Whether it’s winter, a storm, or maybe just a random drop in temperature, you need something to stay warm and comfortable. You wouldn’t want to suffer from colds or hypothermia, right?
The best part of getting cold weather is the fact that you can snuggle up in blankets, light up fires, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Now, that’s something you can’t do on any normal day. So, layer your clothing and grab some wood to burn.
Prepare the hot beverage
Who doesn’t like hot chocolate on a stormy day? But what else could you get from drinking the hot drink? Hot chocolate has twice the number of antioxidants found in red wine. It contains serotonin, which acts as a mood-booster and anti-depressant. This drink is perfect for a cold and gloomy day. And would you believe that hot chocolate can also reduce the risk of heart disease? Not only are you getting warm; you’re also doing yourself a favor by getting something healthy.
If hot chocolate isn’t your thing, you can always try something else, such as a cup of coffee or a bowl of soup. What’s important is that you consume something hot to help warm up your body, with the added bonus of getting full at the same time.
Get a fire going
If you’re in a place like Utah, you definitely need a functional wood burning stove to stay warm. If you have a fireplace, that works too. Sometimes hot cocoa won’t deliver the heat you need. Sometimes, you need a fire to stay comfortable. While a fire’s burning, you can even roast some marshmallows and chocolate to make indoor smores.
Be sure to stock up on some firewood. You’ll never know when the next temperature dip might happen. When that time comes, you’re well prepared and ready to brave the storm with a fire and some hot chocolate.
Suit up and layer up
Don’t forget about wearing the right type of clothing when you’re experiencing the cold weather. You definitely wouldn’t like strutting around town in a sleeveless shirt while a storm’s raging above you. If it’s raining, get a raincoat and wear thermal clothing to stay warm. If it’s snowing, get your snow gear on. Wear clothes that are appropriate for the weather you’re experiencing. But if you’re safe and sound inside your home, you only need a warm sweater and some thick blankets.
Cook something great
While everybody’s getting cozy, you should probably prepare something good to eat. Soup is always a good starter, or perhaps some porridge for a heavier meal? Whatever the dish, you and your family will be more than okay with a full stomach.
For even more fun, you can bake some cookies to go with your warm drinks. A little sugar wouldn’t hurt anyway.
Who said staying indoors would be such a bad thing? There are many things to do and we’ve barely even scratched the surface. Always remember to stay warm and safe during the cold days.