Winters are notoriously known for bad weather and snow days, but this winter season has seen extremes in polar vortex temperatures and snowfall. For children, snow days are an excuse to stay home, play in the snow, and lounge by the TV. What can adults do when the weather gets frightful?
Here are 6 ways to spend your snow day:
- Hit the kitchen. A snow day is the perfect excuse to perfect your baking skills. Need to test a recipe for an upcoming party or potluck? You can even knock out two tasks on your list and store leftovers for lunches and dinners for the remainder of the week, while keeping your stomach happy.
- Go Pinterest crazy. Have a list of home projects or “Pinspiration” but not enough time in the day? Sign on to your Pinterest account and find a DIY project to tackle. You’ll spruce up your house while taking cover from the cold temperatures.
- Ready, set, plan! Plan an escape to warmer weather and leave the harsh winter weather behind. Need wanderlust inspiration? Travel and Leisure Magazine shared America’s best cities for winter travel, including San Juan, P.R., Honolulu, Phoenix/Scottsdale, New Orleans, Houston and San Diego.
- Drop everything and pick up a Kindle. Take a few minutes off from your to-do list and curl up on the couch by the fire. Catch up with your favorite book, journal, newspaper, blog, or magazine. Plus, reading has additional health benefits like protecting your brain from Alzheimer’s disease, reducing stress levels and enhancing memory, according to Readers Digest.
- Get a helping hand on those projects. A full house and an unexpected day at home could potentially lead to cabin fever. Instead, make the snow day a success by incorporating the family in a group project. Tackle a repair or plan an upcoming birthday (or superbowl) party together.
- Declutter and cleanse. Don’t wait for spring cleaning – use extra time at home to make over your home. Start with a room or ‘area’ and find the things that are gathering dust to donate or sell. Decluttering can be therapeutic, too.
Readers, what is your favorite thing to do on a snow day?