Truth be told, I am a total homebody. I love nothing more than a day with nothing to do, wearing cozy clothes, and staying home. Maybe it’s because our schedules are always jammed packed that I need that counter balance to feel centered.
As part of my personality, I have deep seeded feelings on what you’re supposed to do. I know you should eat right and exercise. Be kind to people and enjoy the sunshine. So I know I’m supposed to love the summer and hate the winter. While, I don’t like being cold, I do like being free of expectation. The ”it’s too cold/rainy/icy/snowy to go outside” gives me a free pass. Unlike in the summer where I feel guilty if I haven’t enjoyed the beautiful day, winter is a time of calm for me.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good party or a mom’s night out. Chances are I’ll offer to help you set up, be an extra hand in the kitchen, and even ensure that last half glass of vino doesn’t go to waste. But when I look to the monthly calendar hanging on our wall, I love seeing empty days. In fact, I’ve been consciously blocking off more of those so the entire family can just recharge.
So what does a perfect cozy day at home look like for me? Well, it starts with a great cup of coffee. What happens next could be anything as long as there isn’t an agenda. Since I’ve rediscovered my love of puzzles, I’ve been picking up more and that will definitely be part of our Christmas break.
The holiday season can be stressful. And winter isn’t winning a popularity contest anytime soon. But, finding joy in slowing down this time of year can make the days more fulfilling.
Now, I haven’t immersed myself in hygge or other Scandinavian mindsets to enjoy winter, but here are a few things that would make a great winter day.
Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing, calm, restful, reflective and enjoyable winter season!! Just remember, it’s almost the Winter solstice so every day brings more sunlight into our lives!