Spent the weekend slowly trying to climb out of my Winter Bleh mode.
Nathan helped by surprising me yesterday with a mexican salad dinner, complete with mexican beer, so we could pretend we were right there on the beach. (Ha, yeah right.) But, still lovely to have someone else cut up everything and arrange it in a nice little salad buffet:
That’s romaine lettuce topped with warm corn & black beans, spring onion, fresh tomato, avocado, salsa, and tortilla chips. Would also be great with some vegan sour cream.
Then today I:
-Deep cleaned and re-organized the bathroom. Not fun, but feels great now that it’s done.
-Took a long walk despite it being in the 20’s. Worth it for the fresh air.
-Picked up a Vitamin D supplement. My regular multi says it has 100% daily value, but I was just reading that if you’re deficient (which most of us Minnesotans are!) then you need to take more. Vitamin D deficiency causes lack of energy and depression in the winter, and supposedly you can feel better after supplementing for just a few days.
-Finally took off my sparkly red x-mas toenail polish. I paint my toes maybe once a year, like it for 2 days, and then get sick of it but am too lazy to remove the polish. Two months after I put it on, feels great to have nice clean nails again.
-Keep telling myself to take pleasure in these little things and not think about how far away spring is.
Having little things to look forward to is key. This week had the potential to suck because I’m “working” (nannying for another baby, which I don’t think I’ve mentioned here yet) two full days. A full day with my own ranges from tiring to really fun, but with another one who is not mine and has a tendency to whine… a LOT… can drive me crazy.
But, Nathan got Tues. off work to spend v-day with his ladies, so that’ll be a nice break.
I’m also thinking of splurging on a few hot yoga sessions in the near future. Just the possibility of that cheers me up.
What are your inexpensive ways to get out of a winter funk?