Winter is upon us here in Tennessee. The forecast for today calls for eight to 12 inches of snow and over 40 mph winds. Not to mention, the temperature isn't going to get above 30 degrees. Am I going to go outside? No sir! I'm going to sit my happy self in bed, binge a show on Netflix and pretend my schoolwork doesn't exist. Here is my advice for surviving the Snowpocalypse of 2016.
Step 1: Get comfortable!
This first step is probably the most important. Before climbing into that comfortable bed, you must be sure that everything you need is nearby. This includes but not limited to: your laptop, the TV remote, a good book, snacks, water, and your phone charger. This list may vary from person to person, but the general idea is there. And that is that you need to gather whatever you need to where you are immobile for a long period of time. Because once you start that new season of your favorite show on Netflix, there's no going back.
Step 2: No plans to do ANYTHING.
The Snowpocalypse is a perfect time to be your introvert self. Whether you are one or not, it's the perfect time to get some time to yourself and read a good novel, binge something on Netflix, or get in some quality snacking time. After all, if other mammals can hibernate, what's wrong with humans doing it for a few days? We all have the craving to be alone sometimes, and in saying that a foot of snow outside is the perfect opportunity to act on that craving. Introversion + 12 inches of snow = Rare, phenomenal alone time. (Disclaimer: Equation does not work 100 percent of the time due to siblings, parents, friends, and a possible lack of introversion.)
Step 3: Make the best of it.
Even if you're not introverted or don't like to be alone, you can have fun and make the best of the Snowpocalypse. You can spend time with family and friends and still have a fantastic time making memories. If the power is out, you can light some candles and play board games. You can read by the fire. You don't need technology to have a good time when you're with friends and family or by yourself. You can enjoy the company of the people you love. Or if you have work that needs to be done, you can work on homework. Being basically trapped within the confines of your house/apartment is the most opportune moment to get what you need or want to be done finished with.
In conclusion, the Snowpocalypse isn't something that is necessarily bad. It just depends on how you view it, and how you cope with it. It can be a great time to do what you need to do or just relax. But no matter what, you need to make the best out of it and try to have fun with it. These tips are just to help the people who want to stay inside out of the blizzard. But if this isn't for you, then get out there and enjoy that luxurious snow.