Monday, February 1, 2021

What currently is saving my sanity ~ Winter 2021

   Happy February! The week and month are starting off for us with a true snow day with no distance learning assignments for the kids to complete ~ and with me linking-up again with Modern Mrs. Darcy as we share tips to beat the winter blues.

  • Reading always and forever Amen! Joining challenges and stretching my reading muscles, revisiting old favorites and finding them welcoming. One of the blessings of all the 'sheltering in place' last year I discovered Bookstagram, a corner of Instagram with a ton of people posting book reviews.  It has become where I find suggestions and companionship amongst the virtual bookshelves.

  • Journaling prayers & gratitude, and daily occurrences not to be lost in the craziness.
  • Seeking out a good series to binge and watching a couple episodes with Dr. Daddy in the evenings once the kiddos are tucked.  Currently All Creatures Great and Small, and Miss Scarlet & the Duke.
  • Lighting a candle or two in the evening.
  • A weekly visit to a local coffee shop and making a cup of tea as we start homework.
  • Daily Walks!!  Started last spring when I craved some quiet after a day of helping my kids with virtual learning, I have found my evening walk a great help in quieting the voices of anxiety.
  • And seeking out 'what makes it better' for my people.  For example, finding a warm Chai waiting makes the winter morning a bit easier to face for the resident tween: which in turn makes the getting out the door routine smoother for everyone.

What is saving your life this winter?


  1. This is such a good prompt for reflection! Reading, fresh air and little things like candles or coffee are definitely on my list too.

  2. I've been lighting more candles lately too! Reading definitely is on my "what's saving me" list, specifically the Libby app so that I can read books without having to go to the library (which is sometimes closed due to Covid anyway).

  3. When it's warm enough (at least 30 degrees) my best friend and I meet to walk around our small town. I love those 40 minute walk/chats.

  4. I need to start lighting more candles! We just took down the Christmas lights, and I know I'm going to miss them...

  5. These are all wonderful suggestions. I need to be better about trying to remember to do more of these things.