November through December are easy months to get through. As the weather turns cold, we start dreaming of the one we’re going to be cozying up with for the season, there are holiday lights adorning all the streets, and the first blankets of snow are white and pristine. However, once the new year has been ushered in, that white snow turns brown and slushy. The excess street salt has stained your boots, and your ‘cuffing season‘ beau has come un-cuffed.
February becomes the hardest month to get through. Seasonal depression is REAL, especially during these 28-29 days. Taking a page from the Danes’ hygge, we’ve come up with a plan, of sorts, to get you out of an all-too-real February Funk.
Set The Scene
Probably the most important part of hygge and staying cozy in February, is to set the scene in your home. We’re talking textured blankets, lots of light during the day, candlelight during the night, and faux fur throws. Pair it all with warm wool socks and a chunky knit, and your scene has been set.
While we like the idea of cuffing season, we’re all independant women here. We don’t need a man to keep us entertained through these last remaining cold winter months. We’re perfectly capable of entertaining ourselves. Run yourself a hot bath, put on a face mask, and indulge in a mini spa day at home. After that, pour yourself a glass of wine, swaddle yourself in one of your cozy throws and boot up Netflix. We recommend catching up on 90s classics (read: Clueless). From there, if you’re in the mood, light scented candles all over your room and enjoy your own company. There are so many new vibes out there, so spend the night getting to know yourself and what you like. You’re setting yourself up for the best sleep of your life.
Entertain Your Friends
If you’re in the mood for some company, call up some of your nearest and have a mini dinner party. We like to do like the Swiss and invite friends over for a Raclette dinner. Not only is it the easiest to prepare, but the dinner is meant to be long and slow and sprinkled with great conversation. String twinkling lights along the bookshelves, have friends bring the wine and put on a playlist inspired by the 90s films you just watched. When the nights over, be glad you’re friends are the one searching for cabs in the cold. You’ll be already wrapped in a throw and ready for bed.
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