How To Beat The Winter Blues in Your Apartment

looking out the window

While some people love the charm of the chilly season, others count down the days until spring. If you’re part of the latter group, we’re here to help with simple ways to boost your mood in your apartment.

Bring The Outdoors In

succulents

Plants are more than just decor — they’re medicine! According to a study published by the Journal of Physiological Anthropology, plants release cytokines which are proteins that trigger the brain to produce more serotonin. Household plants, therefore, help reduce physiological and psychological stress. Along with these benefits, they also spruce up air quality, act as a natural humidifier, and add a soothing feel to an apartment. Click here for tips on growing greens in your Lincoln apartment.

Get Moving

doing fitness at home

You may be attributing that post-workout glow to a sense of accomplishment, but in reality, your great mood is the result of chemicals in action. Physical fitness triggers the release of powerful neurochemicals including serotonin and endorphins. While it is good to get out of the apartment and work out with others, it’s also nice to get moving in your comfort zone. All you need is a mat, some free weights, and access to YouTube to uncover a world of fantastic fitness videos.

Invite Friends Over

friends hanging out at home

Our personal relationships are the primary source of our happiness. In the winter, you may feel the pull to cuddle up in bed or fraternize with Netflix. While this is more than acceptable, it’s important to balance your days with evenings spent socializing. Double up on serotonin and grab a pal to work out with! Or, invite a group over to make a meal together. If you live in an apartment community, attend hosted events or mingle with neighbors in the common areas. Your mood and contact list will thank you!

Are you looking for a new apartment this winter? Contact Lincoln today to speak to a leasing agent!

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