10 ways to Survive the Indiana Cold

Its only November and BURRRR is it already cold! Winter is approaching us faster than we think! Here are some fun tips to stay warm through this cold season!

1. Forget about fashion 

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It’s better to dress warm, no matter how silly you may look, even if you look like Ralphie’s little brother Randy! Be sure to keep your hands and head covered.

2.Drink plenty of hot drinks! 

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Whether it be walking outside or warming up when you come home, you can always warm up with hot chocolate, hot tea, coffee, or hot apple cider!

3. Change the background on your phone.

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Change the background on your phone to something warm like a fire or a beach. It will take your mind off of the temperature.

4. Wear fuzzy socks!

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Wear the fuzziest, fluffiest, colorful, crazy socks you can find! Your feet will sure thank you!

5. Embrace the cold and have fun! 

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If you get into the mindset that you’re going to enjoy the cold, it can actually be fun! Go snowmobiling, build a snow angel, go ice skating, build a snowman, or throw a snowball!

 

6. Create a Netflix account 

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Stay indoors and binge watch your favorite TV show all day long.

7. Buy a Snuggie.

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A “snuggie” is warm and you can still use your hands! If you need a cheap snuggie wear your robe backwards!

8. Plan your Spring Break!

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While your stuck inside, plan your warm getaway! It will be here before you know it!

9. Snug and Snack in bed! 

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Stay in bed all day long! Enjoy some snacks and stay warm!

 

10. or just act like its warm!

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Act like it is warm outside and just get in the hot tub in the snow!

 

 

 

 

 

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& Enjoy the Lake

  Labor Day Weekend, “a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well being of their country.” So what is the best way to celebrate your hard work? Going to the Lake!

There is no better place in the world than relaxing on the water.  Listening to music and soaking up the sun, all while enjoying the beautiful view around you. You get a nice tan and never get too hot because you have the cool breeze blowing through your hair riding around on the boat. But if you do start to feel the heat, no worries just jump on in!

Go tubing, skiing and wakeboarding with your friends even though you may feel it tomorrow! Try to catch a fish for dinner or just go out to eat on the lake.

There is no dress code and you don’t have to worry about bringing a watch because you run on lake time! Enjoy the ones around you and share a few laughs. Take a nap, enjoy the sunset, and take a lot of pictures because these memories will last a lifetime.

So this Labor Day, put your feet up, take a break, sit back and relax, and enjoy the lake.

Don’t Worry Be Happy

This week I attended Ag Media Summit, which is a meeting of ag industry’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and ag communicator specialists. Going into the Summit I hoped that I would make a lot of great contacts within the ag industry, which I did and I could not be more thankful for  that opportunity but little did I know that the keynote speaker, Craig Zablocki (who was not in the ag industry) would make me think about life completely different.

He spoke about how people lead by example.. He did an exercise where he told everyone to make a fist and put it on his or her chin but when he said that he put it on his cheek. A group of highly educated leaders did not listen to him, but did exactly what he was doing on stage… putting their fist on their cheek. As he pointed it out the room was full of laughter.

His next topic was about children. He shared with the group that children laugh around 300-400 times a day! That’s is a lot of laughter compared to the adult who laughs only 15-20 times a day!  Children are not scared to say what might be funny in their head or how they are feeling at the exact moment even if it may sound ridiculous. They have courage to do anything.  They are not scared to speak in front of crowds or dance when they feel like it. They don’t care what others think of them. They are fearless.

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This got me thinking. He was right! Why do we care so much about what others think… why don’t we make ourselves happy? Why don’t we laugh more often? Why don’t we sing in the car more often? Why don’t we smile at strangers? Why don’t we just dance in random places? If you’re having a great day show it! Wake up with the attitude that you’re going to make it a great day! Lead by example have a smile on your face! Say good morning to your secretary or your professor. LAUGH! Why be stressed over something that you can’t do anything about? Start living your life fearlessly! What is the worst that could happen? He then went on to talk about as we grow older our lives as adults become very busy and stressful. We don’t take time to enjoy the moment in life we are living. We don’t take steps out of our comfort zones because we worry about what others think. We constantly worry about things that are completely out of our control.

Are you going to have a bad day here and there? Yes we all do. But don’t dwell on it. Its in the past. You cant do anything about it. Live in the moment!

Spend time with your family.

Be silly with your friends.

& Enjoy life.