Having a toddler certainly makes these winter months a lot more active and fun. But since I work from home and I tend to go into hibernation mode (who doesn't?), I'm setting a few goals to avoid a winter slump.
I'm challenging myself to spend more time outside. I’ve made a commitment to walking to get Benjamin from daycare on days when it's not too cold. It really gives me so much energy for the rest of the day.
Less Screen Time
In the evenings it's easy to just sit in front of the tv, but I'm making an effort to spend more time doing things that make me happy like taking baths, organizing, reading, trying new recipes, etc.
My girlfriends planned a big girls dinner a couple months ago and I know we all felt so happy and recharged afterwards. I'm also making an effort to go for coffee dates with nearby friends that also work from home.
Spend Quality Time with your Partner
We can get very caught up in routine and forget to make plans with our partners. If you can send your little ones off for a sleepover, or just plan a date night. Cory and I both appreciate getting out and doing things as a couple.
Organize and Declutter
No matter what, we're going to spend a lot more time at home in the winter. Organizing and decluttering will make you feel so much lighter and relaxed. Donate your old winter gear, clothes and household items you don’t use.