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Create Your Joy Before Winter Comes

By Donna Stark

Feeling a little tired, stressed, and burned out from the past several months we have gone through? Dreading being stuck in home because the cold, dark days are on their way? Sounds like you may need a little pick-me-up, and with the following suggestions, finding the cheer and joy that your soul craves in a time when you least feel it is easier than you think! Take a look.

Change Your Colors

Even though it may involve a good amount of time, changing the wall color in a room (or several rooms) of your home could lift your spirits. Blue tones are known to be relaxing, greens are associated with nature, and neutral or pastel shades can calm even the most stressed. So, choose a color scheme you are in love with, crack a window, and get painting!

Update Your Accessories

If you have been using the same throw blanket for years and are tired of looking at those dusty paintings on the wall, it may be time to update your home accessories. And since you are considering new colors on your wall, the timing couldn't be better! Even a change as small as a new accent pillow, area rug, comforter, or picture frame can make all the difference in the world!

Buy Some Candles

Who doesn't love the flicker of a candle in a dimly lit room and the smell of apple pie or vanilla cinnamon wafting in the air? The outside chill is very real, but you can warm up your home and fill the air with an inviting scent by lighting a variety of candles. Plus, if you choose candles that come in a decorative jar, you can count them in with your accessory update!

Create a Reading Nook

If you are lucky enough to have a window seat, cozy it up with some soft cushions and fluffy pillows, but if not, find a corner in your house that you can transform into a reading nook. Don't wait until the day when you are snowed in though! Start planning this now so when that day comes around, it is ready to go. Choose a comfortable chair, pull out your warmest blanket, keep a basket of favorite books nearby, and make sure there is plenty of light to read.

Creating Your Joy

Don't let the state of the world or the dreary weather steal your joy! Find some ways to add sunshine to your life and bring a little bit of cheer back! It will do your heart some good!

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