How low will you go?

Chi chats – How low will you go?

Yes! How low will YOU go before you turn on your heating?

Are you considering your heating costs as winter approaches?

As I have spent much of my life in the tropics, I have to confess to enjoying a warm home. However, central heating is a relatively recent home luxury. When I was a child, I remember taking my clean underwear into bed, so it would be warm for the morning, and dressing under the covers because there was thick ice INSIDE the windows of my bedroom!

It didn’t seem to hurt me, but I have become ‘soft’ in later years. What about you?

So, how low will you go this year?

How low will you go?
How low will you go?

And 8 ways to change your habits to keep yourself warm without using too much heating:

  1. Wear your clothes in layers with a thermal base and fingerless gloves
  2. Keep your feet well wrapped in socks and warm shoes / slippers
  3. Set a timer and MOVE at least every 45 minutes – stand up; wiggle; stretch; dance; go outside for a walk – even just for a few minutes
  4. On another 45 minute break, make a hot drink, try plain hot/warm water and de-caffeinated drinks, or cook something to eat, a little snack of porridge or popcorn is good for you and warming
  5. Wrap a snuggly shawl around you – sit with sunlight on your face for a while
  6. Eat healthily, small and often to keep your internal heater stoked
  7. Turn on a little heat in the room where you mostly are and at the time you feel coldest – use a timer
  8. Change your thinking! Remember to be grateful for all you DO have. You are making a small and significant sacrifice, and saving yourself money.

Please let me know how low you will go!

How low will you go?

Chi & I look forward to seeing / hearing from YOU!!!

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