There's a brisk chill in the air, and the holidays are fast approaching. This can only mean one thing: Winter is coming! But there is no need to feel blue; there are plenty of reasons to get excited for this time of year.
1. Comfort Food
No one wants to slave over a hot oven during the warmer months, but in winter, cooking roasts and hot pots of soup are a wonderful treat. And that’s just the cooking. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy good old-fashioned comfort food, like slow-cooked casseroles, soups served with big wedges of crusty bread, and traditional pot pies.
2. Hot Drinks
As the temperature plummets you can also enjoy the warming qualities of hot chocolate, mulled wine, and spicy chai lattes.
3. Winter Fashion
Although you may be sad to say goodbye to your best sundress, you have to admit that winter fashion is something to feel good about. Boots, knits, jeans, scarves — they're all fabulous and coming to a wardrobe near you.
4. Your Cozy Bed
It can be really hard to get out of bed when it's warm and toasty under the covers. Although this might be something to feel glum about on work days, it is something to celebrate when the weekend comes. Even if you can’t sleep in, winter is the perfect time to crawl into bed with a good book or enjoy an early night.
5. Not Sweating All the Time
One of the things we forget during the weary winter months is how miserable the relentless heat of summer can be. Clammy nights spent tossing and turning, showering three times a day, planning your day around the places with the best air conditioner. Yes, it’s going to get cold outside, but at least we won’t be sweaty.
6. Cuddling Up
Who doesn’t love a cuddle with their significant other, a child or grandchild, or a furry pet? Winter is a great time to snuggle up to the ones you love.
This article was originally written by Cat Rodie. For more, check out our sister site, Now to Love.