by Cathy Spencer on Feb 3, 2017
Now that Groundhog day has passed and we're about 6 weeks into 2017 , it’s time to start thinking about spring. (Or time to at least hope that springtime is coming, anyway.) And whether Punxsutawney Phil is right or wrong, and we really don’t have 6 more weeks of winter, why not get things moving in the spring direction…
Get ready for spring
Although everyone thinks of cleaning when it comes to spring, there are a number of things you should do to make sure your home is ready when the weather in Solano County changes. Below is a selection of maintenance tasks from the National Center for Healthy Housing.
You can see the full list at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=DOC_12334.pdf
What? We really did have six more weeks of winter? The Groundhog was right?
Well, you can take solace in the fact that spring will be here eventually. In the meantime, here are some quick tips from Johns Hopkins University to avoid the “winter blues” and get through those long weeks of waiting.
Keep active. Exercise releases endorphins that will elevate your mood.
Eat well. High-sugar foods and large amounts of caffeine can feed depression and actually decrease your energy level. Foods such as whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood and lean meats can help your immune system.
Go to the light. Bring as much light into your life as possible, by spending time outdoors, opening your shades so your home receives more natural light, or even get help from a “light box.”
Get your rest. Go to bed around the same time every night and wake up at the same time each morning. You’ll have more energy during the day.
Of course, if you have strong feelings of depression, please seek assistance from friends, family or a trusted health-care provider. There are people ready to help, whatever the season.
Is it time for an insurance review?
If an annual insurance review wasn’t included in your New Year’s resolutions, why not get it done while you’re in the cleaning and organizing mood this spring? Your life changes over the course of a year — sometimes in monumental ways. That means your insurance needs can change, too. Give one of our friendly agents a call, and let us help give you peace of mind, regardless of the season!