When it comes to the winter break or the winter season, sometimes you don’t want to stay cooped up at home binge-watching your favorite Hallmark Christmas movie or doing literally anything else inside. Sometimes we want something that will exercise our bodies, minds, or maybe even both. Here are six activities to do during the winter.
Skiing is something that I personally have never done before because I have horrible balance — or maybe I’m too scared to take the risks — but for some people, it can be thrilling and spark a rush of adrenaline. I see skiing as skateboarding on snow. It could be like ice skating and skateboarding, so if you like either of those you should try it out.
2. Ice skating
Another fun winter activity, similar to the last, is ice skating. Again, I have horrible balance, but it’s an activity that you can enjoy whether or not you’re good at it. I think of ice skating like rollerblading, but on ice — in both, you need a lot of balance and courage, which is maybe why I haven’t tried it yet.
2. Go to an escape room
A third activity to do is an escape room. In all honesty, I could never complete an escape room all by myself, so doing this with a group of friends (while still being safe) would be a good bonding experience and a nice way to jog your memory without physically doing something.
3. Solve a puzzle
In contrast to the last activities, building a puzzle can be done at home and has no time limit. Like the others, solving a puzzle is a good way to bond with people and a great source of interaction, whether asking where a piece may be or joking, “does this even belong on this board?”
4. Make a piece of art
Similar to solving a puzzle, any form of art like sculpting, drawing or painting is a good indoor activity that takes a lot of time and concentration. Unlike the others, art can be done completely alone if you want. It can also provide a calming experience, and if you do this with others, you could have some fun, cliche moments that will definitely be something you look back on fondly.
5. Try something new
One last activity to do is trying something new. For example, switch your recipes for certain dishes, or try new hair products to see what works for you. Trying something new gives you a new view on things and helps build you personally by helping you learn what you like or don’t like. You can try something new completely alone, or with anyone, or with a group of people. This can also help people learn more about you, thus creating a stronger bond. It also can be a great conversation starter when you meet a new person.
These six activities can be some new things you try out this winter, or maybe all year long. Maybe when you try these things you can learn more about yourself and others, and look forward to building a winter tradition. If you do try these things this winter, make sure to stay safe and responsible. Maybe even stay home and watch some Hallmark movies or Charlie Brown with a nice cup of hot chocolate.