As winter rolls on and the weather is less than desirable, I tend to feel a little blah. The days are short and the nights are long and I yearn for a hint of some warmer weather. I like to have some things that I can look forward to, so here are some things I do to help ward off the winter blues.
I like to make a list of a couple goals and then give myself a reward when I accomplish the goals. I usually like to purchase an outfit or something special like that so I can also enjoy the day out shopping which makes me even more happy.
Plan A Weekend Away
Plan a little weekend get away with your spouse or some girlfriends. That gives you something to look forward to. Spend a couple weeks on Pinterest researching places to visit, where to eat, and best places to stay. If you can’t afford to do that or you can’t take time off from work, plan a staycation that’s packed with tons of fun adventures in your own area. There is a ton of stuff I hate to admit that I haven’t done in my own area.
Spring Ready Body
So many people have some type of fitness goal as part of their new year’s resolutions. How about pushing yourself to meet your goal and then purchasing a brand new bathing suit to get ready for your first beach day of the season.
There are lots of things you can do at your own home to pamper yourself. I love to buy fresh flowers. You can find some great prices and beautiful blooms at Trader Joe’s or local grocery stores. Lighting a candle, taking a bath, meditation, putting on some music, and taking some quiet time to read a book are all things you can do at your own home to bring joy and peace to a chaotic day.
These are all simple things you can do to ward off the winter blues and have a great start to 2018. If you want more in-depth ideas on how to take care of yourself, check out my new self-care series here, here, here and here. I hope the whole year will be amazing for you. I’m looking forward to this year and what is in store for me and my family.