Like the Starks always say, “Winter Is Coming,” winter is here and ’tis the time of the year when you don’t want to leave your cozy bed and curl up in your warm blanket all day long. But responsibilities hit hard, don’t they? And when you are lucky enough to get a few days off for winter, you can’t just spend it all lazying up in your bed and waste the perfect winter days.
Here are 15 things you can do to make your winter stay in more productive and fun.
1. Read A Good Book
A good book never fails to better your day and when you’re stuck in your house and have nothing else to do, finish that book you’ve always wanted to and feel good about yourself. Crank up some coffee and snack to accompany you on it.
2. Watch Your Favorite Series/Movies
If you’re not the book kind of person, you can always catch up on your favorite TV series, and binge watch the whole season or your favorite movies. Whether you’re into some silly sitcoms, family dramas, or some sci-fi thriller, you have all the freedom to do so.
3. Redecorate Your Room
What better way to spend your lazy winters than giving your room and your house a new look. Shift the pieces of furniture, add some dramatic paintings, or hang some stringy lights all across your bedroom, you are your boss.
4. Cook Something New
Remeber the meal you ate on a date once, or watched the recipe of on YouTube and always wanted to try it out? Well, go ahead and wear the chef’s hat, crank up your stove, and get to chopping and recreate the masterpiece or give it your extra flavor.
5. Create Your Happy Hour.
Is the chilly weather getting you down and you need to get charged up? Invite some buds over, get your glasses out, and give your bartending skills a test. Mix up some of your favorite liquors and create your exotic cocktail recipes. You could also make up some fun drinking games and enjoy them with your company.
Baking and winter go hand in hand; well sort of. It’s always fun to whip up some batter and shove it in the oven and ‘ting’ your hard work is paid off. Just remember not to burn down your kitchen because you forgot you had something inside the over.
7. Learn To Knit
A classic wintertime activity, approved by your grandma is knitting. You can knit a nice muffler or gloves if not sweaters. Maybe give your pet a warm winter gift by knitting a sweater that fits them.
8. Indoor Gardening
If you’re looking to giving your kitchen a lift, maybe create your own little herb garden by the window, or you can even place different indoor plants around the house and give a fresh look to it.
9. Spring Clean
If you’re planning to get rid of all those empty boxes inside the staircase or want your house to look cleaner for a change, utilize the lazy winter day to spring clean your home and feel good about all the mess you’ve cleaned. Bonus point, you’ll get a lowkey workout from all the shifting and vacuuming.
10. Video Game Marathon
Winter stay-in is just another excuse for you to get your gaming on. Earn that extra point you always wanted to and show off your gaming skills.
11. Board Games Or Puzzles
If you don’t want to get your inner video gamer out, you can always spend the lazy winter days playing some fun board games and puzzles with family or friends. And just in case you want to ruin your friendship, try UNO card games (wink wink).
12. Clean Out Your Closet
Do you have any idea how many unworn and forgotten clothes lie inside your closet? Well give it a check, try out some outfits if you may, set aside the things you’re finally willing to let go, for donations or recycling.
13. Turn Your Home Into A Spa
Now, who doesn’t want to have a pampered skin and nails? And if you’re stuck indoors but still want to look good, turn your home into a spa and get your DIY skills to work.
14. Family Time
Our busy schedules always keep us from having good family conversations. So maybe you can catch up on what is going on in your family’s life for a change and get to know them even better this winter.
I know that I said sleeping away your winter vacation is too ordinary and boring, but nothing can top getting a good nap on this chilly winter season. So put on your favorite pajamas, curl up with a cozy blanket and snooze away.