Wintertime is officially around the corner. We can tell just by looking at how the days are getting shorter, colder, and darker.
Yeah, most people prefer to consider this time of the year to be jolly and have a good time with friends and family. Unfortunately, it is a little different this year. A large reason could be the pandemic.
We have to say that staying positive during the winter season isn’t easy even in a good year. Just imagine how challenging it might be now that we have this COVID situation.
But we don’t want you to lose hope. There are lots of things you can do to make the cold months more bearable.
Join A Project
Keeping yourself busy would be a good idea. It can be any kind of project. If you are the analytical kind of person, you may want to check out some paid projects on Upwork or any other freelancing network.
Not only will you be able to learn some new skills in the process but you also have the opportunity to make money during winter. That is not something people have the luxury of doing unless they intend to stay in the office.
Most importantly, you will be able to expand your network. It may be an online gig but you never know. You could make some new friends out of this new project.
Of course, joining a project is not just about making money. You can also join a project for a bigger cause. Maybe you can join movements that are aimed at helping people that were affected by the pandemic.
This will make Christmas feel fantastic because you will feel connected with millions of people. You will feel that you are living a life bigger than yourself.
Think about something that you’ve always wanted to do. Some people always wanted to work on their personal journey but never had the resources or time to do so. Well, now is your time.
You can look for a book club or perhaps a yoga program. The latter will surely keep your spiritual life elevated and overall attitude very positive.
Start A Journal
You may not know it but you have a story to tell. Most people may not be interested in your life but it sure is going to be interested to have to listen to yourself tell a story.
Of course, we don’t mean this in a literal sense. We don’t want people to go around thinking that you’re crazy.
What we can recommend for you to do is to start a journal. Trust me. It’s not as easy as it sounds. If this is not something that you are used to, it can feel weird listening to what your mind has to say let alone write it on a piece of paper.
It will take some practice before you are able to incorporate this into your own life. And the wintertime is the best time to start practicing.
The journal doesn’t have to be really long. It can be just some short updates of how you are doing on a day-to-day basis.
It can be a handful to practice this habit but you won’t regret it because you will benefit from this in the long haul.
As you start journaling your thoughts, you will come to know yourself a whole lot better. You may have not even realized that you know too little about yourself until you try this out.
You will become your own best friend. All of a sudden, you will realize that you don’t need people the way or to the extent that you thought you did.
What will happen basically is that you will become a positive person not just during winter break but for the rest of your life. Of course, you still need to maintain this habit for the rest of your life. But that doesn’t matter because journaling is such as easy task. It will most likely take less than 5 minutes.
Create A Healthy Routine
The great thing about taking your life into your own hands is that you won’t be affected by external events too much.
A lot of people think that this is close to impossible but that isn’t the case. As a matter of fact, there are lots of people out there who are living successfully and happily despite what is happening around them. Don’t tell yourself that some people simply just have everything in life.
In reality, that really is not what is happening. The reason some people are happy and some people aren’t is that there are only very few people who bother to create and maintain a positive, healthy routine.
A healthy routine doesn’t have to be too outrageous. It can be as simple as drinking a glass of water every morning as soon you wake up. It could be fixing your bed right after you take the sip of your water followed by a 10-minute meditation.
Just by having these habits, you will have a fresh and positive day from the start. Of course, when you are finished with your meditation, we highly recommend that you also add writing your top 3 priorities as a habit.
This is important. If you don’t have this kind of intention to be productive at the start of the day, what will probably happen is that you won’t get anything done and you’d go to bed feeling frustrated. And when you sleep like this, you can bet that you’d feel disappointed and tired the moment you wake up.
And do you know what happens next?
That’s right. The cycle repeats itself. That being said, make it a habit to create and stay firm in your healthy routines.
Well, that’s not so hard. You don’t have to be some kind of genius to stay positive during winter or for the rest of your life. What you need are dedication and consistency. As long as you have that, you can tackle anything, even this pandemic.
What are you waiting for? Get out there and spread the positivity this wintertime!