It's no secret that I love to bake. Baking has slowly become one of my favourite hobbies these past few months. It instantly makes me happier, and even more so when my pastries work out better than I had hoped for. I consider it as a little bit of me-time in the kitchen and having those yummy little treats afterwards makes it even better!
2. Go for a walk
Even though I love snuggling up on the couch inside, I also love to put on warm clothes and go outside for a walk in the crisp winter air. Getting a bit of fresh air is a must during winter, because staying in all day isn't that great for your mood. This might seem very simple but during winter you might start to feel claustrophobic after a while, so call your friends or family, take the dog with you if you have one and get outside!
3. Pamper yourself
During winter I like to plan out evenings where lock myself in the bathroom and have a little pamper session. Prepare yourself a nice warm bath, throw in a bathbomb, put on a facemask and relax. After soaking for a little while, get out of the bath and hydrate your skin well, I feel like my skin needs that extra little bit more attention during winter because of the cold outside. Get in your onesie or pyjamas, make yourself a cup of tea and get snuggly to watch your favourite tv show.
4. Activities with friends and family
Call your friends or family and plan some Christmassy, cozy activities. You could go iceskating, go to Christmasmarkets, go for a drink or plan an evening at home for some parlour games. Usually around December there is so much going on in every city, so there are plenty of things you could do!
5. Embrace the season
Winter is beautiful for its own reasons. The sounds of holiday music, the smell of cinnamon and gingerbread, beautiful Christmas decorations everywhere and if we're lucky: white crispy snow. Try to embrace this cozy season and enjoy it while you can.