10 Ways to Take Advantage of a Snow Day

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Happy snow day, all! If you’re anywhere in New England (and beyond at this point) you are currently snowed in!

I love snow days— you get to stay in your pajamas all day! Not only that, but you have the opportunity to have some “me time” whether it is checking off items on your to-do list or indulging in some well-deserved self-care.

Sometimes, however, the opportunity of a snow day can be overwhelming. You may find yourself asking: “What should I do?” Self-doubt about how to best take advantage of a snow day is tough, but just remember that if what you are doing brings you joy, it is worth it! I know that I struggle with this, so I decided to come up with a list of 10 fun (or productive!) things you can do while you’re snowed in:

Read a book or do some crossword puzzles!

I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t suggest to snuggle up with a good book! During a busy day, do you ever stop and wish that you had time to sit down and read that book or magazine you’ve been dying to open? Now is the time to unwind, relax, and add some books to your Goodreads list! Reading is a great way to keep your brain stimulated and even reduces stress!

Declutter and organize

Have you been eyeing a closet or drawer in your home that needs organizing lately? Take some time and declutter, clean out, and organize your home! Taking time to clean up will not only get you off the couch but will also put your mind at ease and make your home seem more open and inviting.

Movie/TV marathon

Whenever it snows, I always have the biggest urge to sit on the couch and binge-watch some my favorite movies—particularly the “Lord of the Rings” or “Hobbit” series! So, grab some blankets, some snacks, and watch something you love!

Bake something delicious

There’s nothing better than some comfort food on a cold, snowy day. I love to bake muffins, cookies, or a yummy bread when it snows. What’s on the menu today? Apple cinnamon muffins! Yum!

Exercise!

Sitting for a while can make my body super stiff and sore, so I try to add some exercise during my snow day! Even if it is some yoga, stretching, or a soft workout, your body, and mind will thank you!

Rest

Life can be so hectic between jobs, school, kids, and other obligations. Take some time today for yourself and indulge in some self-care! This can mean taking a nap, sitting in a warm bath with candles, writing, playing video games or a board game—the list goes on and on! Make some time for yourself; you deserve it.

Listen to music

Have you downloaded an album or two and struggled to find the time to listen to it? What a great opportunity to take some time and discover your new favorite jam! You can listen to music while cleaning, relaxing in a warm bubble bath, or cuddled up on the couch.

Visit a local coffee shop (if it is safe to travel)

After being stuck inside all day, visiting a local coffee shop and taking in the scenery is a great way to reconnect with the outside world. If it is safe for you to travel, find a local coffee shop and take in its warm and welcoming atmosphere. Order your favorite beverage and bring a book, journal, or project you are working on and enjoy the sounds, smells, and sights.

Go for a walk

When the weather calms down, bundle up and go for a walk around your neighborhood and take in the beauty of fresh-fallen snow. I know that one of my favorite things to do during a snowfall is to go outside, close my eyes, and listen to the silent peace that snow brings!

Learn something new

Take advantage of the free time and start a lifelong goal you may have. Do you want to learn a new language or start playing an instrument? Do you want to learn how to code or discover a new place in the world? Get cracking and see what you can accomplish!

 

What do you like to do on a snow day? Share your feedback in the comments! 

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