January is a month of getting back into a routine after the holidays, and that is always easier said than done. I find the cold weather months are the best time to take things slow and simple. Remembering to be kind to ourselves and to focus on the little things we enjoy. Here are a few slow and simple living ideas that are perfect for winter evenings, any free time you have or days off.
Bundling up for a short walk with hopefully a bit of winter sunshine. If you can, try doing this in the morning or as a mid-day break. It’s a great way to refresh and focus your mind.
Take a camera or your phone and go out for an afternoon and spend some time taking photos. I find this always helps get the creativity flowing without thinking too much about it.
Learning a new hobby that requires your full attention. There are plenty of tutorials online and cold winter evenings are a great time to try something new.
A deep clean of your space with a calming winter candle burning.
Keeping a gratitude journal with three things you are grateful for each day or writing down small moments that made you happy each day.
Evenings in with friends or family. Cook a homemade meal together and just enjoy each other’s company.
Evenings at home by yourself. Take time to listen and focus on what you need.
Creating a photo book with your favorite photos from the past year. It’s always nice to take a trip down memory lane.