I needed to make this list for myself. To remind myself of what to do in order to overcome this bone-chilling weather. It’s cold around here! Here’s this week’s Friday’s Five:
Five Ways to Deal With Crazy-Cold Weather
1. Eat more warming foods.
According to Eastern medicine and theory, it’s this time of year when we should comfort our body by eating foods that warm you: squash, onions, coconut, dates, walnuts, mussels, chicken, cinnamon, coriander and rosemary. Check here for a list of more warming (and cooling) foods.
It’s amazing all the ailments “breaking a sweat” can help. Exercise is a mood booster and endorphin pumper. I barely notice the cold temperatures when I’m in the middle of a great workout.
3. Sip on warm beverages.
I try and drink lots of water, but this is the time of year when I need other options. Coffee, tea, warmed milk . . . And hold the mug with both hands. That part is key. It’s so soothing, and I warm up much faster that way.
4. Make time to cuddle with a warm blanket, sit by a fire or hang out in your coziest slippers.
Sometimes, in the rush of the day, I forget to take the time to allow myself to warm up. Does that make sense? I just keep muscling through my routine. Instead, I try to remind myself to slow down, and do something that will be comforting, relaxing and warming.
5. Something to think about:
Happy Friday! Have a fantastic weekend!