Winter is serious business in Minnesota.
Exhibit A, taken last Friday morning:
Brutal right? Besides being cold, snowy and dark, winter is mentally tiring. Come January, there seems to be two options: You can bitch and moan your way through April, hating every second, or see the months ahead as a challenge and do everything you can to make the most of it. The past few years I’ve been choosing the latter. Here are some things that help get me through this hellacious season.
♥ Wearing sparkly things always cheers me up. Whether it’s a sequined sweater or glittery heels, a little bit of razzle-dazzle never hurt anyone.
♥ Indulging in comfort foods like mac ‘n’ cheese, nachos, cheesy breakfast burritos and these babies.
♥ Get exercise! Yoga class, quick walks around the block with Finn, swimming laps in Northeast with Andrea, Wii parties, sledding…anything to keep moving.
♥ Having little at-home dates with pals. Whether you cook a meal, order pizza, listen to records or watch a movie…time in with your girls is priceless.
♥ Tea = hydrating and warming. Therefore, I drink it all. the. time. I want to make this honey-sweetened ginger tea soon! It sounds so yummy.
♥ Go on some weekend-long thrifting adventures. If the roads are good, it can be so mind-clearing to get out of the house and spend an afternoon exploring a new town and thrifts.
What do you do to survive winter? Any tips or ideas to share?
P.S. Be sure to check out Beauty Bets tomorrow. I wrote about an ah-mazing drugstore foundation that I can’t imagine my beauty bag being without!