Winter Months

January 7, 2019

It can be hard to enjoy January and February. After three major holidays in little more than a month, the new year feels like a drag.

So what can we do to make the months seem shorter and less dreary? The answer is to make it fun.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Host an arts and crafts night with friends. Serve simple snacks and hot drinks. Remember, they did not come for the food, but for the fellowship. Keep it simple.

  • Bake cookies and donate them to a homeless shelter. Try out a new recipe.

  • Start volunteering at a place you believe in.

  • Make popcorn and settle down for a favorite movie. Even better, invite a few friends over to share the evening with you.

  • Teach yourself a new skill. Youtube is great for learning new things, and the mental exertion will leave you little time to complain about the cold.

  • Perform at a local talent night. Often coffee shops will host new and upcoming singers/comedians.

  • Houseclean your messiest room. Bonus: housecleaning doubles as exercise. It's a two-for-one deal.

  • Join a community choir, band, or orchestra.

  • Perform a random act of kindness every day for a week.

  • "Adopt" a young person and pour love and time into their lives.

Often this time of year, I find myself becoming self-centered, focusing not on what joy I can give to others, but on keeping myself comfortable and cozy in my personal world. This year, I want to break that tendency, and I'm inviting you to join me.

 

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