I saw a quote online that is currently up on my felt letter board:
“Summer is a state of mind.”
I saw it and I thought, heck yeah.
While obviously summer is so much more I decided to see what I could do about my attitude and mindset towards winter.
And I started by asking myself “what are your favorite parts of this season, and how can you make the most out of them?"
In no particular order:
+ baking cookies (delicious results and a comforting process)
+ staying warm and cozy (knit socks, warm clothes, and blankets)
+ spending more time with those you love (schedule time to hang out)
+ pumping up the skin care (moisture, moisture, moisture. I’m in the process of ordering a few new products)
+ taking hot baths (my go to remedy for everything)
+ snuggling up in fluffy blankets (what’s better about cold weather than being able to curl up on the couch in a big blanket)
+ reading all the books (less time outdoors doesn’t mean you need to lose yourself in your Netflix account)
+ finding fireplaces and sitting in front of them (my parents have one, Michael’s parents do too)
+ warm drinks and hot soup (nothing better than wrapping your cold paws around something warm)
+ drinking red wine (I drink white in the summer, red in the winter)
+ sledding, snowboarding, building snowmen or snow forts, getting into a snowball fight (we haven’t had much snow in the past few years, but I’m going to make the most out of what we get this year)
+ the holidays (mostly eating good food, cuddling up next to a fire and spending time with loved ones)
I will continue to add to this list as the season goes on, but I’ve already noticed a switch in my attitude. I’m making it into something worth enjoying instead of something I have to suffer through.
And the biggest lesson I've learned about winter over the years?
If you're properly prepared and bundled up, it's really not that bad out.
What are some of your favorite things about the winter?