10 Things To Do When It's Too Cold To Go Outside
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10 Things To Do When It's Too Cold To Go Outside

Like the song says, baby it's cold outside, and maybe a little too cold.

10 Things To Do When It's Too Cold To Go Outside
Jada Vanden Brink

Well, Winter is upon us, and where I live it’s in full force with the temperatures plummeting below zero. With temperatures that cold you don’t want to go outside, but if you’re anything like me, I grew up outside, and I love the outdoors. There’s not much that will stop me from enjoying nature either, but I pretty much draw the line at snow and freezing temperatures, unless it’s hunting season — that’s an exception. So when I’m stuck inside I get bored fast, and don’t know what to do with myself, but here’s some suggestions.

1. Watch Disney movies.

Well, really, watching any movie is fine, but Disney is always a safe bet.

2. Treat yourself to a Spa Day.

Has it been a while since your nails have seen some TLC? Yeah, same here; treat yourself and give yourself an at home manicure and/or pedicure. Your hands and feet will thank you later, trust me.

3. Tidy up.

Maybe it’s super simple and just cleaning up the dining room, or maybe it’s a bigger task like taking on “the chair”...you know the chair you put all your clothes from failed outfits or papers that you meant to put in a safe spot? You can keep it to light cleaning or you can really dig deep and kick some dust up.

4. DIY projects.

Crafting is always fun! There’s plenty of ideas online, but you can also tap into your creative side and come up with an idea all on your own.

5. Bake something.

Whip up some cookies, bars, or if you wanna go all-out make some cake! Not only will it taste great, but if it involves the oven, it’ll warm up your house a little bit too!

6. Sleep.

Do I really need to say more?

7. Catch up on your "To Do" list.

Whether it’s laundry, cleaning, organizing your desk or closet, going through old boxes from your childhood, or even your old clothes that you don’t wear anymore, when it’s too cold outside is the perfect time to actually get things accomplished that you may or may not have been avoiding for weeks…or months, same difference.

8. Do some online shopping.

Your wish list or cart amount has been growing lately, so maybe now’s the time to buy some of it. You could get a Christmas or Birthday gift for someone in your life, or just get something for yourself... either way you can stay warm under a blanket on the couch and shop at the same time. It’s a win-win situation for everyone!

9. Play some board games.

Heck yeah! Who doesn't like to play board games?! If you don’t want to play board games, or you don’t have any, there’s always card games too. However, this usually only works if someone else is with you, but if there isn’t then that’s always a good excuse to invite your friends over which, brings me to my next, and final point.

10. Spend some quality time with your family, friends, or pets.

Whether you’ve been too busy with work or school, you’ve missed out on some quality time with friends, family, and even your pets. Now is the perfect time to put on a favorite movie, and snuggle up with some hot chocolate and a blanket and just enjoy their company. Or if you need to catch up with them, just sit and talk for a while. And the best part, you can do most of these things with them.

It may be too cold outside but there’s always things to do inside.

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