You might not appreciate winter because of the cold and the harsh weather, but there are many benefits to this time of year. There are the holidays of course, but also other changes to embrace.
Snow, Snow, Snow
Depending on where you live, you might get a load of snow. Certain US states and of course countries like Canada are guaranteed to get snow, even the UK sometimes gets covered. Snow is great fun for kids and adults alike and signifies that winter is truly here. Of course, skateboards and pennyboards are great fun in the summer, but you can’t use them in the snow. However, you can consider alternatives like tubing, or you can pull the little ones along in a sledge available cheaply from many toy stores and supermarkets.
Look Forward to Special Days
The holiday ‘season’ starts at the beginning of autumn and lasts until the new year, depending on where you live. Some of the most exciting times to get together with friends and family are Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year. Even though the cost of living is high, spending time with the people you love doesn’t cost anything, and the holiday season isn’t really about buying things you can’t afford. It’s a time for everyone to get along and have fun with friends and family.
Appreciate Winter and the Changes it Brings
Even though you might not know it, the seasons affect us in many ways. At the end of summer, your body makes insulin resistance worse so it can store fat for the winter. The slower pace of winter can assist you in unwinding and calming down before the holidays. When it comes to working, research shows that we do better in the fall and winter. So the slower pace of winter is a good time to look at your life and create a plan for adapting or changing at work or at home.
Slow it Down a Little
Every season brings wonderful things with it. To really enjoy them, you just need to slow down and look. For example, if you hurry by a tree on a cold winter morning, you won’t notice the family of squirrels looking for food. Or you might altogether miss the hues of the golden hour as the sun comes up on a crisp morning. Sometimes it’s good for your overall well-being to slow down a bit and enjoy the small but unique ways in which things change every season.
Getting Cosy with the Family
Just like summer is fun because of the sun, winter has its own good things to offer. Even if it’s chilly, you can still take the kids outside and have fun. It’s fun to play outside in the snow, but it can be cold. Raking leaves might drain you of energy, but this makes it even better to get back inside and warm up. You can get comfortable and make lasting memories. Get cosy in a warm, blanket-covered bed, unwind by a roaring fire, or make some indulgent hot chocolate. Perfect!
There’s plenty to look forward to and appreciate in winter this year. You can have fun in the snow, learn to recognise the changes it brings, and spend some cosy time with your family or partner.