It’s February, so most of the U.S. is pretty chilly. Even S.E. Texas, where I live is nippy in the morning and evenings. I’ve turned on my little heater under my desk that keeps my feet warm while I write. I bundle up when I walk in the mornings. So, I was thinking about ways to stay warm and beat the cold. So, I did a little research online. If you live in a cold climate, you’ve probably already tried a lot of these already, but I thought I’d share them anyway.
- Bundle up, layers are best. It’s easier to regulate body heat than turning up the thermostat.
- Turn on your ceiling fan. Warm air rises to the ceiling. Run your fan on its lowest setting in a clockwise direction to push the warm air back down to where you can feel it.
- Switch between hot and cold in the shower. Hot showers immediately warm you up, but cold showers improve blood circulation between your skin and organs.
- Replace thin curtains with heavier wool or fleece drapes in the winter. But be sure to open them on sunny days for free heat.
- Bake! Using your oven heats up the whole house. You’ll feel even cozier if you invite friends—and all their body heat—over to eat four dozen cookies.
- Use a humidifier. Make your home feel warmer in the winter by using a humidifier to add moisture back into the air. It also helps keep winter skin soft and moisturized all season long.
- Curl up with a good book, a fuzzy throw and a hot cup of tea or coffee.
- Or you can disregard all of the above if you cuddle with a smokin’ hot guy.
How are you staying warm this winter?