When it comes to winter most people either hate it or love it – there is no inbetween. Sometimes you can hear the standard ‘I like winter, but I would like only a month of it.’ If that’s how you feel, you might not really love winter as much as the holiday season, and doing a few winter activities. Maybe that excitement lasts a few weeks before you start getting those winter colds that keep you coughing for a month, your skin starts breaking because it’s freezing, and you find yourself dreaming of summer.
Whether you absolutely love winter, sort of tolerate it for a while, or are the winter Grinch, there’s still ways you can enjoy this Season and hopefully make it pass sooner. We’ve compiled a list of activities you can give a try this winter, in case you’re out of ideas.
Build a snowman or have a snowball fight.
Now wait, don’t roll your eyes yet! Building a snowman or having a snowball fight doesn’t have an age limit, and you can only do it during those few months of winter! Make it a family event, or invite your friends and make teams. Make it a healthy and fun competition, where everyone is the winner. The bonus is that jumping and running around is also good exercise, so don’t forget to wear your Leaf and track those steps!
Try skiing or snowboarding.
If you already know how to skii or snowboard, what are you waiting for? A Google search will likely reveal the closest location for you where you can go and do those sports. In case you never learned, but always secretly wanted to and postponed learning… well, there’s no time like now! Make this winter memorable by trying skiing or snowboarding and learning a new skill.
Go ice skating or sledding.
Maybe you just don’t like either of those winter sports, or can’t manage your time enough to fit them into the schedule. Luckily for you, there’s also ice skating or sledding. Equally fun winter activities, that you can do with your family or friends.
Read at least one book every week.
When the weather is nice, and warm, you can always find better things to do outside, rather than staying cooped up indoors. In winter however, it’s the exact opposite. You dread opening the front door, feeling that brisk winter air blow into your face, and leaving the comfort of your warm house. Well, if you opt for staying home, why not grab a good book? You can make yourself a promise to read at least one book every week during the winter days. A good book can definitely make the time fly faster.
Join the gym or make a home-workout plan.
It’s easy to slip out of your workout routine during winter. Maybe you just convinced yourself you’re going to start again in January – but really, we know January actually means March once it gets warmer. However, winter is the perfect excuse to leave your house for something productive and good for you. And in case you don’t feel like joining a gym during the holiday season, you can find several free workout options on youtube. Find one that resonates with you, and promise yourself to do it at least 3-4 times a week.
Sign up for some online classes.
No better way to spend those cold winter days than by learning some new things! Make the most out of staying indoors and enroll in one of the many available online classes. Depending on your interest you can find anything! All it takes is a bit of Google magic, and you’re on the patch of learning a new skill.
\Plan your future vacation.
Ah, those perfect summer locations. Just thinking of them makes you feel warmer. Well, why not try and plan a vacation? Plan the budget and how you can reach it, research the destinations, and figure out a doable vacation, and plan everything. Of course, it’s possible things change with time, but planning a vacation to a warm place and seeing that it can be done on a budget might motivate you and help the winter days pass faster.