Wednesday, January 18, 2017

25 Things To Do on a Cold Winter Day

Photo Cred: Photography for the Mood

With January in full swing, it is likely you have entered hibernation mode like me and are looking for things to do that are fun, relaxing and cheap during the colder winter months.  

Here are 25 fun things you can do on a Cold Winter Day

1. Sleep, sleep, sleep.  If you have no plans for the day, why not put your favorite pajamas on and get your nap on.  Give your brain a chance to catch up on all of the sleep you've been denying it the last few week {or even months}.

2. Connect with your friends.  Have you been so busy lately that you have not been able to catch up with your friends? Why not abuse Skype, Facebook Messenger or FaceTime and catch up with as many friends as possible.  Maybe even entertain the thought of having a group video chat with your friends.  

3. De-clutter your closet.  If napping is not your thing, why not take some time to go through your closet and get rid of things that you no longer need and reorganize what you have left. 

4. Test your internet savvy-ness.  Now that you've gone through your closet, why not take some time and try to sell it online.  It is always good to have some extra cash to spend on things like mani/pedis or a nice massage.

5. Binge watch.  Now that you have some time to kill, why not watch a new show or re-watch one your favorite shows.  But be warned, you might not be able to leave your couch until you finish the entire season or show. 

6. Learn yourself something.  If you can, why not take a course online for the day or watch a documentary.  If you want to feel productive, taking an online course is a good way to do so.

7. Try a new recipe.  Why not take some time to pick a new recipe and give it a try? Look through your cookbooks, check out Pinterest or check out Food Network for inspiration.  Just make sure that you have all the ingredients handy before you start cooking.  Why not get the family involved and have them help you try something new.  

8. Have you been reading a book for the past year? Today is your day! Grab that book and start reading away.  You might be surprised at how much reading you can accomplish in one day.  

9. Grab a game and start playing.  Do you have games that have been sitting in your closed for a while gathering dust? Why not break them out and get a good fun game going.  If you are looking for something a little different, why not try 221 B Baker Street or Pandemic.  Both are fun and challenging! 

10. Take a trip down memory lane.  Grab your old photo albums and look through old pictures of your family and friends.  Read through letters from family and friends.  Read your journal and laugh at how dramatic you thought everything was when you were 12.  You might be surprised at how much these little things warm your heart and soul.

11. Try a new exercise at home.  This is the time of year where everyone is looking to lose some weight and get healthy, so why not take some time to try a new at home workout? YouTube will have all kinds of fun exercises you can try.

12. Practice your bar tending skills.  Is there a drink you've been wanting to try? Now is the perfect time! Grab your martini glass or wine glass and go to town.

13. Snuggle.  Grab blankets and pillows and snuggle with your partner, friend, furbabies or your blanket.

14. Have a dance party.  What better way to have fun and burn some parties then having a dance party in your living room? Put on the dancing music and shake your booty.

15. Karaoke time.  Have a karaoke machine at home? Break that bad boy out and sing your heart out.

16. Take a bath and pamper yourself.  Why not draw up a nice warm bath, drop in your favorite bath bomb and pamper yourself.

17. Use up your gift cards.  Did you get some great gift cards for Christmas? Now is a good time to put them to good use since you have the time to shop and there are deals everywhere on all things winter.

18. Update your professional resume or portfolio.  Take some time to update it to reflect everything you are working on currently and make it more appealing to potential employers.  Once you finish that, take some time to update your LinkedIn as well.

19. Take time to just relax.  Put on some relaxing music and start to release all of the stresses in your life.  For that 30 or so minutes, push all of your stress away and just be in the moment.

20. Redecorate a little bit.  Has it been a while since you've rearranged your furniture or updated your pictures? Take some time today to update your decor a little bit.  Even small changes can make your personal space feel more inviting.

21. Take online quizzes or personality tests.  Facebook is rampant with fun and silly quizzes and tests you can do to fill your time.  Why not see what house you belong to at Hogwarts?

22. Watch some DIY tutorials.  Is there something you've been wanting to try? Why not take time to watch a how-to and try it today? You have the time!

23. Have a snowball fight! Why not get outside and enjoy the snow a little bit?

24. Make a fun little gift for a friend or partner.  Make a picture collage, scrapbook or little note and give it to them.

25. If all else fails, stalk people on social media.  Who knows, maybe you'll find out something interesting.

Question of the Day: What fun things do you do when it's cold outside?
I'd love to hear from you!

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