10 Reasons Why Being Snowed In Isn't So Bad After All
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10 Reasons Why Being Snowed In Isn't So Bad After All

Snow days; days dedicated to overeating, cozy blankets, and enjoying a little serenity.

10 Reasons Why Being Snowed In Isn't So Bad After All
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Most of us seem to hate being snowed in. We hate having to cancel plans, stay inside, and get all of the things that have been lingering on our to-do lists done. We hate being forced to relax and spend time with the people within the four walls of our cozy little homes. But why? We need the relaxation, the delays in our plans, and the time to take a deep breath in the safety of our homes. We're crazy for not loving snow days, and here's why:

1. Snow days mean not having to get ready for the day.

Have you ever woken up, knowing you had plans, and decided you just weren't going to get ready that day? I know I've wanted to. I just never have, unless it was a snow day. Snow days allow you to mope around without a full face of make-up on, and feel no shame about it because everyone around you is doing the same exact thing.

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2. Pajamas, Pajamas, Pajamas

Snow days mean getting to stay in your jammies all day. Whether that means staying in flannel pajamas bottoms, or rocking your new Victoria's Secret set. Either way, you're always going to be undoubtedly comfortable because you're "stuck" with no plans, and lots of opportunity to be cozier than ever.

3. Cookies make a house, a home

Chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, or sugar, whatever you're craving, you are now able to bake them. Being snowed in allows a lot of spare time to do whatever you want to get done because you're forced to stay indoors. Baking cookies not only gives you a little treat to enjoy, but the warmth and aroma of them fills your home. Everyone you are stuck inside with can enjoy them as well.

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4. It's always a good time for a movie marathon.

Think of those movies you've always wanted to watch, and rewatch them. You never got to see them because you've simply never had enough time. Now, because you're snowed in, you can. Snow days are perfect days to watch movie after movie, and feel absolutely no guilt in doing it.

5. It's forced relaxation.

Sometimes we fall victim to feeling guilty for relaxing. We don't often take enough time, or any time at all, for ourselves. Rest and relaxation is needed so that we can operate as the best version of ourselves.

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6. All the things you weren't going to get done, are now done.

That means cooking, baking, doing homework, doing projects around the house, or even the loads of laundry that are piling up to the ceiling. It feels great to get things accomplished! Staying inside for an entire day may not be so bad after all.

7. One word...Naps

Do you ever feel so exhausted you feel you can never truly catch up on sleep? Well, most of us have and that's why there are snow days. Snow days are designed to leave us in our pajamas, curled up on the couch, watching our favorite movies, surrounded by our families, where we can joyfully doze off without a care in the world.

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8. Getting to go out and play.

Whether it's snowballs, skiing, snowboarding, or sledding, getting to go outside in a winter wonderland is a treat. You don’t have to be a little kid to enjoy snow!

9. Feeling trapped is no longer a nervous feeling.

Knowing you have nowhere to go, nowhere to be, no way to get there, is no longer something to worry or fret over. You're not nervous about being late, forgetting something you needed, or getting things done by a certain time. Snow days allow you to take the time to embrace it. Snow days allow you to make the time yours, and that may be the most rewarding part of a little, or a lot, of snow on the ground.

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10. There's peace in watching snowflakes fall.

When it's snowing, we all get to stop for a little while. We get to watch the flakes accumulate on the ground, in the grass, on the streets, and they lay, just like a blanket, on top of just about everything they touch. There's something so serene about the quietness of snow. It's unlike rain that pitter patters against your window, or sunshine that means a beach day, or driving with your windows down. Snow days mean baggy sweatshirts, cold noses, lots of fuzzy blankets, and spending some much needed time enjoying pure RELAXATION.

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