Monday 10 February 2020

Some books to keep you going through the Winter

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Winter isn't my favourite season. I have lots of ways that I try to keep myself happy and motivated when it's cold and rainy - I even made a list of my favourite things to do in Winter.

Something that I really love to do is to snuggle up under a blanket with a good book, and I have a few non-fiction favourites that I regularly turn to for inspiration, gorgeous pictures, and motivation. I thought I'd share some of them here - these are all books that I can personally recommend as I own them and have re-read each of them many times!

Making Winter: A Creative Guide for Surviving the Winter Months by Emma Mitchell (affiliate link). This lovely book was recommended and bought for me by my sister. It's a chunky hardback packed with beautiful pictures and creative activities for Winter, including recipes, crochet patterns and drawing. It presents a good balance between getting yourself out into the fresh air to spend time enjoying nature at this time of year, and then retreating into your snug home under a blanket with a hot drink and some baked goodies. It inspired me this year to pull out a sketchbook and my old watercolours, and to appreciate the beauty of the season.

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking (affiliate link). I love reading books about Hygge and I love this author, I have his other books too which I can fully recommend! It's a small format book so easy to carry around the house with you, and it also has some lovely pictures. It's great to pick up and put down if you just fancy a quick browse, and there are some lovely tips for introducing Hygge into your life, not just during the winter but all year round. I particularly love the idea of creating a Hygge kit within easy reach containing favourite books, chocolates, comfy socks and so on.

Books to keep you going through the Winter

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo (affiliate link). I've written several times about how I've used the Marie Kondo method in my home, and even though I feel like I'm fairly decluttered I still enjoy picking up the book from time to time and having a look through. It's helps me to feel inspired for the decluttering urge that I usually find is stronger over Winter, after the excess of Christmas and spending more time in the house.

The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell (affiliate link). I love this book about the author's first year spent in rural Denmark, when her husband takes a new job with Lego. It begins appropriately in January during a long, cold and dark winter with a chapter about discovering Hygge and Home, and as I follow her journey through the year it gives me hope that the warmer months are on their way!

I hope that you enjoy my suggestions, I would recommend each and every one of these books!

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