Winter is fast approaching, and soon it will be time to snuggle down inside our homes and wait out the cold weather months. That will mean lots of time to find ways to keep ourselves entertained to chase away the winter blues. We here at Canal Winchester Heating and Cooling have a few suggestions to help you do just that. Here are some ways you can stay warm and happy throughout this chilly season:
Let Your Designer Side Out and Get Creative
When you find yourself cooped up inside, use that time to beautify your surroundings. Choose an area or two in your home that could use a facelift and get the entire family involved in a redecorating project. It doesn’t have to be extremely involved or dramatic. Replacing or adding a few items such as lamps, wall decor, area rugs, and tables can give a room an entirely new vibe. Have everyone add their own touches to truly personalize the area and make it a great place for everyone to hang out.
Use the Indoor Time to Get Healthy
Most of the time, the Winter months mean hibernating away and stuffing ourselves with snacky things and comfort foods so that when summertime rolls back around, we’re not very happy with the way we look and feel. Change that up this season. Get yourself and your entire family involved with a healthy, nutritious way of eating. Try out new recipes. Have family members take turns choosing from the new recipes and creating a different meal plan for each night of the week. Pick out some DVDs or a good health and wellness channel and start doing yoga and other forms of indoor exercise. You don’t have to go to the gym to get into shape. Exercise releases endorphins, which are the brain’s natural feel-good chemicals. Eating well and exercising are perfect ways to ensure that you will feel great throughout the blustery winter months spent inside.
Indulge in a Relaxing Bubble Bath
Talk about the perfect way to feel warm and happy! There’s nothing quite as luxurious as a bubble bath to help you relax and let the cares of the day soak away. Make it extra amazing by placing some of your favorite scented candles around the bathroom and turning down the lights. Put on some of your favorite music or choose a great book, pop in your earbuds, and find out how much fun being read to as an adult can be with an audiobook. When you’re all finished, dry off with a fluffy, soft towel and slip into your favorite PJs. You’ll forget all about the nasty weather outside.
Have a Sleepover With Your Best Buds
Who says you’re too old for a slumber party? Give a few of your friends a call and tell them to grab their sleeping bags and pajamas and head your way. Enjoy a night of giggling, watching movies, and pigging out on pizza and chips. Stay up all night and watch scary movies. Spending quality time with good friends is one of the best ways to feel happy and recharge your batteries, especially during the gloomy winter months.
Indulge in Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy refers to the use of scent as a mood enhancer. It can also relieve some unpleasant physical ailments. Placing scented candles or oil burners around your home to warm, scented oils or wax melts will transform the entire atmosphere. Fresh, citrusy scents help the body and mind to feel energetic and revitalized. Lavender and floral scents bring relaxation. Peppermint scented oils and candles can actually help relieve headaches and upset stomachs. With your house smelling so amazing and inviting, everyone who enters it will have a smile on their face.
Show Your Furbabies Lots of TLC
There’s hardly a more heartwarming feeling than cuddling with your pets. When the weather is cold outside and your fur baby curls up next to you for
a nap or in your lab to be petted, all becomes right with the world. Spend some quality time playing with them, brushing them, being silly together, and just letting them know how much you love them. The feeling will definitely be reciprocated. Spending time with animals makes our hearts so full, and it lets them know that they are safe and very, very loved.
Claim and Personalize Your Favorite Spot
Choose your favorite place in your home and make it all your own. All you need is a quiet corner in a comfy room or a spot in front of a window, and you can create your own little private nook. Make it all yours with a comfy chair, warm blankets, decorative pillows, and a small table to hold your laptop as you relax and watch your favorite movies. Add several little touches to make the space all about you. Grab a catnap there whenever possible and allow yourself some time there each day to refocus and recharge your batteries.
Be sure to keep everyone in your home safe, warm, and happy by scheduling a complete HVAC inspection and cleaning before the arrival of cold weather. Making sure your furnace is ready for action when the weather turns ugly gives you peace of mind knowing that you and your family will be safe and comfortable throughout the winter months. Give Canal Winchester Heating and Cooling a call today at 614-524-4737 or visit us on the web at www.cwheating.com/schedule-now/ to schedule an appointment for your HVAC inspection by one of our licensed technicians.