Keep warm without turning up the heat! you know that simply wearing and seeing warm colours (yellows, oranges, browns, yellowish greens, reds) will help you feel warmer in winter? Well it can! Click here to read more on how colour can change your mood.

I find adding some colour to your outfit can make those cold rainy days feel brighter and happier. Given the cold weather I thought I would share some different ideas that will help you warm up without having to turn up the heat!

1. If you have bare floors try adding a rug, the warmer the colour the better! This tip goes hand in hand with wearing some super cozy slippers or socks.

2. Cook some comfort food: stews, roasts, soups, and casseroles are the perfect winter foods. Not only can you cook them at low temperatures for a long period of time, they also warm you up when you eat them.

3. Speaking of eating, drinking something warm is also a great way to warm up. Try some tea, coffee, or a hot chocolate.

4. Rather then heating up your entire bedroom before you go to sleep try changing to flannel sheets. These hold warmth much better than cotton sheets and they don’t take long to warm up when you get into bed. To help keep the warmth in add some extra blankets on top.

5. Cover your head and feet. Weather you are going for a walk or heading off to bed wearing a hat and warm socks will help your body retain heat.

6. When its going to be sunny make sure you open the curtains and let the sun shine in.

7. Clean like crazy! If you’re running around cleaning your house, doing dishes, and putting the washing on your heart rate is going to increase and you’ll warm up in no time. It doesn’t hurt to give the towels a hug as they come out of the dryer too šŸ™‚

8. Stop any drafts from coming in under doors, you can use a rolled up towel or a light weight door sausage.

9. Get old fashioned and heat up some water for a hot water bottle. Wheat bags are also a good idea to heat up and take to bed to help warm up your feet.

10. Layers. The more clothes you wear the warmer you will be! And once you’re on the go and moving around you’ll find you may not need to many.


About Kathryn

Hello and welcome to the Brick Road Creative Studios blog! My name is Kathryn, feel free to take a look around. I hope you find some helpful and inspiring bits and pieces here.
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