Here are 5 tips that might help
1. Exercise - Finns are crazy about their sports and it seems even more so in the winter than the summer. I have noticed many large sporting halls that feature plenty of fun activities. The more popular indoor sports in Finland include, badminton, swimming, squash, tennis, and salibandy (floor hockey). I also notice that many people are out skating on the numerous ice rinks around town. People are also out Nordic walking (walking with ski poles) and of course the very popular cross-country skiing. Just because it is cold and snowy outside doesn't mean Finns store their bikes for the winter. They just throw on spiked tires and go about their daily routines on two wheels. So, keep active and you will feel invigorated and energetic even during the darkest of days.
2. Stay social - Just because it is -10 Celsius outside and dark, doesn't mean you should burrow and hibernate for the winter. It is important to get out and keep active in your social groups and clubs.
3. Enjoy the outdoors - The days may be shorter, but that doesn't mean you cannot get out and enjoy them. Take a walk in the nature, run or cross-country ski. Breathe in the fresh Arctic air.
4. Shift your schedule - During the winter, try to shift your schedule to doing your work earlier and perhaps later in the day. Take a few hours in the middle of the day when it is lightest to do your chores, personal stuff, exercise, etc.
5. Indoor sunlamp therapy- This might sound silly, but it actually works. In Finland they sell these special sun lamps which are like a giant light bulb that simulates the sunlight in your room. You can adjust the light to your needs and monitor how long they are one, etc. Instant sun energy is coming your way. :)
|Sun lamp for light therapy|