With winter being here in Chicago, cold temperatures, snow
and icy conditions, it may be a worthy idea to practice winter awareness for maximum enjoyment along with fall and injury prevention.
Winter, cold and snow are neither good nor bad. It is part of our four seasons and the rest depends on our perspective, interpretation, awareness and attitude.
We don't need to dread winter. We can adjust ourselves to it and find value and enjoyment in cold conditions.
I personally love winter with its short days, long nights, cold and snow. Reading, writing, healthy cooking, staying in, watching movies and sleeping in more, are just few of the things that can add joy in my winter months.
Just last weekend, I traveled with a few friends to Starved Rock and we had a blast hiking trails and watching frozen waterfalls. We even spotted a few bald eagles. With the right outdoor conditions, proper and warm clothes, I also enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing, or skating in an outdoor ice rink with music; followed up with hot chocolate, of course!! There is so much beauty and enjoyment in winter . . .