For much of the world, the holiday season is one that is filled with cold weather. Some people love the cold weather because it means they get to bundle up in scarves and sweaters and hit the mountain to spend hours embracing their favorite winter sport. For others, the winter season is met with dread. Driving in the snow, being cold all the time, and having more days of overcast skies than sun is a reality that is hard to swallow.
For either party, there is no arguing the fact that the holiday season is a time where the weather cools down. Sometime climate have a more significant change than others, but in the end, the drop in temperature means that things can get a big uncomfortable for all parties involved. If you’re wondering how you can make yourself and your family more comfortable during this holiday season, here are 3 things you can do:
Evaluate Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Having a cold house all the time isn’t fun. When you’re indoors, you’re supposed to rest in the fact that you can run around in t-shirt and shorts and not have to worry about what the weather outside is looking or feeling like. Unfortunately for many, the winter months greet you indoors as well as outdoors. If you want your family to be more comfortable during this holiday season, evaluate where your home’s energy efficiency is at. Do you need to get some double paned windows installed to keep in the warmth you’re paying precious money for?
Focus On Family Time
The holiday’s are a time meant to be focused on family. If you’re busy the rest of the year, make sure you’re taking the time to really show your family how much you love them. Work on relationships and communication with one another. There is nothing that will ruin a holiday faster than family tensions. To be able to make everybody feel comfortable during the season, try and do things together as a family unit. Play games, watch movies together, build snowmen, and do everything in your power to seize the magic of the holiday season…because it won’t last long.
Embrace the Warm Foods and Beverages
The holiday’s are guilty of making the average person gain about 5 pounds. Maybe that’s not a big deal, and maybe it is, but in order to make your family feel more comfortable during this season, ditch the iced coffees and the cold pasta salads and cook homemade meals that are warm and bursting with rich, fall flavor. Try different soups, break out the crockpot, and try out alternative ways to make the comfort food you enjoy during the holidays more healthy. Make apple cider from scratch. Make chai tea from scratch. Comfort is relative…figure out what works for you and your family and make this holiday season the best yet!