Your winter smile list

The weather might be cold and the days short, but that’s no reason to frown! These fun activities, self-care tips and holiday ideas will bring a smile to your face this winter.


Make a soup with immune-boosting ingredients to bring some warmth to a cold winter night. 


Indulge in a little aromatherapy with a warm bath with salts and fragrant oils.


Too cold outside for a jog? Try an online workout to get your blood moving. You can find videos for all sorts of exercises, from gentle yoga stretches to intense cardio workouts.




Send a care package to a family member or a friend who lives out of state. There’s no better way to let loved ones know you’re thinking about them while spending the holidays apart. Don’t forget to include a toothbrush and toothpaste.


Discover a new podcast. From news to television and movies to poetry, there’s a podcast about everything.


Clean out your closet, and donate gently used coats, hats and gloves to help others stay warm.




Start a gratitude journal. You’ll be amazed how thinking about the things you appreciate can lift your mood.


Instead of making resolutions, think about new adventures and experiences you’d like to enjoy in the coming new year.


Have a holiday movie night with mouth-friendly snacks like apples, cheese or nuts. You can find fun holiday movies in any genre — even action or horror!




Decorating a tree or your home for the holidays? Make your own garland this year with popcorn or cranberries.