Cabin Fever Tips and Tricks - The Proactive Health Management Plan
16073
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-16073,single-format-standard,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,side_area_uncovered_from_content,qode-theme-ver-16.7,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.5.2,vc_responsive

Cabin Fever Tips and Tricks

Is it Spring yet? Ahh yes, the question many are wondering this time of year.

You may be one of many who are also wondering why they feel irritable, edgy, restless, and even lazy. Perhaps you are having difficulty concentrating and finding energy to perform daily tasks.

If this describes the way you’ve been feeling lately, it could be cabin fever.

 

Well, we have good news and bad news for you.

The bad news is many parts of the U.S. still have weeks of cold weather in the forecast.

The good news is we have some practical tips to get through the rest of this season!

 

Find Your Energy

You know exercising gives you energy, but the problem is you may not have energy to exercise. Consider this:

  • Eat foods that give you energy and be sure to keep your blood sugar normal. Check out these energizing foods that will do your body good.
  • Get Moving! You can do it. You know you will feel better when you do. You don’t even have to go to a gym or take up running. Moving your body can be as simple as gentle stretching or bouncing on a mini trampoline. Yes, jumping on a trampoline – you’d be surprised at the many benefits.

 

Keep Your Mind Busy

This can defeat boredom and keep you out of the refrigerator.

  • Read a book.
  • Play cards or board games.
  • Start a home project like cleaning out that closet.

 

Have Some Fun

Enjoying yourself and laughing have physical and mental benefits.

  • If you don’t want to go out, invite people over.
  • Watch a funny movie or YouTube video.
  • Do something you enjoy or find a new healthy hobby.

 

Get Outside

If possible, step outside for some fresh air and hopefully some sunshine.

  • Go for a walk. Bundle up if you need to.
  • Get adventurous and consider sledding or snow shoeing.

 

Stay Positive

Keep in mind that this is temporary. Warm weather will be back.

  • Be mindful of your surroundings and eliminate as much negativity as you can.
  • Have a “go to” tool. Create a list of things that make you happy and you enjoy. When you sense cabin fever coming on, go to your list.

 

A tip for you – you can incorporate these ideas all year long!

 

The above article is courtesy of My EZ Health Guide and is intended for informational purposes only.

138 Comments
  • Rissa Chiasson
    Posted at 14:37h, 12 March Reply

    Great suggestions!

  • Tonia Wolfe
    Posted at 14:42h, 12 March Reply

    Great advice! Good article

  • Kelli Berry
    Posted at 14:42h, 12 March Reply

    Great suggestions

  • Brittany Forney
    Posted at 14:43h, 12 March Reply

    This was very helpful

  • Beth Fogleman
    Posted at 14:43h, 12 March Reply

    These are good ideas especially when the days are dark when we go in to work, and when we come home, too.
    Making a list of go-to activities ahead of time is also important.

  • Teresa L Woodall
    Posted at 14:44h, 12 March Reply

    Helpful advice.
    Thank you

  • Victoria Koch
    Posted at 14:47h, 12 March Reply

    Great tips!! Winter can be very long in WV.

  • Kirsten Leesmann
    Posted at 14:51h, 12 March Reply

    Good read

  • Beth Smith
    Posted at 14:51h, 12 March Reply

    Its birthinh season. Lots to do outside

  • Amanda McCord
    Posted at 14:55h, 12 March Reply

    Good advice

  • Howie Thompson
    Posted at 14:56h, 12 March Reply

    Great Read!

  • Cathy kocher
    Posted at 15:00h, 12 March Reply

    Spring is in the air!

  • Aaryn Crosby
    Posted at 15:06h, 12 March Reply

    Thank you

  • Pam White
    Posted at 15:07h, 12 March Reply

    Thanks, I need this.

  • Debra Main
    Posted at 15:07h, 12 March Reply

    Thank you for this information

  • Cristian Murguia
    Posted at 15:08h, 12 March Reply

    Here in OHIO, izzaaaa challenge the weather.
    GREAT tips!

  • Cristian Murguia
    Posted at 15:08h, 12 March Reply

    Here in OHIO, izzaaaa challenge the weather.
    GREAT tips!

  • Kathy S Cisson
    Posted at 15:09h, 12 March Reply

    great article, find your energy.

  • Shirley Herring
    Posted at 15:09h, 12 March Reply

    Great article! Good tips!

  • Steve.papas_open24hr@yahoo.com
    Posted at 15:10h, 12 March Reply

    Already started spring cleaning did the closet’s Saturday starting yardwork this weekend

  • Mike Crank
    Posted at 15:10h, 12 March Reply

    Thank you

  • Steve.papas_open24hr@yahoo.com
    Posted at 15:11h, 12 March Reply

    So ready to start spring projects

  • Laurie Lierman
    Posted at 15:15h, 12 March Reply

    Great information especially with the weather being so cold and dreary.

  • Franklyn Emerson
    Posted at 15:15h, 12 March Reply

    That’s the most positively wonderful information I’ve heard in a long,long time

    • Nancy
      Posted at 18:59h, 14 March Reply

      Thank you, Franklyn! We appreciate your feedback!

  • Sherri Daily
    Posted at 15:15h, 12 March Reply

    Great article and info. Definitely getting outside is important- need that sunlight

  • Anwar BAKARI
    Posted at 15:20h, 12 March Reply

    Nice

  • Andria Airhart
    Posted at 15:20h, 12 March Reply

    Thank you. Good advice. Now to put it in motion.

  • Shelby York
    Posted at 15:24h, 12 March Reply

    Great article! Thanks for this info!!!

  • Connie
    Posted at 15:25h, 12 March Reply

    I so need this lately

  • Paul Phelps
    Posted at 15:26h, 12 March Reply

    Well written

  • Dustin Walker
    Posted at 15:28h, 12 March Reply

    I do this weekly as we have 40 acres to play on

  • Bernadette Kniffin
    Posted at 15:28h, 12 March Reply

    Good info! Thanks!

  • Andrew Ickes
    Posted at 15:29h, 12 March Reply

    I actually took a walk outside Sunday, sure beat time on treadmill!

  • Brandy Chandler
    Posted at 15:31h, 12 March Reply

    Interesting article.

  • Brandy Chandler
    Posted at 15:32h, 12 March Reply

    great article

  • LISA CARABALLO
    Posted at 15:33h, 12 March Reply

    Good to know. Will come in handy right now!

  • Timothy yohn
    Posted at 15:33h, 12 March Reply

    Love it

  • Rohan
    Posted at 15:33h, 12 March Reply

    Good to know

  • Nestor Konditamde
    Posted at 15:35h, 12 March Reply

    Important informations

  • Charles Higgins
    Posted at 15:40h, 12 March Reply

    I have done for a days in the last two weeks according to my company I only have to do one a month please check your system

  • Jeff Phillips
    Posted at 15:41h, 12 March Reply

    Good stuff! Bring on the sunshine!

  • Trish Bowman
    Posted at 15:43h, 12 March Reply

    Good Ideas! Thanks

  • Gary Burke
    Posted at 15:44h, 12 March Reply

    Great article

  • Kim Laible
    Posted at 15:46h, 12 March Reply

    Great info

  • Joan Jenkins
    Posted at 15:47h, 12 March Reply

    Very good

  • Joan Jenkins
    Posted at 15:48h, 12 March Reply

    Very interesting

    • VALENTINA WASHINGTON
      Posted at 15:59h, 12 March Reply

      Interesting to know about eating foods that gives you energy i to

  • Joan Jenkins
    Posted at 15:48h, 12 March Reply

    Will come in handy

  • Scott Wygant
    Posted at 16:02h, 12 March Reply

    Those are good tips and help on gloomy days.

  • spiridwnas kouvaras
    Posted at 16:08h, 12 March Reply

    Interesting post. Would like to know more specifics though in all aspects mentioned. What foods, or activities will provide the highest amounts of energy?

  • Alvin shaul
    Posted at 16:15h, 12 March Reply

    Thanks

  • Lori wright
    Posted at 16:20h, 12 March Reply

    Thank you

  • Lisa Bennett
    Posted at 16:20h, 12 March Reply

    Mini trampoline. Good idea.

  • Sherri Moscrop
    Posted at 16:21h, 12 March Reply

    Good suggestions

  • Gene LaBre
    Posted at 16:26h, 12 March Reply

    Useful info in concise form

  • Eileen Gorndt
    Posted at 16:28h, 12 March Reply

    Love the article

  • Carlyle remy
    Posted at 16:36h, 12 March Reply

    Good advice

  • Karen Gummersheimer
    Posted at 17:29h, 12 March Reply

    Good ideas!

  • Gregory j Ganiel
    Posted at 17:32h, 12 March Reply

    Good to know

  • TIFFANY G
    Posted at 17:45h, 12 March Reply

    Good advice

  • Gary Garcia
    Posted at 17:55h, 12 March Reply

    Good article!!

  • Samantha Wegner
    Posted at 17:57h, 12 March Reply

    Thank you!

  • Brenda Nicholson
    Posted at 17:59h, 12 March Reply

    Been out side cleaning picking up doing laundry i am an out doorswoman cant keep me down

  • Kat Bauder
    Posted at 18:04h, 12 March Reply

    Great Tips, I will keep them in mind.
    So ready for a beach day

  • Santana Williams
    Posted at 18:11h, 12 March Reply

    Very great ideas. I also like aromatherapy. I’ve just got into essential oils. Love Lemongrass for lifting spirit and Lavender oil is just good all day.

    • Nancy
      Posted at 18:52h, 14 March Reply

      Great suggestions! Thank you, Santana!

  • Karen
    Posted at 19:01h, 12 March Reply

    Very interesting! Great ideas to help:)

  • Kevin Santos
    Posted at 19:11h, 12 March Reply

    Good read!

  • Amanda G McCord
    Posted at 19:12h, 12 March Reply

    Very helpful

  • E gould
    Posted at 19:46h, 12 March Reply

    Very helpful

  • Rose Mary Goins
    Posted at 19:53h, 12 March Reply

    Interesting article.

  • Tracy Lynn Donnalley
    Posted at 20:00h, 12 March Reply

    Good information

  • Yvonne Lees
    Posted at 20:21h, 12 March Reply

    Great information.

  • Victoria
    Posted at 21:10h, 12 March Reply

    Good to know

  • Connie Weaver
    Posted at 21:52h, 12 March Reply

    Done!

  • Christine Lee Jones
    Posted at 22:07h, 12 March Reply

    Interesting read

  • Amy Ribble
    Posted at 22:17h, 12 March Reply

    Definitely get outside!

  • Mikalea N Bunyan
    Posted at 22:40h, 12 March Reply

    Positive thinking and mindset is key!

    • Nancy
      Posted at 18:52h, 14 March Reply

      I agree! Thank you Mikalea!

  • Rick Noble
    Posted at 22:40h, 12 March Reply

    Very interesting.

  • Ruste Harvell
    Posted at 22:51h, 12 March Reply

    Can’t believe that we have been doing this for while didn’t know that it is healthy!! Thanks

  • Debra Bateson
    Posted at 00:41h, 13 March Reply

    I love to walk even when it is cold out,

  • devona maher
    Posted at 01:39h, 13 March Reply

    Good advice, but still tired of

  • Kristen M
    Posted at 04:14h, 13 March Reply

    Great advice.

  • Jennifer C.
    Posted at 06:49h, 13 March Reply

    Humor is a good type of medicine ❤️

  • Jim Cosby
    Posted at 09:59h, 13 March Reply

    Interesting.

  • Laura Padgett
    Posted at 12:35h, 13 March Reply

    Thank you!

  • Brad Martin
    Posted at 12:44h, 13 March Reply

    Good suggestions.

  • Stephanie Arnett
    Posted at 13:28h, 13 March Reply

    Motivational for sure!
    Spring is right around the corner!

  • Kevin Klaine
    Posted at 14:04h, 13 March Reply

    Great Advice…..any suggestions on foods???

  • Linda
    Posted at 15:43h, 13 March Reply

    Fun tips

  • Charles Higgins
    Posted at 16:07h, 13 March Reply

    I am not supposed to do one a day my company said one a month please quit sending me D’s every day

  • Charles Higgins
    Posted at 16:07h, 13 March Reply

    Only worn a month please

  • Charles Higgins
    Posted at 16:08h, 13 March Reply

    Worn a month only

  • Donna Taliaferro
    Posted at 22:33h, 13 March Reply

    Good advice

  • Charlene Tucker
    Posted at 23:08h, 13 March Reply

    Walking is good

  • Steven Sherman
    Posted at 23:28h, 13 March Reply

    Cabin fever.Its a serious disease
    I never realized how intense it can be.

  • Mandy Rhoades
    Posted at 11:42h, 14 March Reply

    Some great ideas!

  • Shannon Purdy
    Posted at 15:27h, 14 March Reply

    Good and Healthy suggestions.

  • Robin Thomas
    Posted at 10:27h, 15 March Reply

    Love the suggestions!

  • Jonathan Upholz
    Posted at 16:59h, 15 March Reply

    Great suggestions

  • David phillip Davis
    Posted at 21:38h, 15 March Reply

    Already going to gym and spring cleaning. Ready for nice weather to start walking again.

  • John Swanson
    Posted at 18:48h, 16 March Reply

    Nice

  • Alexander Broderick
    Posted at 18:11h, 17 March Reply

    decent article, but with 2 hobbies cabin fever to me does not exist. Creating digital art and playing video games with my online friends is all I need to keep busy. (sometimes I make a top 10 list to complete on days off with small chores and a small handful of junk I want to do so it feels like I completed an achievement for the day, heck doing this comment here is number 8 on my list for the day. now back to do some artwork then check for what college assignments I have to complete this week)

    (if I ever bore of those 2 I either watch cool action movies or watch anime to spark more art ideas)

  • Kerrie Bates
    Posted at 21:04h, 17 March Reply

    Thank you. great info

  • Jackie Messenger
    Posted at 14:05h, 18 March Reply

    Thank you. Helpful.

  • Yvonne Lees
    Posted at 14:16h, 18 March Reply

    Helpful

  • Andrew Jacob Birt
    Posted at 18:22h, 19 March Reply

    Hiking always works for me!

  • Porsha Elle Sade Ali
    Posted at 18:34h, 19 March Reply

    Great tips

  • Nick Strobel
    Posted at 19:58h, 19 March Reply

    This is great

  • James Hoit
    Posted at 20:08h, 19 March Reply

    Excellent ideas. I have trouble on weekends watching my activities and diet.

  • Nicklas Armor
    Posted at 20:14h, 19 March Reply

    Wow! So informative

  • Kristin Meschke
    Posted at 20:37h, 19 March Reply

    Awesome!!

  • Debra Bateson
    Posted at 20:48h, 19 March Reply

    I eat food that gives me energy, and I also walk a lot

  • Michelle Grant
    Posted at 22:49h, 19 March Reply

    Great info thanks!

  • Rhonda Inman
    Posted at 22:56h, 19 March Reply

    Very good suggestions!

  • Toni Bullitt
    Posted at 03:32h, 20 March Reply

    I enjoy snow & coldness til Spring! Cabin fever with me begins to break when I notice the Summer Solstice peeing thru the cold briskness of the Winter. Thank you for this article.

  • Neelu Bahel
    Posted at 13:30h, 20 March Reply

    Good suggestion

  • Shannon H
    Posted at 14:07h, 21 March Reply

    It’s mud season now…Spring will come after that!

  • Deborah Thramer
    Posted at 00:00h, 22 March Reply

    Thank you great info

  • Heather Hamilton
    Posted at 19:30h, 22 March Reply

    Great info

  • Tasha Turner
    Posted at 18:15h, 24 March Reply

    I’m a gardener so I plan out my garden.. all the structure stuff and where I will put things.. and start my seeds for warm weather planting.

  • Carrie Edwards
    Posted at 00:47h, 26 March Reply

    Good information

  • Donna taliaferro
    Posted at 19:20h, 26 March Reply

    Good. Article

  • Kalor R
    Posted at 19:45h, 26 March Reply

    I like this information

  • STACEY HAMNER
    Posted at 20:48h, 26 March Reply

    Good advise

  • Cheryl Grose
    Posted at 20:49h, 26 March Reply

    Good information

  • Shura R
    Posted at 12:20h, 29 March Reply

    I like this article

  • Shura R
    Posted at 12:21h, 29 March Reply

    Not Bad

  • Mable Freeman
    Posted at 20:50h, 29 March Reply

    Thank you

  • Brian Bailey
    Posted at 11:14h, 31 March Reply

    Great ideas. I do try to do those. I also liked the link to the high energy foods. I like most of those foods.

  • Annette
    Posted at 01:50h, 01 April Reply

    Good info

  • Roger Moore
    Posted at 15:14h, 09 April Reply

    High energy link great thanks

  • Anisha Welch
    Posted at 14:41h, 02 May Reply

    Good suggestions because living in Cleveland, I definitely have the cabin fever!

Post A Comment