Fighting the Winter Blues

Winter is unpredictable. I don’t mind the cold really, but what I do mind is a lack of sunshine.

These roses have been blooming beautifully over the past week! Instant happy dance when I see them. (Photo credit: Nisha K. Kulkarni)
These roses have been blooming beautifully over the past week! Instant happy dance when I see them. (Photo credit: Nisha K. Kulkarni)

Winter months seems so long at times, especially when sunshine can be scarce and a total tease. When the gray days seem to go on and on…and on, I daydream of bright sunny days on some gorgeous Goan beach…

…But that’s not always possible, is it?

So why not just embrace winter and just make it as sunny indoors as possible?

The easiest way I can think of doing this is buying fresh flowers. I’ve made a routine of it, and all I can say is that it makes a real difference in my mood, rain or shine.

Other simple things that make winter more fun are large mugs of hot chocolate (with mini marshmallows, please!), fluffy pajamas, indoor movie nights (thanks to iTunes + Netflix) with delicious takeout and comfy-cozy midday naps.

How do you fight the winter blues?

This week, I’m also lovin’:

Serendipitous emails + rockstar working weekends! + a desire-fuelled, new way to organize my days + browsing the fantastic newness at the local Barnes & Noble and a salesgirl’s comic shock that I don’t want to read 50 Shades of Grey (Hilarious! You had to be there!) + crossing the street and the bliss of a tall, soy, extra-hot caramel macchiato + long phone dates with my BFF + Yes Please + the elegance and non-fussiness of an all-black outfit + standing straighter and walking more purposefully + the clickety-clack of (low) heels + the soft lights of Madison Avenue at night + oh man, Terry Crews in Blended (LOL!) + watching The Big Bang Theory reruns with my dad + “The Five Funniest Clips from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” + a fuzzy, teddy bear-like blanket + shrimp enchiladas and the crunch fresh tortilla chips + charming city vignette mugs + pink details + a Saved by the Bell reunion + morning FaceTime dates with my hubby ❤

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