It’s September already, yes the time seems to have gone by if you stop to think about it. It seems like the hot days are more precious now winter is on the horizon.
Mother nature, casting upon us her mighty seasons. Changing the world in a never ending cycle of weather patterns. The winter is harsh, you will shiver and freeze in the outside. But you’re inside, locked in your house or apartment, hunkered down trying to make it another day. Some nights you can’t get off the couch and remove the blankets because the air will freeze you. This time, make sure you use your brain.
Wrap up warm, prevent the shivers and the colds and possible chest infections by padding up with extra layers. That way, you reduce the chance of actually getting ill, you will keep your furnace burning bacteria and hopefully stay healthy. Eat foods that are easy to digest, that keep you feeling good like soup and broths. That is classic winter food. Read and keep your brain working even if you find it difficult. This is because the cold weather can in fact cause heart attacks and strokes if you are cold for an extended amount of time. Then there is frostbite from direct cold air contact. Keep writing or doing whatever you do, to keep those receptors and hormones going.
The main reason for this, is to reduce winter heating bills. You want to be able to heat your home, but be able to affordably. Don’t have your heating on full blast and walk around in a short sleeve top, or a thick jacket, both cancel the need to have the heating on. Of course there are those who have the luxury of doing so, but those people are usually never shivering or struggling for money, they most likely run the energy companies. If you have an in house log fire, great! Use that a lot, it costs nothing to produce heat, the only downside is the gases and fumes and pollution it produces. Buy an electric fan heater if needed, they are much better than gas fireplaces or water based radiators. They quickly fill a large room, even the smallest ones do a great job.
Feel urged this winter not to fork out a lot for people who could not care less. They may put your name on the bill, but that means nothing. You read it and it says, ‘Dear Mr Clank, as a valued customer, we are writing to inform you of your now overdue a payment of £300, for gas and electric usage over the last month.’ See that? They don’t care about you, they care about lining their pockets by charging for things that mother nature gives us for free. Do yourself a favour, and find every possible way to keep warm this year without using more energy than you have done over the last few months. That way, the people who probably charge more in winter, will be unable to make people bankrupt with absurd bills that render them helpless.
Don’t get the shivers because you didn’t use common sense.