Now that the fun of the holiday season and excitement of the New Year has come to an end, we find ourselves right in the dead of winter. The days are cold and short, and things may start to feel a little bit humdrum. Instead of wishing for summer to hurry up and get here, perhaps you can make the most of this cozy time! Check out some of these fun winter activities to switch it up this season.
There’s no better time to bake a warm, delicious pie than when it’s chilly outside. Whether you’re into fruity flavors like apple or blackberry, or rich chocolatey flavors, there is a perfect pie out there for you! Perhaps this season, you can make a few different pies. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new favorite! Your family and friends will enjoy it too.
Treat Yourself to an At-Home Spa
Nowhere to go and nothing to do? This sounds like the perfect conditions for a self-care day. Draw a bubble bath, grab a facemask, and pour yourself a cup of tea — or a glass of wine! While we are typically moving a mile a minute, now is the perfect time to take a moment to yourself and unwind. 2021 just started, so pace yourself!
“I should read more,” we think, as we sit down and watch Netflix for hours. If you’re stuck inside on a chilly winter day, pick up a book! You can also make a list of books you’d like to read and go through them one by one. Download the Goodreads app on your phone to track what you’ve read and what you want to read next. Set a goal for yourself to read a minimum number of pages daily, and you’ll be in the swing of reading in no time!
Host a Game Night
We could all use a little bit of fun in our lives. What’s more fun than a game night? Virtual or in-person with live-in friends or family, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the company of your loved ones — with a competitive twist, of course! Make a few snacks, grab some drinks, and enjoy a fun evening with members of your household or virtually with family and friends near or far.
Try a New Restaurant
The chillier weather has made it more difficult for restaurants to offer outdoor seating, so some locally-owned restaurants may be struggling. Perhaps you can pick up a bite to eat from a new restaurant. This is a fun activity if you’re simply tired of cooking, want to treat yourself, or are just craving some delicious food. We often fall into the same routine of restaurants we like, and there’s nothing wrong with that! However, now is the perfect time to find your new favorite spot around town while supporting the local economy.
While winter can seem like a dull, boring time, there are many winter activities we can take advantage of to spice it up! Don’t wish the days away — try one of these activities and enjoy the moment.
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