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Pontoon Diving Boards and Chasing Away the Winter Blues

Most people deal with winter well enough to a certain point. The snow and cold are fine during the duration of the holiday season, but once the Christmas tree comes down and your New Year’s resolutions are broken, you are sick of winter.

You have a holiday hangover, the days are short and you feel as though you might be coming down with yet another cold, you can’t wait until spring. Unfortunately, we are only in the third week of January and there is still plenty of cold and snow ahead.

Don’t get mad at us, we are only the messengers. The reality is that there are still a couple of months to go before you see longer days and warmer weather for boating. But don’t let that get you too down, there are several ways in which you can battle back. Lillipad Marine, your source for pontoon diving boards, offers tips that will help you conquer the winter blues.

Build a Fire

It’s totally primal, the feeling you get when you are sitting in front of a roaring fire when the heat sticks to your face and you stare into the body of glowing flames. There is something quite calming about the glow of the embers as they warm your hands and feet.

If you don’t have any means to make a fire, try somewhere else. You can either go to a friend’s house who has a fireplace or check out a few local coffee shops for one with a fireplace.

Buy a Sunlamp

Bright-light therapy is a real thing and it helps tens of thousands of people battle the depression that comes with the winter blues. Some health clubs offer light-box rooms where you can sit if you don’t want to buy one yourself.

Eat Winter Foods

Now is the perfect time to experiment with new recipes. Soups and stews are easy to make, full of nutritional goodness and will put a smile on your face.

Get a Hobby

You should definitely have more than one hobby. In addition to your boating hobby, you should have an activity that you can focus on in the winter. There are all sorts of traditional hobbies you might be interested in including stamp collecting, painting and building models.

If these don’t hold your interest, you can always try a less conventional hobby like soap carving, beetle fighting or start a death metal band.

Start a Project

Winter is the best time of the year to start on that household project you have been putting off. Without a doubt, there are many things that need to be done. And even if all of your closets are organized and you have already painted all of the bedrooms, you can still clean out the garage or shred old tax returns.

Hang With Positive People

You might typically spend the morning at work sipping coffee listening to coworkers complain about everything from the cold weather to the workload. This will just bring you down.

What you need to do is go out and find some like-minded people who can help cheer you up. These are people who will talk about happy things and the blessings in their lives. They are people who can make you happy because they are happy themselves.

Create Some Lists

Winter is the perfect season to read those books and watch those movies you have been meaning to get to. If you aren’t an avid reader, start with the classics and work your way to more modern books.

Go on the internet and see what other movies your favorite actor or actress has done. We are sure they have been in a few obscure movies that you have never heard of.

Make a list of books and movies and start checking them off as you finish them.

Wear Bright Clothing

There is no scientific research to support this hypothesis, but many people believe that there is a link between feeling happy and wearing bright colors. If anything, it will get you out of the house if you have to go and shop for bright and colorful clothes.

Shopping is also another way to beat the winter blues. Buying a new boat diving board from Lillipad Marine will make you very happy.