Tips to Chase Away the Winter Blues

Tips to Chase Away the Winter Blues

Apr 26th 2022 Staff

About this time of year, many people get the winter blues. The winter blues are quite common, and it is defined as a period of time during winter when people become sad, tired, and unmotivated to do anything. It is temporary and different from seasonal affective disorder, which is a clinical diagnosis related to the shortening of the days.

Butler Lighting has been offering the best exterior and interior lighting options since 1948. With decades of experience and an eye for helping the customers find exactly what they are looking for and need in their lighting solution, our lighting specialists can help you with your bathroom, kitchen, reading room, landscape lighting, and more. Below, we'll offer some great tips on how to beat the winter blues. Stop by one of our lighting showrooms in Greensboro or High Point today!

Stay Healthy

When you're sad, you may not feel much like cooking a wholesome meal. However, you will feel much better physically if you continue to stay healthy when you are sad. Try to exercise on a daily basis and eat a healthy, balanced diet. If you gain weight, it may only contribute to your downcast mood. In addition, you may want to consider vitamin D supplements since you aren't getting as much sunlight as you normally would be.

Woman smiling in the sunshine

Stay Busy

It's easy to get down when you are not doing anything but hanging around the house. One great way to chase away the winter blues is to stay busy. Consider hanging out with your friends more, having more coffee and dinner dates, and maybe even trying a new hobby or skill to keep you busy and entertained. Then, you won't have time to notice if you are sad, and it will dissipate much faster.

Get More Sunlight

The lack of sunlight may be affecting how you feel. We get a lot of the vitamin D that our body needs to function from the sun. Thus, when we are indoors more and there is less sunlight, our bodies may be feeling the pinch. Try to get as much sunlight as possible, by either going outside as much as possible or opening your blinds.

Keep a Bright Interior Environment

Depending on where you live, you may have much longer nights and not be able to get outside as much as you'd like. Light has been shown to give us energy, lift our mood and spirits, and release more serotonin, the feel-good chemical. By keeping a bright interior, you may be able to focus better, feel warmer, trick your body to release more serotonin, and help you feel cozier. Butler Lighting can help you brighten your home or office space, so you feel great all winter long. Stop by, or shop online today!


Butler Lighting is privileged to offer the best interior and exterior lighting to High Point and Greensboro. Our staff loves helping our customers keep their homes bright, so they feel great and live their best lives ever. Our lighting selection is unbeatable, and our lighting specialists bring decades of knowledge to the table.

Our mission is to ensure you have the task, ambient, accent, and decorative lighting that you need to have a beautiful interior and outdoor living space. Whether you are looking for hanging lanterns, deck lights, landscape lighting, kitchen undercabinet lighting, bathroom lighting, or a lamp for your kid's room, we've got your needs covered. To brighten up your home or office space, stop by one of our lighting showrooms, or shop online today!

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