Is it Spring Yet?
“Oh, the weather outside is frightful…”
~ Sammy Cahn
The song might have sounded nice during the holidays, but now the Christmas lights have been put away and there’s nothing outside except a bleak white winter. Will it ever be spring? The answer, of course, is yes, but it still seems like an eternity. How can you survive until then? Well, here are a few ways:
Color. The thing about winter is that there really isn’t a lot of cheerful color around unless you have a thing for white and gray. If nature won’t provide, do it yourself! Get a picture, repaint a wall, dress in bold and gold hues.
Light. We’re all solar powered in a sense, so make sure you’re getting plenty of light. Spend a little extra for some higher-watt bulbs, add a few more lamps- anything to brighten things up.
Smell. This powerful, primordial sense is often overlooked. Add some fragrant lilacs or tropical scents to your work day and see if your mood doesn’t improve.
If all else fails, throw yourself a holiday. Outside of Mardi Gras, the early part of the year doesn’t offer a lot of holidays. Don’t let that stop you. Make your own, complete with your own holiday traditions and paraphernalia. It’s something to make these bleak winds of February a little more bearable.
Believe it or not, Spring is coming. Use these tips to make it through until the thaw.