1. Home
  2. Inspiration for Your Home
  3. Daily Living
  4. 6 Ways To Embrace Winter

Posts on theantiquedjourney.com may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn on qualifying purchases. You can read the full privacy policy and disclosures here.

6 Ways To Embrace Winter

By Rachel

Share this post. Share the Journey!

Feeling the winter blues? I want to share with you 6 ways to embrace winter!

Winter is in full swing here in Minnesota. It’s cold, cloudy, and snowy! That may make you just want to stay inside and huddle up in a warm blanket but life is too short for that. The Scandinavians refer to a term called ‘hygge’, pronounced ‘hue-guh’, meaning “a quality of coziness that encourages a feeling of contentment”. Winter can be energizing and full of life if you choose to make it so. Here are 6 ways to embrace winter!

sea smoke rising from Lake Superior

This post contains affiliate links. That simply means I earn a small commission on any clicked links at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, I earn on qualifying purchases. Thank you for supporting my small business!

6 Ways To Embrace Winter

  1. Get Outside.
    snowshoeing on a mountain
    Being outdoors in the winter is extremely invigorating. Sure it’s cold but when you have the proper snow gear it is so much fun! Getting outside during the winter keeps you active, gets you daily exercise, and gifts you much needed sunshine. There are many winter activities that you could try including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice fishing, or even just getting out for a walk at your local park. I encourage you to get outside for some fresh air!
    sunset on the North Shore of Minnesota
  2. Engage in a Hobby.
    fly fishing in Minnesota

    Fly fishing is one of my favorite past times as is thrifting. Hobbies are so important any time of the year but especially during the winter. If you already have a hobby such as crafting, baking, or knitting, do more of that in the winter. If you don’t have a regular hobby, find one! Watch some tutorials on YouTube of some things that interest you and then get the needed supplies to start. Hobbies help keep you engaged in a creative outlet during the long winter months.
    a North Shore sunset in winter
  3. Invest In Cozy Items.
    winter textiles on a couch
    This can include things like sweaters, warm socks, wool blankets, and slippers. You don’t need to spend much money to do this either. Go check your local thrift store for cozy items. I find all of my warm sweaters second hand for less than $10. Having warm and cozy items to use on a daily basis will bring you joy all winter long.
    a winter vignette with vintage pieces
  4. Pour Some Candles.
    diy soy wax candles
    Candles are the just the coziest. There is just something about the warm glow of a candle on a cold night that is so comforting. But you know what makes candles extra special? Pouring your own! This is a fantastic winter activity and I have a whole blog post on DIY Soy Wax candles dedicated to creating them. This project is simple and inexpensive and will add extra cheerfulness to your home.
    a vintage light with vintage books
  5. Make Your Space Feel Warm.
    wool Pendleton blanket
    Even though it’s cold outside doesn’t mean it can’t be warm inside! By making your home as warm and cozy as humanly possible, you are creating a space that you can live joyfully in for winter. This can include things like warm lighting, candles, blankets, and plants. Whatever ultra-cozy is for you, do that.
    green plants inside for winter
  6. Sip Hot Beverages.
    a hot cup of coffee
    Drinking warm beverages is quintessentially winter, especially here in the Midwest. Sipping on a hot cup of coffee or a freshly steeped warm tea gives you the oomph you need to keep moving. The adorable mug below is a vintage Longaberger mug that I paid .50 cents for at the thrift store! Find a mug that you love and use it all winter for the life-giving warmth of a hot beverage.
    a hot cup of tea in a vintage mug

I hope that these 6 ways to embrace winter are an encouragement for you! Winter is all about practicing contentment and finding simple pleasures. Try implementing just one idea and see how your mindset towards winter starts to shift. Embrace the here and now!

signature from The Antiqued Journey

Let me know in the comments below how you are choosing to embrace winter!

For more winter inspiration, head over and visit Ann at Dabbling and Decorating and Kelly at The Tattered Pew. Both of these ladies are amazing bloggers and have beautiful ideas to share!

Find more Inspiration For Your Home.

Get creative with some DIY Projects.

Go shopping in The Antiqued Journey shop.

If you are loving my content, please consider signing up for my weekly e-mail to get inspiration delivered straight to your inbox. In return, you will get a free digital download of my ’15 Things To Look For At The Thrift Store.’ I would love for you to be a part of The Antiqued Journey community!

20 Comments. Leave new

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

Hello I’m Rachel.

I’m so glad you are here! Old things are my jam. Antique malls and thrift stores are my happy places.

Here on the blog I love to share my excitement, knowledge, and ideas about all things antique and vintage. Let’s journey together!

If you like what I'm doing, feel free to buy me a coffee to show your support!

Sign me up for the


Sign up for free antique and vintage inspiration, DIY projects, and thrifting tips straight to your inbox.


    My hand poured holiday candles are ready!

    I hope you enjoy them as much as I love making them!