Or maybe you are curious about your past. Find out where your ancestors came from, as best you can. Then learn about those places. What’s it like there this time of year? What did people eat? Cook some dishes to get a taste of their lives.
Even consider learning a bit of the language. Apps like Duolingo provide access to languages from all continents.
Expand your mind through writing. Do a daily free-write, setting a certain number of minutes or pages. Keep it short and simple, and don’t judge what you write. Look at fiftywordstories.com for storytelling.
If you feel isolated, find ways to spend time around other people. Libraries, community centers and coffee shops are easy ways to get human contact.
Manage your environment to provide stimulation to all your senses. Wearing colorful clothes or having vivid colors in your home or office brings a dynamic visual energy.
Add pleasing aromas to your setting; for example, simmering spices on the stove or using essential oils.
Spend time with family and friends. If weather precludes getting together in person, hang out on the phone for a while. Or surprise people with an old-fashioned handwritten letter.
In the end, love winter! Enjoy the freshness for it’ll pass soon enough. Spring is on its way!