Hey Everybody! Welcome to Day 9 of Christmas + New Years’ with A Little Bit of Life!!!! I can hardly believe we only have 5 more days of these holiday posts and I really hope you guys’ have been enjoying all the posts this far, because I know I have enjoyed doing them for you! Today, I am writing to all the fellow canadians, or followers who live in cold climates this post is for you! I am going to be talking about some of the tips I have picked up over the years’ of how to survive those cold winters that we all dread every year because we can survive it together!!! Let’s do it!
I cannot stress this one enough. You MUST, without out a doubt, LAYER your clothing when you are going outside during the winter, especially for long periods of time. This is the best strategy to fight against the cold. Even if you get cold really easily like me, and it is at night during the winter when you feel the coldest, LAYER, LAYER, LAYER, those blankets my friends. And wear long pajama bottoms with cuffs at the bottom so they don’t ride up as you toss and turn. Mitts, hats, scarves, sweaters, heavy coats, and double socks should be your best friends.
#2: HOT THINGS
Hot chocolate, tea, coffee whatever hot drink floats your boat I recommend keeping it on stock during the winter. Get yourself a travel mug so that you can drink it as you walk, bike, or drive to school or work. For me personally, I know this warms me up quick in the mornings when I have to walk through the cold to school. Also, hand warmers work well. Put them in your mitts, boots wherever and they will warm you up! Oh, and heated electric blankets if you can swing it. Those things are blessed. In summary, just surround your body with hot things and you will get warm. It’s physics.
#3: BE PREPARED
Guys, there is this wonderful creation I would like to introduce you to called the weather network app. You can pretty much download it on any device, or if you don’t have a device, there is a thing called the Weather Channel on your tv. There is even a number in some areas that you can call that you will tell you the current weather condition in your region. These things will all do the same thing: which is tell you what the weather is like outside, and what is supposed to be like all day long. Every morning check this app, and if you know you are going outside that day, or even check it the day before, so you can adequately PREPARE yourself to brace the cold ahead. The more prepared you are, the better. The cold will never take you by surprise.
#4: GEAR UP
This kinda ties in with being prepared but make sure, before the season begins, that you have the proper gear to make it through the winter. When winter clothing goes on sale at your local stores go get everything you need to stay warm over the winter. Naturally, the more expensive the things are, the better quality it is, but if you live in a cold climate if you can afford it, I highly recommend you spend the money on the good stuff. Because even though it may cost more, it will last you longer/more winters because it is higher quality, and because it is higher quality, it will keep you warmer over many winters. This goes mainly for things like jackets and boots. For things like mitts, hats and scarves I wouldn’t worry about it as much. But definitely make sure you have several of those things on hand as well.
#5: TRY TO ENJOY IT
Although the cold, long winters kinda suck, there is no point in sitting around being miserable about it. Try to enjoy it and the many ups and downs that it brings because no matter what you do it will keep coming, but in spite of that we can try to embrace it and enjoy the beauty it brings. With this basic tips, if you follow them, you will have nothing to fear anyway! EMBRACE THE COLD MY FRIENDS!
Thanks for reading! Let me know what some of your prime tips and tricks are for defeating the cold in the comments below because I would actually love to hear them! There is still 5 more days of posts left, so don’t forget to stay tuned for the next bit of life I have coming for you tomorrow! Thanks again!
Hope you enjoyed this Little Bit of Life.