· Bundle up and go outdoors for a while: Enjoy a quiet walk in the snow, gather some friends and build a snowman, have a snowball fight with your neighbors, look for creatures foot prints, go sled riding.
· Organize your home: Take this time to empty and organize closets, dressers and cabinets. If you find items that you forgot you had or haven’t used in the past year, put them in a box to donate to charity.
· Add a few new items: Nothing makes you enjoy being home more than having something new to look at. It can be as simple as new throw pillows, a new wall decoration or a new comforter on your bed. It can even go a little further to include a fresh coat of new paint or a new piece of furniture. You can even online shop so that you get the added perk of awaiting a new delivery.
· Plan a trip: Planning a trip to take in the next month or two will keep you planning, preparing and eagerly looking forward to the break.
· Take advantage of local attractions: Museums, Aquariums, Zoos, or other indoor attractions in your area.
· Planned theme days and make a calendar: Craft day, movie day, build an indoor fort day, baking day, cooking day, board game day, read a book day, dance party day, karaoke day, spa day, funky hair style day, dress crazy day…the ideas go on and on.
· Go to a local hotel with a pool for the day: This is fun for both kids and adults to spend the day swimming indoors and get out of the house.
· Light up your home: Turn on the lights or lamps, light some candles, if you have a fireplace-make a fire, hang Christmas lights and plug in. The extra light can be comforting.
· Invite your neighbors to dinner: Sometimes winter weather keeps friends from traveling to see each other, but it’s easy for neighbors to visit each other.
· Call an old friend: Reconnecting with friends and family that you haven’t seen for a while on the phone is a great way to pass the time while enjoying a cup of hot tea or hot chocolate.
Finding a way to enjoy every season we endure will keep you happy and looking forward to the memories you create during them. Please feel free to share more ideas with us!