Winter Survival Guide

The rush of the holidays has come and went and we’re in the thick of winter. We’re all stuck at home with Covid numbers spiking all around and political unrest. There are a lot of things going against us right now, and it’s hard to keep your head up.

Here are some tips to help you stay sane.

Organize

Start the year off by organizing your living space. Start out small and with one room, don’t overwhelm yourself! We started with the pantry, a huge pain point for us. From there, we moved to the holiday decorations, our bedroom, and my office. Here’s some tips:

  • Get clear containers, this way you can easily see what’s in them
  • Put like items together
  • Label each container
  • Everything should have a home

Hobby

This is a great to time to distract yourself with your favorite hobbies, or find a new one. Don’t know where to begin? Here’s some hobbies that you can start:

  • Painting
  • Embroidery
  • Miniatures
  • Reading
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Puzzles

Green Thumb

My tried and true trick for feeling bummed? Buy a new plant. There’s something beautiful about caring for something. All of my plants have names and I talk to them – it makes me very happy. A highly recommend it! Not feeling confident? Start with an air plant. They’re really easy to care for and super adorable. If you live near a Trader Joe’s – they usually have a ton of plants and they’re really reasonable.

At Home Spa

Winter is so harsh on your skin – it’s really important to nourish your skin. Put on a facemask, hair mask, and soak your feet. Make your own bath bombs and take some time to relax.

Volunteer

There are a lot of people who are suffering. If you’re able to – volunteer or donate. It will make you feel better and helps the greater good.

Mail

Since we can’t see our family and friends, send mail! Write letters, send care packages, and reach out. It’s important to stay connected with people for them and yourself.

Serious

In all seriousness, if you’re feeling down and need help – call the National Suicide Hotline at: 800-273-8255.

Keep your head up!

xo

Kim

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