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4 Ways to Lower Stress this Winter

There are a lot of things that can stress you out during winter. Energy bills, less daylight, and seasonal blues can have a negative effect on your mental well-being. Here are a few tips to help you de-stress this season.

Get All the Sun You Can

Days are shorter in winter and that means less exposure to sunlight. This can cause a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Spend some time outdoors this winter. Take a walk, play in the snow, and try to be active. While you’re indoors, keep the shades open to let the light in. The more positive you feel, the less you may be affected by stress.

Move Around

A little exercise can be the difference between feeling great and feeling lousy. Actively moving around can prevent stress by releasing endorphins. Exercise can also help ease your stress by providing you with an outlet. Going for a jog outside or doing some basic exercises inside will make it much harder for stress to build up.

Enjoy your favorite music

Music is a great tool to calm your nerves and help relieve stress. Putting on your favorite artist or song can bring back great memories or just put you in a better mood altogether. Singing and dancing to music is also a great way to relieve stress!

Learn Something New

Finding a hobby or a new skill can make you feel great. The internet is filled with “How To” and DIY examples. Learning a language or building something with your hands can have a positive effect and build confidence. You can also show your friends and family what you’ve achieved!

Is your stress financial-related? If you have high interest rates and it feels impossible to pay it down, it’s worth consolidating your debt into one monthly payment. A consolidation loan with SeaComm allows you to combine all of your outstanding balances into one convenient monthly payment. This creates a more reasonable period to pay off your debt, without feeling overwhelmed.

With SeaComm’s loan pre-approval program, LoanEngine™, you might already be pre-approved for a consolidation loan! If you qualify for a pre-approved offer, you’ll be presented with it through our SeaComm Mobile 4.0 app or NetTeller in the “My Offers” tab, via email, and/or a letter through the mail. Click here to login to your NetTeller™ to view your current offers. If you don’t have any offers at this time, be sure to check back every 60 days.


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