The first snow of the year can be so enchanting and satisfying. But by February, when it’s been months of nothing but cold temperatures and extreme weather, you start to forget what it feels like to bask in the sun and wear fewer layers of clothing.
March 20 marks the first day of the new season and it’ll be here before you know it. In the meantime, there are plenty of different ways to cope with the cold weather and forget about the inches of snow in your yard. Here are some suggestions for distracting yourself and making it through the final days of winter:
- Do Some Online Shopping for Spring and Summer Clothes
You’ve been wrapped up in sweaters and cozy clothing for months, and while it’s been great, there’s probably a lingering desire to take off some of the layers and put on a pair of shorts instead. It might be difficult to predict exactly when you can wear summer clothes again, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start online shopping now! Get in the spirit of better weather by browsing summer dresses, tank tops and new bathing suits.
- Have a Virtual Happy Hour with Seasonal Cocktails or Mocktails
For many, it’s not quite summertime until you’ve enjoyed a drink on the patio. Until better weather comes your way — and COVID-19 restrictions loosen up — you can enjoy a cocktail or mocktail with your friends over a Zoom call. Get creative and share drink recipes with one another so you can keep different options in your back pocket for when you can finally gather outside together again.
- Plan the Ultimate (Summer) Getaway
It’s difficult to say when you’ll feel comfortable enough to go on a vacation again, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning one for the future anyway! Without setting a date, pick a destination that comes with great weather and forget about the winter temperatures for a few minutes. You can come up with your own itinerary based on the type of vacation you’re looking for — whether it’s a relaxing island getaway or a tropical adventure, there’s nothing wrong with using your imagination to envision your ideal vacation while you wait for travel restrictions to lessen up.
- Style Fresh Flowers Around the House
Just because the fresh plants that normally sit outside your house are away for the winter, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring them back to life inside your home. Teleflora has a variety of seasonal and traditional fresh flowers and houseplants you can gift to yourself and spread across your house to exude a more lively vibe during the winter months.