven airflow, and more. Give Garrison & Garrison a call and our technicians will quickly diagnose the problem and provide solutions.
Many of us are missing the sun on these shorter days! Recreate the feeling of a bright summer’s day with lamps. Himalayan salt lamps are extremely popular for their believed abilities to boost mood and improve sleep, among other things. Regardless of their believed properties, they provide a warm glow for your space, mimicking a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Sunlight lamps are another popular lighting trend for the winter months. These lamps are a great option to make up for your diminished levels of sunlight exposure in the winter. The Verilux HappyLight Lumi Plus is a popular option for this.
Consider sprucing up your home with some fresh paint! Lighter, more neutral colors can work towards chasing away those winter blues, as lighter colors are proven to evoke feelings of happiness. Don’t want to paint a whole room? Try painting some trim or even adding an accent wall. Don’t be afraid to get creative, and if you’re nervous to commit to one color or pattern, use peel and stick wallpaper. This can add some fun to your home without being a long-term commitment.
Garrison and Garrison has been keeping Huntsville and Madison County homeowners comfortable in long winters for over 50 years. When it comes to home comfort, you can count on Garrison and Garrison to provide you with the guidance and assistance you need.
Garrison & Garrison is a trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in Huntsville, AL. Call us at (256) 859-8500 or email us at [email protected] with any questions or for more information. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. winter blues winter blues winter blues winter blues