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7 Ways to Enjoy Winter When You’re Not a “Winter Person” Wit and Delight

We were hit with late November to January weather and Minnesotans were not happy about it. As special as the change of seasons can be, we experience times of year that can test even the hardiest northerner.

I’ve found that doing what I can to change my attitude about winter weather is often just as effective as taking a winter vacation. So if you’re ready to embrace the place where you live, try some of my ideas for ways to enjoy winter below.

Ways to Enjoy Winter When You’re Not a “Winter Person”

1. Learn a new activity.

My goal this year is to take advantage of the open golf courses near our house and learn to cross-country ski!

2. Take a winter walk for Vitamin D.

Skip the sunglasses if you can, even if only for a few minutes!

3. Plan.

Planning is important so you have something to look forward to. It can be as simple as having coffee with a friend or as elaborate as planning a week-long vacation. Right now I am planning a cabin weekend with friends in January. Joe and I also booked a spring break trip this year. I’m so excited about both!

4. Accept the difficulty.

It’s true that winter has some tough parts for all of us. Give yourself permission to acknowledge the negative aspects of the season, but then try to develop the narrative beyond them. This leads me to my next point.

5. Create a love list.

Take a few minutes to make a personal list of things you *love* about winter, no matter how small. Then come back to read it again whenever you need a reminder.

6. Get some action.

Do something to get your heart rate up, even if it’s just for ten or twenty minutes. This is one of my favorite mood boosters. Bonus points if you bundle up and ship it out!

7. Prepare your cold weather gear.

I think preparation is key to enjoying winter, especially in places like Minnesota where it gets really, really cold. Having the right cold weather gear to keep you comfortable when you’re outside makes all the difference. These are some of my favorite products that keep me warm:

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