Brace yourselves—winter is here, and despite the chaos that is West Texas weather, it likely will not be warming up anytime soon. In the meantime, why not plan some fun activities to do indoors? Just because the weather’s unpleasant doesn’t mean you, your friends, or your family can’t have fun spending time together. Beat the winter blues and cabin fever by keeping yourself entertained with this list of cozy indoor activities.
Have a Movie Marathon
When it’s too chilly outside, the thought of going to the movie theater isn’t an option. In this case, bring the movie theater to your living room! With streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, having a movie marathon or a TV series binge session could never be easier or more fun. Pop a family-sized bowl of your favorite popcorn, cuddle on the couch and get ready to binge-watch all your favorite films.
Make it a Game Night
Stay in for the evening, get your cozy pajamas on, and host a game night with a few of your favorite people. There are certain classics like Scrabble, Connect 4, Pictionary, and Monopoly that everyone’s bound to enjoy. You could even ask each of your friends to bring their favorite board game so that you can share your absolute favorites. Then you can go head-to-head in friendly competition to see who the champion of the night will be.
Bake Something Sweet
Is there a better time than a cold winter’s day to hone your baking skills? No! Choose some of your favorite recipes and let the sweet smell of chocolate chip cookies and gingerbread houses fill your home. You can even invite some of your friends and family over to see who builds the best gingerbread house or have fun decorating festive sugar cookies together.
Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
Few things are more relaxing than a day at the spa. Treat yourself to a few hours of R&R by turning your home into your very own spa. Stock up on face and hair masks, or find a great DIY mask online, slice yourself some fresh cucumber and relax. You can even take it to the next level by lighting a few candles, playing some soothing music, and filling up a bubble bath. You might be surprised by how much of an escape you can have right in your apartment.
Doing a daily workout from your own home has become a whole lot easier recently. Take advantage of the winter season and modify your typical fitness routine so that you can spend time doing it from home. Need some inspiration? YouTube is filled with workout videos varying from yoga and Pilates to dancing, weightlifting, and even boxing! You’re bound to find a fun class that you can fit into your fitness routine.
Winter days don’t have to be dull when there are still plenty of fun things to do inside. The next time the weather has you bundled up at home, pull out this list of activities, and you’ll be sure to enjoy a nice, cozy evening.