Cold Outside? Stay Inside and Try These Things!

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The temperature has dropped, and whether or not snow is on the ground, being outside is unpleasant. So, what’s your plan for the day? Is it going to be a rerun of every other day? Would you like to mix it up?

Here are some ideas to help ease the boredom of being stuck indoors.

If you’re in the mood to sit on the couch and not notice the hours passing, grab your favorite electronic or mobile device, and enjoy:

  • Social Networking
  • Microblogging
  • Photo Sharing
  • Video Sharing
  • Discussion Group
  • Social Journalism

Take advantage of…VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING! 

There are tons of online resources that can help you “visit places” or take classes or connect with family and friends.

  • Take a class
    • Photography
    • Painting
    • Language
  • Visit family and friends
    • Facetime
    • Skype
    • Zoom
  • Throw ‘virtual parties’
    • Murder Mystery
    • Birthday
  • Zoos, museums, parks, and more 

Put on your reading glasses

  • Crack a book or hop on an e-reader
    • Magazines – How many do you have stacked on your coffee table?
    • Fanfiction – uses subverts from existing fictional stories
    • Wattpad – storytelling at its finest

Use your auditory sense

  • Throw on your favorite band t-shirt and rock out to live shows online
  • Calm your mind with a meditation app
  • Make a playlist for…
    • Your favorite person
    • Rocking in the car
    • A pick-me-up after a tough day at work
  • Podcasts
  • TedTalks

Write old school with an ink and quill…or use a more modern writing utensil

  • Start a blog
  • Finally…put your memoirs on paper
  • Poetry
  • A song
  • Work on your book
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper
  • Tell Amazon what you think of their products
  • Journal
  • Nonfiction – Share your knowledge
  • Use a writing prompt

Get to gaming

Spend some time with your favorite folks from Hollywood

Try something new

  • Tarot readings
  • Make cheese
  • YouTube animal videos
  • Create a masterpiece that Rube Goldberg would be proud of

If the mood hits…get domestic


  • Find ideas on Pinterest
  • Paint a room(s)
  • Rearrange your furniture
  • Learn about Feng shui

Hit the gym…without leaving your house

Or enjoy the amenities at your place

  • Hit the fitness center
  • Play a game of racquetball
  • A quick round of “HORSE” on the basketball court

You don’t need to be Martha Stewart or Gordon Ramsey to enjoy time in the kitchen

Games aren’t just for kids –  they’re fun for everyone

  • Unstable Unicorns
  • Throw Throw Burrito
  • Exploding Kittens

Clean out the photos on your phone and make a book or pillow or magnet or even a holiday gift

Close your eyes…and sleep

  • You deserve it

 There are how many ways to…?

Colder weather doesn’t have to mean that all of the fun ends! Take advantage of the weather and spend some time inside doing things you love or trying something new.

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