I’m not going to lie, winter is not normally my favorite time of the year. I don’t like that the days are shorter. And colder. And drearier. I get the winter blues easy especially after all the bright, festive Christmas decorations have been taken down.
So, I’ve had to find ways to beat those winter blues…and here’s how I do it.
Cheery, upbeat music. Praise music. Anything uplifting. Especially when I write, I almost always have music going on in the background.
Getting out of the house, even if the weather is a little damp and chilly. Sitting in a coffee shop or library often helps to lift my spirits. Meeting friends for lunch, or getting out to do things with my church family often help to keep the glooms away.
Sneaking off to the movies. There’s nothing like being transported to another place when the place you’re at isn’t all that great. A bag of popcorn (or candy) and a big icy soda doesn’t hurt, either. And I’m not sure about your area, but the theaters around my place have all updated to the reclining chairs! Sweet. Some even offer food service right at your seat, no waiting in line.
And of course, besides getting lost in my own stories while I’m writing my next book, I also enjoy getting lost in stories that other people write. There’s nothing better than snuggling up on the couch, especially if it’s a rainy day, under a cozy blanket. Extra points for a fire burning in the fireplace if you have one. How about a warm cup of hot chocolate or tea to top it all off?
What do you think?
I know that many people love the winter! And that’s great. For those who are dreaming of sunshine and warmth, what do you do to keep your cheer factor going?
While I’m on this topic, I’d like to offer a bundle of stories all based around the winter season. A Merry Little Winter will carry you from Christmas all the way up to Valentine’s day. Best of all, you get all this sweet romance escape for only .99¢! Can’t beat that.
Not sure how long this bundle will be available, so grab it while you can. Today, I’ll pick one commenter who will receive a free copy of A Merry Little Winter.
And I hope all of you have a wonderful New Years Eve! Stay safe and see you in 2019!