Friday, January 30, 2015

Five Friday Winter Warm-Up Tips

Mindful Echo is keeping warm this winter.

It's my favourite time of year! I love winter! I love snow! I love hot chocolate and snowdays and shovelling and mittens and snowmen and skiing and blankets and everything about winter. I wish I could marry winter and just be Mrs. Suzie Snowflake all year long.

When the temperature starts to drop a few degrees, it's easy to stay warm and compensate without touching that thermostat using these quick Winter Warm-Up Tips.

1. Wear your hat.
While scientists may have debunked the myth that most of our body heat is lost through our heads, keeping your cap covered is still a great way to keep away the wind and cold - not to mention, protect your ears from frostbite. Plus, hats are so hot right now.


2. Discover the wonders of wool socks. 
Someone introduced me to smartwool socks a few winters ago and my toes have never been happier.  There's nothing better than slipping into a thick, cushiony pair of wool socks. They'll insulate inside your boots and keep you toasty all day.

3. Love the layers.
While it's not every day that I need to wear longjohns, there's something so comforting about that tight, waffle-knit fabric that I just adore. Tights under snow pants is a tried-and-true trick, as is just wearing an undershirt or camisole. If you're getting really ambitious, you could even get a onesie with a butt-flap.


4. Embrace sweater season.
I can't help but be judgmental in the winter when I go places that have their heaters cranked to allow for temperate t-shirt wearing.  The amount of energy it takes to keep a home warm is far greater than the effort it would take to just wear a sweater.


5. Drink up!
If you've been reading GBP for any period of time, you'll know that we love our coffee and tea here. As far as I'm concerned, winter is just one more great excuse for filling up a mug with the good stuff and warming your body from the inside out.

What else are you doing to stay warm?


Anonymous said...

Wonderfully warming!

I love the gif of the kitty cat wearing wool socks. :D

Great ideas!

I have one more for when days are unbearable.

Pile everyone into the big bed (or couch!), get all the cozy blankies, pop popcorn, and watch a good movie! Toasty!

Mindful Echo said...

THAT'S MY FAVOURITE ONE! Blankets and people piles and beds are my favourite winter days. :)

Green Bean said...

Love the sweater one. Hilarious - but so true. When my family complains about the house, I'm like, pu-leez. Put on a long sleeve shirt or a sweater!

Anonymous said...

I made a pillow filled with dried corn that I warm up in the microwave. Great in a cold bed or just on your lap while sitting. Keeps me toasty warm while the thermostat is set low.


Eco Yogini said...

I also LOVE the kitty with the socks- YAY!

we keep one of my grandmother's quilted fisherman blankets on the couch to cuddle under :)

Betsy Escandon said...

Wool socks with slippers while wearing a slipper is how we keep our thermostat below 70 around here. My bed has sheets, bedspread, wool blanket, plus down comforter. We also keep wool blankets in the living room for TV viewing at night (when the thermostat automatically heads downward). Being pregnant or breastfeeding also work. I didn't wear a sweater or heavy coat for 8 years while in the midst of that. I'm not so into hot drinks, but I love making a hot breakfast to heat up the kitchen and the tummy.

Betsy Escandon said...

while wearing a sweater :P


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