WINTER IS ROUGH. Have I mentioned that? I feel like I have. Once or twice at least. But I’m going to say it again. On one hand I love winter. Everything looks so pretty covered in white, especially from inside my warm and cozy house. However, winter also means waking up early to start my car, shoveling, dry skin, dry hair, dry throat, driving to and from work in the dark, cold wet feet, you get the picture right? I think we are all a little more likely to feel down during the winter months. So today I’m sharing a few ideas that will hopefully brighten these cold, dark days!
If you are at all able to avoid the cold, I would suggest doing so. Even if only for a few days, I promise you will return feeling so much better. However, I obviously realize that this is not doable for most people. So instead, have a staycation! Crank up the heat, whip up some margaritas, play some salsa music, and pretend you are somewhere where negative temperatures just don’t exist.
You should always take care of yourself, but I find I need to do so much more during the winter months. For me, this includes mind and body. I make sure to exercise, eat healthy, consume all my vitamins, get enough sleep. I also make sure I’m expanding my mind, learning new things, and keeping a positive mindset.
Embrace the Cold
Everyone in Northern Ontario seems to take advantage of all the fun winter activities. We snowshoe, ski, skate and toboggan. We love ice fishing and sitting by the bonfire. There’s always someone playing hockey on an outdoor rink. Canadians seem to understand that if we’re going to live in a country where it is freezing 6 months of the year, we better enjoy it.
When it’s just way too cold and there’s a blizzard outside, I give you permission to avoid winter completely. Put on some cozy pyjamas, grab your softest blanket and your fuzzy slippers. Make some hot chocolate and have a Netflix marathon. Or light a fire and have a board game night. Cold winter days give me the excuse to do my favourite thing in the world, nothing.
Stay warm my friends! What do you do to fight off the winter blues?