I have only lived in areas where there are four seasons. Winter hasn’t always been fun for me until I learned to EMBRACE it.
I love the warmer months but have really grown to appreciate the beauty of winter. Winter can be a time to hibernate (hide) indoors but by embracing it…learn to love it.
Once I started making an effort of enjoying the winter months I quickly realized how much I had missed by hibernating inside. There is so much to do nowadays besides going to the mall…winter festivals, outdoor hockey, outings at city parks with snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating with burning fire pits to keep you warm…endless choices.
You just have to look for them and dress for them (layer up!). Take some homemade hot chocolate with you and bring the dog too.
I love the outdoors as much as I love being in the studio. Taking walks outdoors is one of my favorite stress relievers. I always come back inspired and feeling better …part of creative wellness.
Here are some photos of my recent hike on a local trail. If you like to take photographs, all you need is your camera phone. My instagram photos are mostly from my iPhone so you don’t need a fancy camera to document and share your day.
You just might be missing this where you live.