Hello everyone. Lately I have been in a winter slump and it has been super difficult to get out of it. I live in Buffalo, NY and we just got some more snow. Enough to shut schools down on Thursday, ughhh. The end of February and throughout March is usually when I become a little, well…sick of the winter. I honestly consider moving every year around this time. Today, in honor of being in my winter slump, I figured I would write about getting through it.
I have been wracking my brain trying to find things that will help me make it through the rest of this winter. I really just need to make it to spring, sun, and dandelions. Below is a list of things that have been helping me; things that don’t cost too much. Every year, I feel like the winter costs so much money because all you can really do is go out to eat, shop, to a movie, etc. So everything below can be done cheaply or is something that is worth the investment.
I’m sure a lot of you were hoping this wouldn’t be one of the things on this list, but believe me, this has been helping me a lot. I have been working out consistently and eating healthier. By doing this, I have been able to keep myself motivated throughout the rest of my day, instead of sitting on the couch all day. The workout routine I’ve been following is Sarah’s Day’s Sweat It To Shred It. I am loving the workouts in this plan and they are easily able to be done at home. If you want to learn more about my experience with them, here is my first post about it!
2. A Home Improvement Project
Working on a home improvement project can definitely keep you motivated throughout your winter slump. It allows you to look forward to something and to also keeps you moving to achieve the goal you have. I know, that I am always super happy to work on a new project in my home. I live in a renovated garage and it could definitely use a lot of sprucing up, so whenever I get to change something I get so excited. A project that I am looking forward to in my own place is a kitchen makeover. This isn’t going to be super expensive because we are really just redoing our countertops and hoping to do it as cheaply as possible. I will keep you updated on the process!
3. Redecorating Your Home
This is always fun, no matter what time of year. Redecorating makes your space feel new and this can help you feel like you haven’t been sitting in the same place the past four or five months. I love changing up my home just a little bit, I recently bought a new blanket for our couch and I always make new couch pillow covers when I am bored. So, changing those up is always super fun. You can actually make pillow covers pretty cheaply because you aren’t replacing the entire pillow. I typically use fabric that I already have around, whether it be old clothing, fabric from my sewing box, or old bedding that I was thinking of throwing away. You can always head to the craft store to get some appliqués as well.
4. Plan Summer Vacations
Something I have recently been doing is planning our summer vacations. I love planning where the two of us want to go camping and then maybe one trip that isn’t a camping trip. This year, I think we are going to be headed to a lake house, so I am so looking forward to that! This allows you to look forward to warmer days and stay motivated to make it out of your winter slump alive, so you can enjoy some much needed sunshine on these planned vacations.
5. Grown-Up Dress-Up
Something that I love to do is go through my entire wardrobe and put outfits together. Once I think I found something I love, I try it on to be sure. This is a fun way to unwind and just have a little fun. Put some music on and dance around your house. You can also document outfits you love by taking pictures and saving them to a folder in your photo app!
That’s all I have for this post. I kept the options to a minimum because these are what work for me. I hope this post was helpful for you & that it gave you some inspiration for making it out of your winter slump! Thanks for reading. If you want to read about how I incorporate a gratitude journal into my routine, click here.