How to Get Cozy This Season


*INITIATE FREAK OUT SESSION BECAUSE CHRISTMAS IS BASICALLY HERE AND I AM NOT READY*

I know this time of year gets super hectic and it gets harder and harder for us to find time to sit down and have a moment of peace. That is why I think it is important to remind ourselves to relax and have a few moments of cozy silence.

I know I tend to talk more about introverts here but if you are an extrovert and all these tips sound like heaven to you, please let me know! I love learning about people and their personality types. Also; I may mention a few things that are Christmas related but this post is directed toward anyone, regardless of holiday celebrations.

Without further ado... Shall we?

How to Get Cozy While The Whole World is Freaking Out 


i. wake up early 

I woke up the other day while the whole outside was drowning itself in a winter wonderland. It was so beautiful, and the whole house was silent so I made myself a cup of cocoa and had a mini photoshoot with Ravenquill Press's book club pick. Doesn't my hot chocolate look so yummy? And I didn't burn my tongue on it this time! Yay, me!

I wouldn't necessarily say that I had woken up early, but I will say that getting up before everyone else is such a good feeling. You get to have some time to yourself and you can spend it any way you want. I feel as though this really helps get you prepped for the rest of the day. Plus, if you treat yourself to some coffee or cocoa or tea right when you wake up, and have some quality fun time with yourself, you'll start feeling a little more eager to wake up in the morning. 



ii. find a comfy resting place next to the Christmas tree and READ

Well, I'm fairly sure this is a given... But reading is the #1 key to getting cozy. Set aside at least one hour of your day to grab your current read and dive into it. I've found that I am a lot calmer and more relaxed after I have had a good reading session. It kind of helps prepare you for whatever else your day has to bring. Plus, reading it next to the tree with its twinkly lights makes me want to cry tears of joy (I can be a bit dramatic, okay?).

ORRRR... Make sure that you read right before bed. Set everything aside (i.e. to-do lists, electronics, worries, etc.) and climb under the warm covers with a good ol' book. Sometimes it's nice to turn down the heat a bit and get yourself warm by swaddling up in a fluffy blanket. Wow, I think I'm putting myself to sleep while writing this. IT JUST SOUNDS SO NICE AND COZY, AM I RIGHT??



iii. get outside

Nothing makes you appreciate the warmth like enduring some cold. So, get outside. Play in the snow (if you have any). Go for a long walk until your cheeks are pink and you can't feel your fingers. Then get back inside and get warmed up. Grab a blanket or take a hot shower. You'll feel 100000000000% more amazing.

Challenge: Every winter I make sure to go outside at least once after midnight. If you live in a snowy climate it's best to do this while it's snowing or right after it has snowed because, let me tell you, it is one of the best feelings in the world. You step outside and the cold stings your skin but it feels amazing, and the whole world is extra bright because the moon's light is reflecting against the snow. You look up at the sky and you get one of those excited feelings like this is it. Tomorrow, everything changes and you are a whole new person, and you've just discovered who you really are. Things just got deep in here, my dude.



iv. snuggle with your pet

Your pet loves you. You love them. NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO SNUGGLE WITH YOUR FURY FRIEND. (Rhyming was not intended. I'm just that awesome.)

And if you don't have a pet, go grab that teddy bear. Don't have a teddy bear? I'll lend you my stuffed monkey. Just snuggle for pete's sake!



v. a few more suggestions...

- watch a movie with the fam
- listen to instrumental christmas music (this is the best)
- journal next to the tree
- wear fuzzy socks
- make snowflakes
- count your blessings
- read the fam a bedtime story
- do all of the above preferably next to the tree because christmas trees automatically make everything 1000x cozier

Ahh, don't you feel so much more cozy now? Yes? No? Maybe? Let me know.

xx Kenzie

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I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and happy holidays! WHAT ARE SOME WAYS YOU LIKE TO GET COZY? Was this post just an excuse to fawn over this beautiful season? You betcha! 

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  1. Yes, all of this!! Except the snow. I live in the south. Texas, to be exact, so we only got snow for one day, which was freaking awesome. But aside from that, yes to the fuzzy socks and reading books and being by the Christmas tree. I can't believe another year is wrapping up. WHERE THE HECK DID 2017 GO?!!

    Another awesome post! Amazing job. <3

    ~Ivie
    iviewrites.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, Ivie!

      Oh my gosh, I saw that! I'm very happy for the people who live in Texas, everyone seemed very excited about the snow. ^-^ I don't know why, but there is just something magical about snow that I want everyone to experience! Except for when it gets brown and mooooshy. Eck, that's the worst kind.
      I KNOW RIGHT?! IT IS INSANE! But I am excited for 2018.

      Thank you so much for reading! It means the world to me. <3

      xx Kenzie

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  2. This post was like a warm hug! Loved it! I totally agree that Christmas trees and lights and just the season in general makes everything 100% more snuggly. Also: CHRISTMAS PAJAMAS. AND PLAID BLANKETS! These are the things glorious winters are made of, my friend. This post was rad. I feel super cozy now. And I really wish it was snowy here so I could take an after-midnight walk. Maybe one day! :)

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    1. Hi, Erin!

      Asdfghjkl, ahh, I'm so glad to hear that! I feel like I have officially succeeded in giving an actual internet hug. *celebratory emojis* AND CHRISTMAS PAJAMAS ARE THE BEST! My mom used to get us christmas pjs every year and we would wear them on christmas eve whilst waiting for santa. ^-^

      Thank you so much for reading! I couldn't agree more. I am so glad I could make you feel cozy. <3 Yes, I hope you will be able to do that. :)

      xx Kenzie

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  3. AHH I was going to do a post similar to this, I LOVE coziness, because... who doesn't? THIS MADE ME FEEL SO FESTIVE. Gorgeous and warm post Kenzie <3

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    1. Hi, Noor!

      YESSS DO IT! I would love to read what you come up with. <3 Pft, I know right? ;) EEEP, I'M SO GLAD IT DID! Thank you so much for reading. <3

      xx Kenzie

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  4. wow this is pretty much everything BLESS U KENZIE

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    1. ASDFGHJKL BLESS YOU, OLIVIA, FOR BEING SO AWESOME! <3 And thank you so much for reading. <3

      xx Kenzie

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  5. This post made me feel so cozy! I love when I can just sit with comfy socks and a blanket and got chocolate and just read. It’s the best feeling. :)

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    1. I am so happy that I could do that for you! <3 And YESSSSS, I could not agree more! Thank you so much for reading. :)

      xx Kenzie

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  6. Reading this post needs to be on your list too because it sure does make me feel like I am doing something cozy! I loved this list! Thanks for sharing. Also your right... How is Christmas almost here?...
    Simply Me

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    1. Hi, Vanessa!

      Awwww, that made me smile! Thank you, I am very happy to hear that this post makes you feel cozy. ^-^ I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

      xx Kenzie

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  7. OK but reading this made me feel so Christmas-ey and cozy and warm so??? I guess reading this post is also a great way to get cozy???? xD

    BUT REALLY I loved this post! I definitely want to try going out after midnight sometime. That's such a cool idea. Maybe on winter break? *nod*

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    1. ASDFGHJKL WOW, THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY BECAUSE BEING COZY IS THE BEST. <333

      Thank you so much for reading! I am so glad you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it. ;) And yesss, I highly recommend. :) As long as you are safe and bundled up! Because it can be very cold at night. ;)

      xx Kenzie

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xx Kenzie