During the fall/winter months growing up in the north, my family would go into hibernation mode. Every activity involved being indoors. Having snow and below zero temperatures in the weather forecast for weeks made it acceptable to wear dark tones and gravitate to warm,cozy spaces for months.
My husband and I have the same hibernation instincts during this season. Our kids on the other hand, have no clue why we would want to be indoors so much on sunny 70 degree fall southern days. The beautiful blue skies was a top reason for our move down here. Habits are hard break, especially the ones that have lasted for decades.
Here are some ideas we are trying this year to break the urge to hibernate:
- Visit local farms and orchards
- Spend more time outside in the yard (cook, exercise, garden)
- Find local outdoor events (concerts, festivals, movies)
- Take tips from the kid’s school field trips and go as a family (museums, zoo, state capital)