In addition to getting off the couch and going outside, there are other things we can do to offset the winter blues. Here are the ones that always work for me.
2. Closet cleaning. Time to dump those clothes you can't fit into or don't want to. Get ready for spring wardrobe additions by making room. Decluttering drawers, cabinets, dressers and pantries is also a good way to hurry Spring along. Make a family project of cleaning the basement or the garage. There might be treasures! At least a few good laughs from finding and proudly wearing Dad's sombrero or Mom's stupid garden hat.
4. Plan a few outings to those places you want to visit during nice weather. For me, it's always research for a book or story idea (like here or here), but it can be to a local botanical garden, the zoo, an outdoor museum or an interesting town or village you've been meaning to visit. Getting all the details organized in advance means as soon as the weather allows, you can be spontaneous - just hop in the car and go.