Anywayyyyys, cold is bad and bad is sad and I am just not enthused about my life in general at the moment. Which is upsetting, because I like being enthused about my life. A few years ago, in March, I wrote a little post on how to banish March melancholy, and I thought I'd sort of do a part 2, to perk myself up and hopefully give you lovely people some new ideas, too.
1. blast the music!!
I like to barricade myself in my room and turn my music up as loud as I can...then I'll either do some writing or just sit on the floor and sing along. It's impossible to stay in a bad mood when you're belting out the lyrics to this song.
2. make lists and small goals to make you feel important and useful.
Usually I have homework to do, so I'm pretty busy, but if I ever find myself with some time off, I tend to wander around aimlessly and get nothing done at all. Your lists don't have to be super long or all full of chores - even organizing the fun things, like blogging or making tea can make you feel like you're getting tons done.
3. drink some tea.
Maybe it's just me (it's probably just me,) but I find colouring pictures really soothing. I'll put some music on or something and just sit there with all the markers and be happy. (I always get really impressed with my coordination, because when I was little I didn't have the patience to colour inside the lines and now all my pictures look so pretty in comparison.)
5. bake something!
I personally love lemon squares (they're so yellow! and yummy!), but these lemon cookies are fantastic, too. I also adore mug cake, and this eggless cookie dough looks delish.
6. watch a movie. or Sherlock. Mostly Sherlock.
|Once Upon A Time is a good option, too.|
So, have the winter blues hit you yet? How do you stay happy when it's so cold outside? Let's chat.