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The Waves of Winter

Winter.  We hate it, right?  Okay, that’s a little harsh.  I mean, I guess we all love the build up around the Christmas holiday and we all wake up Christmas morning hoping it’ll be a white one.  So winter is kind of exciting throughout December and even January.  Being snowed in with absolutely nothing to do but curl up on the couch with some hot chocolate is my idea of the perfect winter’s night in.  But come mid February, almost March, I’m so sick of winter, I could cry.

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It’s snow fall after snow fall after snow fall, and then let’s throw in a little freezing rain, below 0 temperatures, oh and some more snow fall.  As much as I’d like to think the snow is beautiful and that just seeing it would make me feel refreshed and ready to tackle my day, it just doesn’t.  I see cold and dreary weather and the first thing I want to do is go back to bed and not wake up until spring.

I think we can all come to some agreement that winter weather is draining.  It makes us feel unmotivated, sleepy, lazy, and even depressed.  Look, you’re not alone.  Winter is rough and it’s around this time of year that we don’t think we can take much more of it.  But we CAN!  We always make it through…

I know I’m making winter seem like some kind of terrible disease, but for those of you who live somewhere where your winters are nearly 4-5 months long, I know you understand and will appreciate this little push to make it through.  You got this, girl.  After all, a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

Getting through winter tips:

  • Open your blinds
  • Wake up early
  • Make a daily to-do list and actually do the things on the list
  • Get ready every day
  • Run your errands before sunset
  • Spend a weekend doing your “winter cleaning” (who says you have to wait til spring?)
  • Eat things you’d eat in the summer (fruit, salad, popsicles, ICE CREAM!)
  • Throw a beach party (you could serve your summery foods + drinks!)
  • Don’t stop pampering yourself (pedis, manis, shaved legs, keep goin’…)
  • Start planning a trip somewhere warm (aka make plans to look forward to)

 

The days are getting longer

and we’re getting stronger!