From wintery snows that shut-down entire southern states; to mudslides out west; to raging storms with snow, sleet and ice up north; this season’s Old Man Winter just won’t leave. If his ice-cold grip is starting to get you down, take heart, my friend. There are ways to cope, and to release some of your winter frustrations in the process.
- Get out the summer threads. Your spring and summer clothes are begging to be seen; To once again be brought into the fronts of your closets and back into your main bureau drawers. This tip also requires that you begin putting away your winter-wear…don’t worry. We aren’t in a new Ice Age. You will wear those cropped pants and light knit-tops on a regular basis. Soon. (And boots be gone!)
- Visualize the Heat. Remember your last outing to the beach? Or your summer vacation (perhaps to Jamaica?) Get your photo albums out and flip through those balmy pictures of you and your loved ones enjoying the sunny days and hazy nights together. Don’t forget the online albums too! Scroll through your friends’ and family’s summer photos on places like Facebook and Flickr.
- Take a Digital Tour through the Tropics –Google Maps style! Try this: go to Google Maps, type Dunn’s River Falls into the search bar; then click below on the “images” result. You’ll see fantastic, lush tropical pictures of the area. Now, mentally insert yourself into the scenes.
- Take Action … Shop your favorite retailer for some new seasonal outfits. Buy a pair of shorts, a sundress, sandals, or other spring and summer fashions. You could also get that Spring Cleaning done (but where’s the fun in that?) Preparing now for the warm, sunny days to come will boost your state-of-mind and spirit.
- Plan Your Trip to the Tropics. Probably the best activity you can take now to brighten your mood and remove the winter doldrums is to start planning for your next tropical vacation. It’s never too soon to start planning for a well-deserved (&much-needed) getaway. This is especially true if your plans include a larger group or family trip.
Deciding where to go is only half the fun. Of course, we’re partial to Ochi, and know you and your group would have a blast here. But planning what you will do when you get there is also exciting. Dinnertimes are great for starting discussions about your next destination and for planning all the happy and warm times ahead.