Feb 27, 2019

Wintertime Pick Me Ups

I used to really like the Winter. But after we had kids, and the yucky germs that get them and us sick, we have had a little different perspective on cold weather. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been looking for some wintertime pick me ups. So I thought I would compile a list!

Wintertime Pick Me Ups

  • Fresh flowers in the house. After the festivity of Christmas and Valentine’s Day, things just seem really dreary. I normally pick up an inexpensive bouquet of flowers from the grocery store and then divide them into smaller groupings of flowers. I  like to put them in my bedroom, kitchen and living room.
  • Working Out. This provides so many benefits physically and emotionally. No matter what time of day you can go, its always a good idea to get in a moderate workout.

  • Dinner Parties. If you like to host or have a friend that likes to host, then get together with a few couples. We have done this before and its so fun. You can all pitch in for a sitter and have the kids at one house or a basement den if you have one. The point is to get together and have fun with friends.
  • Fresh indoor plants. Besides increasing the quality of your environment, plants just seem to perk people up. If you don’t want to water real plants, check out these artificial succulent plants.

  • Have a game night in at home. Make some fun snacks and include the kids. Our favorites are Sorry! Game, Candy Land, Trouble and Connect 4 Game They will have lots of fun and also learn a few things from mom and dad on winning and losing. Need some new games? Here are Amazon’s most popular board games.

  • Paint your nails. I normally take a break from toenail polish in the winter, but adding a fun color in your favorite hue to your fingers or toes can be pleasant to look at. I really like OPI’s new OPI Infinite Shine collection of colors. It wears a few more days than regular polish without using a light to cure and it removes easily with polish remover.

  • Diffuse essential oils. If you’ve read much at all on this blog, you know I love to diffuse essential oils, Young Living Essential Oils more specifically. Citrus oils are among my favorite to uplift my mood on dreary days. Here is one of my favorite diffuser recipes called {Candy Shop} 4 drops Citrus Fresh and 4 drops Spearmint. It’s fresh, happy and uplifting!

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  • Accomplishment. I don’t know about you, but cleaning out a closet or going through something that needs attention makes me feel good. As a matter of fact, when 3 of our 4 kids were sick this past weekend, I cleaned out my closet and it made me feel good to accomplish something. Now is a great time to do indoor organizing and purging! Check out my version of Tidying Up from Marie Kondo’s Netflix series.

  • Take a walk outside. Yes, bundle up and get some fresh air! Then enjoy a hot cup of tea or cocoa if your not a coffee drinker.

  • New Pillows. Trust me, just a couple new home accessories can brighten up dull indoor spaces. Check out these cool decorative throw pillows below. My personal fav is bright yellow pillows! See my husband and Essie on the couch when she was just a little toddler, and my pretty yellow pillows. 🙂


What are your favorite wintertime pick me ups?

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2 thoughts on “Wintertime Pick Me Ups

  1. Upbeat Music is a great way to put a little kick in my step. Praise and worship lifts my spirits and 80’s or Hiphop favorites help me get up and be productive.

    Laughter is another favorite! Tickle or pillow fights with littles, a comedy show or simply sharing a funny happening with my spouse is enough to lighten the mood and let the giggles happen.

    1. Yes! Upbeat music is so good to lift my mood too. How did I forget that one? And laughter, yes a good comedy.

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