It’s not uncommon to feel depressed during the winter months. Here are some budget-friendly tips to help raise your spirits this season!
Budget for holiday spending. If you have family or friends you usually exchange gifts with, speak to them about putting a dollar limit on spending. Think of some other ways to celebrate in addition to gift giving. Maybe a holiday potluck would work. Have a family game night, or plan an at-home New Year’s party. Sharing experiences rather than buying can lift your spirits!
Keep warm. Energy costs can be a source of worry. However, there are some things you can do to save money. For starters, check your house to make sure you have enough insulation. Look for places in the house where you may be losing heat, such as loose windows or cracks. You can fill these cracks yourself or hire someone to come in and do it. Click here to read our recent blog article for more ways to winterize your home!
Try some “DIY” activities. This winter, most of us will be spending more time at home rather than going out. Make a large pot of chili or some cocoa for the family. It’s easy and more fun than bundling everyone up to go out. Click here for a list of 30 fun, winter crafts and activities!
Enhance your financial wellness. Do you need help recovering from a financial predicament? This winter is the perfect time to get on track. SeaComm’s partnership with GreenPath Financial Wellness can provide you with access to debt management services, free one-on-one financial counseling, and financial education tools. Click here or call (877) 337-3399 to discover how this program can lead you to a brighter financial future.
Plan to visit your local ski or tubing hill. Nothing beats the winter blues better than spending a day enjoying the snow with friends and family. Don’t forget to warm up in the lodge with a cup of hot chocolate. Click here to read our blog article for even more inexpensive winter activities to enjoy in our region!