Recently I noticed that a post titled 10 Things To Do On A Cold Winter’s Day brought the most traffic to my site over the past month. I’m not surprised; it’s been cold here in the Northeast, and we could surely use some ideas for surviving inside during the long, gray winter.
But that post is so last-year! So I sat down and came up with a new list for 2013…
1. Write a poem. You don’t have to be Shakespeare or Emily Dickinson, just put pen to paper (or fingers to keys) and write. You may be surprised with the result, as I was with Red is the color of today.
2. Meditate. All you need is 20 minutes, a comfortable spot, silence, and perhaps a copy of Meditation for Dummies (seriously, it’s a good book). You will emerge refreshed and renewed.
3. Make your own infused vodka. Okay, so making tea or hot cocoa would be more appropriate, but this is so much more fun. Check out highproofspirit.com for recipes and ideas.
4. Clean out the spare room closet. It needs to be done. Enough said.
5. Whip up some Whole-Grain Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Because they’re cookies, and they’re good for you. Sorta…
6. Go through your magazines and tear out the articles you want to keep. I know you have stacks of magazines, and I know they aren’t doing you any good sitting in piles around your house. Be ruthless, tear out what you need and recycle the rest.
7. Watch all the Harry Potter movies in a row. The series clocks in at just over 20 hours, so you won’t get much sleep, but you will have fun watching Harry, Ron, and Hermione grow up right before your eyes!
8. Organize your digital photos. Here are some great tips to get you started from blogger Natalie at almost never clever.
9. Plan your garden. Seed catalogs? Check. Gardening books? Check. Graph paper? Check. Just thinking about cucumbers and tomatoes and getting my hands in the dirt makes me feel warmer!
10. Take a nap. I know, this was on last year’s list, too. But I bet you could still use the extra sleep.
So tell me, what do you do to survive inside on a cold winter’s day?