4 ways to beat the bad weather blues

Today is officially the first day of spring, but if the weather in your neck of the woods is anything like ours is here in New York City and the rest of the country (only a handful of states reached 70 degrees today), you’re still waiting for warmer temperatures to finally arrive.

Here’s how to beat the bad weather blues.

Chase the sun — whenever it peeks out

Chances are, it’s a little lighter out when you leave the office these days. So, cap off your day by taking advantage of the sunshine and going for a walk around your neighborhood when you get home.

There’s no reason to waste all those rays, especially if you’ve had a ton of cloudy days lately.

Prefer to work out inside? Hitting the gym for a workout might also boost your endorphins, helping you end a long day feeling better than before.

Enjoy those warm-weather treats anyway

Today is the first day of spring, which means that Dairy Queen and Rita’s are doling out free treats — like ice cream and Italian ice.

But you don’t have to stop seeking out the ice-cold desserts of warmer days when the first day of the new season has passed us by.

You can store ice cream, popsicles and more in your freezer whenever you want — you don’t have to wait until spring or summer. There’s nothing like getting cozy at home with an occasional bowl of your favorite sweet treat.

Get your spring clothes ready

Pleasant spring weather may not have hit your area yet, but you can dream, can’t you?

Put your spring clothes on standby: Organize your closet, get rid of old clothes and shoes that no longer reflect who you are anymore, and bring the warm-weather clothes out from your drawers and into the open.

But don’t forget to leave out some heavier pieces so you’re prepared for any cold weather that pops up.

Do some spring cleaning in your workspace

Out with the old … you know where I’m going with this.

Apply your spring cleaning mindset to your home office or desk at work. Remove excess clutter, and make space for new things that will inspire you.

Put up a few new photos. Buy a new journal or stationery for planning purposes. Bring some greenery to your workspace by introducing a potted plant. Organize your computer’s desktop to make room for new folders and files.

Spring weather may not be here yet, but that shouldn’t stop you from embracing the new season.