The Holidays are over, the kids are back in school, it is dark early and chilly outside. For many, including myself, these are reasons to hunker down, stay inside and wait for spring! There are ways to escape the winter blues and if we plan ahead on ways to keep extra busy we can stay active and out of the winter doldrums.
Suggestions for Escaping the Winter Blues:
Plan Projects Around the House: Have you needed to paint rooms, clean or organize closets? Plan your projects and execute! Search online for ideas to spruce up your rooms.
Hire a Handyman: Handymen can get those difficult to-do’s accomplished that you cant do on your own and your hubby is too busy to tackle.
Plan Outings with the Kids: For warmer weekend days, plan a family hike or bike ride. Being outside and breathing the fresh air is rejuvenating!
Cook: Are there recipes that you have wanted to try but simply have not had the time with the business of the holidays and the kids home over break? Now you do!
Volunteer: There are many local charitable organizations that would welcome your time! Help sort food at NFCC, clothes at Foster Support Foundation, deliver meals through Meals on Wheels and more.
Plan Your Summer Vacation: What better way to not think of how cold it is outside than to plan your summer family vacation where it might be warm and sunny!
There is no reason to dread the upcoming winter with all the fun things you now have planned!
AMO is a proud writer for North Fulton Family Life publications. This article can be found in the January 2018 issue. All opinions are my own.