Today is the third Monday of Jan and that makes it the official “Blue Monday” I am never sure I truly believe this made up day, they say its called the saddest day of the year over all.
I disagree for many reasons, I think that everyone has their own much sadder days and we do not need to be told that a certain winter day to be given this name. Do you find Blue Monday is in fact a hard day or time of the year for you?
I think the important thing in winter is getting in natural sun whenever possible. Open the curtains, clean that glass and let that winter light pour in! Each day I am gaining 3 more minutes of daylight and I enjoy every single one of them. I made a point of opening the heavy heat/cold blocking winter curtains and my house right now is flooded with light, the new wall with its window in the kitchen has been just amazing!
I would like to say that I have been able to get outside because the truth is that is the best thing to do in winter, it does not matter if its sunshine or overcast, getting out there is the best choice possable. Walking the dogs, shoveling as needed, winter chores, or for those without farms, snowshoeing, winter skiing, winter hikes, winter horseback rides (the footing is great right now with the new snow falling and milder temps)
I have had some sitting bird taking time and I have gotten out once in the past weeks for a forest drive with hubby. It was lovely to see the trees, I can not wait till I can spend more time outside. Have you been able to get out and get some winter fun time in? or are you enjoying winter chore time?
Feeling Blue Monday? I hope you can get outside for a walk, Can’t take a walk? I hope you get outside to sit in the sun and look at the birds or the trees or your yard and have a cuppa. Not well enough to get outside, then open your curtains and let the sun in!
Onwards we go and slowly at here on the homestead, the sun stays just a bit longer each day and for that I am grateful.