Winter is coming. Those words mean excitement to me, but not long ago they use to make me cringe.
Growing up, I lived for the summer months. I wasn’t into winter sports, so it was just cold, boring and seemed like it lasted forever!
A few years ago my outlook on winter changed. How?
We started hunting a few years ago and my view of winter completely changed! OK, I know hunting is not for everyone so I’m not telling you that you need to go hunting to fall in love with winter, but I am telling you that getting outside more will help.
I know winter is cold and some winter days are completely icky, but getting outdoors more in the winter months is so helpful when it comes to those winter blues.
On days when the weather is mild, go for a walk. If you enjoy sledding, snowboarding, ice skating or any other winter sport, do it! Any activity outside will make those cold miserable winter days seem so much better.
Everyone who has told me that they hate winter seem to have this one thing in common and I was there too. They don’t wear proper clothes for winter!
Wearing boots, gloves, a coat and scarves seems obvious, but the right materials make all the difference.
Wool is my favorite winter wear for sweaters, scarves, gloves, long-johns, socks, etc.. View my post about it here.
Layering is also important. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve put on a huge sweater, gone to work and over heated because I didn’t have a tee shirt on underneath. Layering is a must. Remember you can always put more clothes on, but you can only take off so much..
Keeping a positive attitude during the long winter months really helps to make it bearable.
In winter there are no ticks, mosquitoes. That’s a positive for me, especially for taking my dogs on walks. I don’t have to worry about ticks.
Another positive is that you don’t have to worry about groceries getting hot in your car because you needed to go into another shop after getting them!
These are simple positives that I enjoy about winter. I know there are a lot of negatives about winter, but not dwelling on the negatives and remembering the positives will help our view of the cold long winter
What do you enjoy about winter? I’d love to hear in the comments!