One of the things I love about Winter is the forced slowness. You are given a few more opportunities to slow down and get cozy, catch up with loved ones or catch up on your reading list.
But just because the turn of the new year has come and go and the resolutions are in full swing doesn’t mean we have to speed through the season and leave winter in a hurry! I fully recommend resisting the urge to rush rush rush into the year and make a date for yourself with Winter.
Start off the morning with a warm beverage. Preferably one that forces you to take your time and enjoy the process of making it, like a loose leaf tea or slow pour coffee. It will be even more rewarding when its ready to enjoy.
Cozy up in your favorite oversized sweater. We’re majorly swooning over this Italian wool sweater
from Jenni Kayne…
Making yourself a simple and nourishing meal with seasonal produce is one of the best ways to pay homage to the season and start off your day feeling amazing. During the Winter I love to start the day with some warm steel cut oats, topped with a few blood orange slices, almond milk, a small handful of walnuts and a light drizzle of honey or date syrup. To make it extra special, serve it up in a beautiful vintage ceramic dish
. Trust me, they make everything more beautiful and therefore more delicious.
Another very important item on the Winter “date” checklist is blocking off an hr (or three) to spend some time alone with a book you’ve been dying to get into or listen to an interesting podcast. A guided meditation is always a relaxing option as well. Whatever it is, make sure it’s cozy, peaceful and quiet.
You’ll thank yourself later for taking a moment for self-care before the craziness of Spring is upon us in no time. And who says you can’t make it a weekly occurrence? “Self-Care Sundays” are underrated in my opinion. You deserve it.