Winter can be a tough time for many of us. The days are shorter. Temperatures are frigid. And the weather is often unpleasant. You may spend a good deal of time staring at the calendar on your phone, just counting the days until spring arrives.
While this time can appear rather gloomy on the surface, it’s actually a wonderful time to enjoy your home and use being inside for long periods of time to your advantage.
Below, we’ll share with you some of the best activities to beat the winter blues and stay positive during this seasonal down time.
Create Your Own Green Space
Fall is so full of bright colors that your eyes get to enjoy a visual feast everywhere they look. Even when the winter winds blow the colorful leaves from the trees, we’re still treated to the bright lights and decorations of the holiday season.
Then, January arrives. All of the colors disappear and are replaced with lots of grays and dull shades. All the same, there’s a way you can brighten up your day the natural way. You can create your own pleasant and welcoming green space by adding plants to your apartment.
While the outdoor plant life is on hiatus, life can continue to thrive and grow in your home. Place a Peace Lily on a table in any room to add a calming mood. A Goldfish Plant creates a colorful focal point for your living room. A cactus in the corner sets the scene for warm temperatures and pleasant vibes.
Whatever plants or flowers you choose, you’re sure to change your mood for the better. Just make sure that any of the greenery you bring into your home is safe for your pets.
“I don’t have the time to exercise as often as I would like.”
Many of us use that excuse. And, yes, it’s often the straight up truth most of the time. However, since you’re spending more time indoors during the winter, odds are that you may be able to find some time to exercise.
While other Brooklynites may still have to bundle up to head to their local gyms, 363 Bond Street residents don’t have to travel far at all. Our on-site fitness center allows you to workout any time that suits your schedule. Plus, you never have to worry about leaving your gym bag at home ever again.
Spend Some Time Outdoors
Ok. Winter weather isn’t the best. It’s cold. The streets and sidewalks can be snowy, icy, or sleet-filled. And by the time the work day is over, daylight has disappeared.
Yet, not every winter day is frigid and filled with foul weather. In fact, winter often offers some sunny and mild days mixed in with its normal routine. When those opportunities arise, it’s time to get outside. Fill your lungs with fresh air. Stretch your legs. Take in the sights of the neighborhood. Whatever you do, get out there and make the most of it. And remember, it’ll be springtime before you know it.
We hope you enjoyed our recommendations for keeping the winter blues away. Whether it’s winter decorating ideas, exercise, or enjoying the neighborhood when weather permits, there are lots of great ways to stay positive this season.
If you are going to spend more time indoors during the winter, it’s always best to do it in an environment that’s comfortable and accommodating. The apartments at 363 Bond Street provide those essentials and more.
Contact us today to spend next winter in your new home!