3. Plan a Trip
For people living in more northern areas that have drastic changes in weather like snow, rain and freezing temperatures, sometimes you just need to break up the dark months with a trip to somewhere hot. If possible, go on a trip down south to get a week of sunshine and warm weather—something that will lift your spirits while getting an enviable tan. On top of the short burst of heat, planning a trip also gives you something to look forward to. Counting down the days until you get several relaxing, warm days of sunshine is a great motivator and way to improve your mood.