It has been a ROUGH re-entry into work and school society in this family. The kids went back to school on Wednesday, Cassidy went back to work on Thursday, but our house guests are staying until Friday. Who wants to leave house guests? I certainly don’t. As I had lunch with one of them today, we talked about how tough this time of year can be – because sometimes there’s not as much to look forward to after the holidays end. Well I say a big NO to that. I’m looking ahead and I like what I see. I see Florida, Valentine’s Day, SPRING, and all of these early 2019 months to work on goals, work and fun.
5 Tips to Get the Most out of Winter Afternoons:
1 – I’m starting with my favorite. It’s about warm connections in winter, but started the night before! Make sense? Well maybe it’s the writer in me, but I like to send out nice emails, e-cards, gifts, etc. the night before – especially when I’m up late – and then I actually look forward to the next day because that means my loved one is reading my words. And smiling!
2 – Do something active. Maybe you’re the type to get up for a run. Maybe you can do a full-blown exercise routine every afternoon. Or maybe it’s just a five minute warmup – or a dance party with your kids. Do something to MOVE!
3 – Have something to look forward to – and then count down to it. For us, it’s the winter holidays – like Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. We also have an annual winter Florida trip and Des never lets us forget to count down to it!
4 – Lights, camera, action. Whether it’s a simple act of opening the curtains, stepping outside, or even investing in an illuminating alarm clock that gradually lights up a room like a summer morning, I always use light to my best advantage.
5 – Invest in ClimateRight by Cuddl Duds from Walmart. Why? It’s because they’ll keep you warm while making you look good, and nothing says happiness like comfort and confidence. Through EVERY part of your day, no matter where you are.
ClimateRight at Walmart offers the perfect layering for warmth and comfort at an affordable price. They’re fabricated with the latest performance innovations while staying super soft and cozy. I love that they provide warmth for everyone – from crossing guards to nurses and EMTs, to work at home parents to bus drivers. Basically – everyone.
Personally, I love them all but I can’t live without my Plush Warmth layers from the Warm Baselayer Collection. They fit MY lifestyle, which includes a lot of work, dog-walking, driving, and walking the kids to and from the bus stop – which is always a vigorous walk. We also make lots of time for winter activities, like sledding and playing. Often, it’s just about snuggling with Astro by the fire. That’s like my number one favorite winter activity – just chilling out.
Are you familiar with ClimateRight at Walmart? I love how they are cute and comfy and get me ready for whatever winter throws at me. I love that they have wonderful patterns and are SO soft.