10 Quick Tips To Get You Through Winter

Like it, or not, winter comes every year. We can hope and pray for no snow, but living in the Midwest, it comes anyhow.


Sure, it can be beautiful, but you get over that pretty fast.

Here are some ideas to help pass the time during those long, cold winter months.

  1. Bake! Nothing makes you feel warmer than baking. It can bring back great memories of childhood, or baking with your kids. There is just something so comforting about it!
  2. Enjoy the beauty of the sunrises and sunsets. There are some incredible ones at this time of year!


  3. Art. If you are so inclined. Maybe just coloring! Either way, it is a great way to spend some time!


  4. Sewing, quilting, crocheting. What a better way to keep warm is there, than making a quilt or afghan during the cold months? Of course, it doesn’t help to get far on an afghan when the cat uses it to cuddle in!


  5. Surround yourself with flowers! They are bound to make you feel better with their colors and beauty!


  6. Travel. As long as the weather allows! Get out of the house and go see the world!


  7. Revisit local eateries. Or visit, for the first time, those that you haven’t been to yet! You just might discover some local treasures!


  8. Read. Winter is a great time to grab a blanket, some coffee and a good book. Catch up on all those books that you have been meaning to read!


  9. Music. Listen to it. Make some. Radio. Records. Cds. Stream it! Music can make anything better!


  10. Last, just keep in mind, Spring is coming!



  1. Great tips! I found myself doing some of the above things the past few days, but I’m seriously over winter, like now! And that is why I am traveling in January and February- tip #6 works for me every single time.

  2. I grew up in the Midwest but have lived in the Pacific Northwest for the past 35 years. Here, winter is my favorite season because I like cooler weather. I remember all the things you pointed out and glad to be here in God’s country! (HOWEVER, I do miss seeing snow!)

  3. Perfect timing. We just had our once a year 1inch snow event that closes everything down. Too early for tax prep so reading and baking just have to fill in the time until that white stuff melts! Thanks for the reminders!

  4. Great suggestions! I’d add “walk outside.” That’s such a mood booster for me and, if I keep doing it, I stay better acclimated to the cold. Also, it feels so good to come into a warm house when I’m done!

    • Walk outside is good..unless it is icy or below zero, which it is here often! Then my adventures out are across the road for the paper and mail…maybe! And yes, it does feel great to come into a warm house!

  5. We have only lately gotten our first taste of winter. Living in the South its nowhere near as bad as you have it. I remember (I used to live in KY) it, but I don’t miss it at all!

  6. I live in California and was intrigued by your title. I think that these are great tips about how to live life – no matter what the weather is like! Thank you for reminding me, to mix it up and keep my life full!

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