We live in Michigan where the winter months can be cold, dark, and dreary. Even though Christmas is over, I keep out some of my smaller, lighted trees to chase away the winter blahs. Mercury glass is also a favorite of mine year-round. Before the holidays, I put some mercury glass ornaments in my office window. I liked them so much that I left them there after I put the other Christmas decor away.
After the holidays, it can be easy to let the colder weather bring on the winter blues. You crave the sunshine and can’t wait for the warmer months to arrive. So, how can you get through the winter months without letting the winter blues get you down?
Ideas to Get Through the Winter Months
1 | Make or bake your favorite foods – You can cook some of your favorite foods and enjoy your efforts. Baking is also an activity where your kiddos can help. Who says that you can’t decorate cookies in January?
2 | Plan a pajama day – There’s nothing better than staying in your pj’s a little longer. Plan a pajama day and enjoy your day at home.
3 | Have a picnic – You can plan a picnic on a blanket on the floor. If you have kiddos, make a tent and camp out inside. If you have a fireplace, have your picnic in front of it and as a special treat, make smores for dessert.
4 | Plan a date night – Whether it’s with your significant other or your kiddos, date night can take place at home or one of your favorite places. You can take in a movie, go bowling, or do something outside like sledding or ice skating.
5 | Plan a trip – Planning a vacation will give you something to look forward to during the winter. Even a weekend trip can be a fun escape. Pick a favorite place or choose somewhere new to explore.
6 | Practice hygge – Hygge is something that you can incorporate into your daily life. You can read more about it in a previous post that you can find here.
It can be easy to let the winter weather bring you down. While you’re waiting for the warmer months to arrive, take some time to do something different and create some new memories.
Until next time,