Winter Rituals

With snow coming soon, I have to prepare for hiding away all winter long. I don’t like being cold, and without the sun around as often, I tend to find myself becoming a shut in, or hermit even.

Lately I’ve been doing small workouts to try and keep me both in shape, and motivated throughout my day. I have a 10lb weight that I use, and I just do small exercises but I find it really helps. Even just the idea of pulling myself out of bed because I “have to do this” can be a great motivator to doing anything. Don’t get me wrong, working out sucks, but doing these little things every day really gets you into the routine and then you don’t stop. Plus, my butt is looking better now that it’s been almost a month and if that isn’t the dream then I don’t know what is.

Baking is something I’ve always wanted to get into, even though I don’t eat sweets, and winter is the perfect time. The delicious smells, and warmth of the oven just fills a house right up. I’ve never made anything worth writing home over, but I’m going to try this year I think. I’ll share links if I do, but I’ll probably share them on my Pinterest. I have a rather large cooking board I know, but this year I’m going to start using it.

Keeping in touch with any of my friends while being shut in and dead half the time is super hard, so this year I’ve put in measures to bully myself into being social. I’ve set reminders in my phone, and bought some new cards for magic so that I have to go out. How can I show off my amazing new deck if I don’t leave my house? And with my phone going off all the time telling me to say hi to people, I’m going to cave eventually and listen to it. At least, that’s the plan.

Shadow would kill me if I never got out of bed. I feed this little dick and make sure his litter box is clean. So if I just never got up, he’d invade the bed and meow until I woke up. He is such a needy attention seeking floof and I love him.

Winter is a rough season for me mentally sometimes, but i’m going to nip this one in the butt** and not let it get me down. Plus with my new found Starbucks addiction, I should be okay this winter. Got any tips? Let me know! As always, follow me here and here, and I appreciate you all!
Thanks for reading!
— Deryn

P.S. Apparently it’s “nip this in the bud” and not butt. Oops I guess.