This snow. People. It’s killing me. Ok, I’ll stop being so dramatic, but it’s seriously cramping my style. I don’t mean to be one of those people that blame their energy/happiness levels on the weather but there’s no denying that when everything around you is covered in layers of crusty snow it’s a lot tougher to get up and get shit done. On top of that I’ve been from working home, alone for the better part of 3 weeks. Kids, I’m lonely.
But enough of the bitching, that’s not the point of this post. Instead I want to talk about making your own (metaphorical) sunshine – oh and share some of the food that’s making me and my body happy.
After having a bit of a melt down last night about being cold and lonely I woke up this morning with a resolve to make my own sunshine, weather be damned. Here are a couple of my strategies for operation #makeyourownsunshine:
Savoring my morning smoothie and coconut coffee
This has been my favorite meal/time of the day and I’ll continue to savor it and focus on letting those good vibes guide me through the day.
Painting my nails
Simple and effective. Commence the smiles.
Having regular dance party intervals
Dancing periodically has been making me happier all day. The goofier looking the better.
Tuna salad atop a salad with sweet potato, cucumbers, red pepper, avocado, almonds and paleo/vegan pesto (recipe)
Seeking human contact
This is obvious, but not as easy as a newbie to the city. Luckily my best friend/sister is a walk away and my new roommate is fantastic (hi Karen if you are reading) Skype counts for this one, too.
Drinking ish-tons of water
Water makes my body happy and plenty of bathroom breaks means I’m moving around more often. Oh, and a little Kombucha because this is happy in a bottle <3
Getting. To. The. Gym.
Lately it hasn’t been a motivation issue, seriously I’ve been craving sweat and endorphins, but literally a logistics issue. Driving and especially parking has been so difficult with the mountains of snow everywhere. But if I have to bundle up and walk I’ll do it, hey I’ll be plenty warmed up by the time I get there.
Luckily yesterday I got my sister to workout with me! Humans and gym time? Double win!
Can’t get enough of this combo: kale, smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and pesto (told you I put this on everything)
Follow along with the fun on Instagram
- What do you do to stay positive/sunshine-y during the rough winter?
- What’s your favorite time of day?
As always, thank you so much to Jenn of Peas & Crayons for hosting WIAW every week.