Happy Monday everyone! It’s definitely feeling like winter around here now, right? Saturday’s first snow of the season has made if official for me. As if I am not enough of a homebody the rest of the year, this is precisely when the instinct to stay inside my cozy house kicks into high gear.
Views out my front and back windows on Saturday:
But I’m not going to complain about the cold, the snow or the fact that I can’t bike and it’s not as much fun to run when there is slush and ice. And for a change of pace I’m not going to talk about food. While we all know that food is a fascinating topic, life is also about many other things that make us feel happy and good. Like the little behaviors we practice at home for comfort and that contribute to our health and well-being. Particularly now and in the upcoming months when we’re most likely to feel like hibernating in our woolly socks and hoodies with this 4:30pm darkness.
Just for fun, I’m going to share my winter nighttime rituals. These are some of the things I do at home before sleep during these cold, dark months that help bring me comfort, coziness, joy, gratitude and peace. I’d love to hear yours too!
So here I go, starting with after the pets and we have eaten dinner, after the cleaning up of the kitchen (can’t bear to go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink, can you?), after lunches are prepared for the next day and after Bonnie the dog gets a quick walk. But even she has been preferring to stay in lately when it’s so dark and chilly out there.