Preparing for Hibernation: Staying Happy During the Cold Seasons

There is nothing more calming than coming home from a cold, dark winter day, throwing on your favorite jammies, and flopping down on your bed. After tossing out your razors and accepting that winter is coming, don’t let winter keep you low. Here are a few tips that will give you life in the dead season that is winter . . .

Make your room super cozy with string lights everywhere! These lights will give a magical glow to any room you put them in. Whether it’s nailing them up around the ceiling, hanging them behind a sheer curtain, or bundling them up in a basket in the corner of a room, it’s always better than a harsh, over-head light.

These string lights are on the more expensive side, but they are also Bluetooth speakers.

 

Get these fairy lights here.

 

These zip-up animal pajamas are perfect for lounging and slumber parties. Pro-tip: throw them in the dryer for 5 minutes before wearing. You can get more animal options at Target stores or order them online.

 

Find a new tea that gets you through the day, instead of a second cup of coffee. Coffee can increase anxiety and is very acidic for your stomach. If you need to warm up, tea is the best option for your sanity and caring for your body.

Fuel your body with Vitamin D for energy that the summer sun once gave you . . .

It is recommended to use your “happy light” for 20-30 min every morning to give you energy for the day. Sit with this and a cup of coffee, and you will be ready to go. You can order it here.

 

Adults can eat gummy vitamins, too, you know. 

Keep up with what’s happening on the weekends, and get yourself out there! Everyone is dealing with the cold, don’t forget that being social is an important way to remind yourself you are loved and you can still have fun aside from the cold.

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Indoor plants are also key to give you life in your home. They add color and oxygen, and it’s so exciting to watch them grow. Your pets will appreciate them, too. 

 

How will you exercise this winter? Serioulsy ask yourself and start now . . . We all know you won’t start in the dead of winter. Whatever form of exercise you prefer, taking care of your body will give you the confidence you need to get through the winter. You will also have a leg-up for preparing for your beach-bod. GIMME SEROTONIN. Did you know that serotonin is released when you work out and when you’re in love? Go love yourself and workout and see what it does for you. 

We can get through this together, guys!! As the hyenas say in The Lion King, "Be Prepaaaared!"