3 Steps to a Simpler Winter
Today marks the ‘official’ start of winter. Well, up in Minnesota, I’d say that boat sailed a handful of weeks ago. We’ve had our below zero nights and our (self-proclaimed) snow days. We’ve shoveled our walks and there are piles of boots, jackets and scarves in all of our entryways. As we soldier on through, what has been a gorgeous, snowy, season we want to share a few of our tips to a simpler, better, winter.
1. Watch the sunrise
With the days painfully short at this time of year we are left to wake up in the dark and fall asleep in the dark. Today the sun slept in until 7:49am and will be gone by 4:35 this afternoon. That’s a whole 9 hours of daylight, leaving 15 of our hours in the dark. It’s dark, but truly amazing. We can watch the sunrise every day. With morning coffee, while walking the dog, on the drive into the office.
2. Go outside
Yes, we know, it’s cold. But SO worth it to bundle up and spend some time in the fresh air. It does no one any good to go straight from a garage to a car to a building, on repeat. There’s fresh air out there and streets lined with twinkly lights. Put on an extra pair of socks and the warmest scarf you have and take a walk in the snow.
3. Make soup
Soup has so many good attributes. It’s warm. Cooking it makes the house smell fantastic. You put croutons in it. There’s always leftovers. And it’s fun to make. Throwing a bunch of veggies and spices into a big pot and you’re set for days.