Temperatures are dropping here in the southern hemisphere. While I am not particularly a fan (honestly, I am just not made for the cold weather), there are some things we can do to feel cosier this winter. With us spending a lot of time at home nowadays, here are some things that I do to stay warm and comfy while at home.
- Layer up
Time to take out the beanies, socks, and sweaters, and layer up. I love piling on comfy fabrics (even a bathrobe when I get out of bed) and having a nice, thick, blanket on the couch.
- Have a hot beverage
This is usually the time when I indulge in a mug of hot cocoa. But feel free to choose your favorite hot beverage – a cappuccino, a flat white, or maybe a tea latte, perhaps?
- Use a hot water bottle
You can use a hot water bottle, a microwavable heat pack, or even put some hot water in a glass bottle (you can wrap it in some cloth if it’s too hot) and place/roll it under your feet, or on your back or shoulders. That warmth will feel good on your cold muscles.
- Get as much sunlight as you can during the day
Sunlight is scarce, so I try to make the most of it. I open up all the curtains and let the sunlight into the house. Aside from providing much-needed heat, it also gives me more energy when it’s bright and sunny outside.
- Tone down your lighting at night
At night, when we have finished our dinner and we’re just winding down, we don’t go for super bright lights. We usually keep a lamp or two on, and that’s it. While this doesn’t necessarily keep us warm, it does make our space feel a bit cosier. You can also throw in a couple of candles to have that extra hygge feeling.
- Make your home smell good
An easy way to do it is to diffuse oils. You can have some energising citrus-y scents during the day, and some calming lavender at night. Another way is to bake some bread. Nothing beats the smell (and taste!) of freshly-baked bread. The oven also adds some much-needed heat to the room as well, so that’s a super win!
Happy winter, and stay cosy everyone! 💜