Winter is my least favourite season. Primarily because I feel the cold, and wet weather and grey skies affect my mood. I notice the lack of colour once the last of the autumn leaves drop, everything seems so much more monotone.
So this year I have decided that instead of dreading the season and focusing on the negative, I am going to proactively celebrate what I do like about Winter. Here's my list of all the things I can find winter joy in:
Hot chocolate, especially good quality hot chocolate
Candles - I am going to use candles around the bath, when I practice yoga, or simply to create ambience around the home
Wood fires, and being mesmerised by the flames
Bright blue skies and crisp frosty mornings - when we have them, I will get outside and enjoy them
Hearty meals, comfort food, winter vegetables
Not having to wax my legs - too much information?
Winter clothes - scarves, layers, boots
Quirky Tasmanian winter festivals - Dark Mofo, Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest. Check them out!
Long drawn out baths
Cosy blankets on the couch, electric blanket on the bed
The extra cuddles I get from my cats
Snuggling under the doona on Sunday sleep-ins
Snow, and the purity of white
What's on your list this winter?