I’m sitting right now it the nordic, costal-town of Karlskrona in Sweden. It’s been almost pitch black since 4PM. Just two days ago I was in bright Utah weather. Sitting here has made me think about the winter that is coming to Utah. Though, it isn’t going to be dark like it is in the nordic countries – the snow and cold seem to take over. Though I don’t love winter – I love so many of the activities! So, this month I’m making a list of winter activities.
- Learn about a random topic. I started listening to podcasts when I do things. I’ve learned about the history of the self-checkout, apples (did you know they are trademarked?), and the backstory to different types of rap music. Though these seem like random topics, I’ve totally used this knowledge in conversation.
- Read a poem. I haven’t done this in forever, but on the plane I was able to. It was so great!
- Color in a coloring book while drinking tea. Sitting down and coloring while drinking tea is so relaxing!
- Cook or bake something new. Food – need I say more
- Talk about something you’ve never talked about before. Ask your mom or dad to tell you about something random. Politics? How the economy works? How to buy a house? I wish I’d done this more with my parents!
- Contact someone you haven’t talked to in a while. Maybe you haven’t talked to an aunt or a friend who you’ve moved away from, call them 🙂
- Write a thank you note or a letter. There is always someone to thank and it means so much to receive one.
- Learn calligraphy. Fancy letters are always a neat talent to show off or use when writing hand-written letter.
- Play a game. Just Dance, Clue, Ticket to Ride, Mario Cart, Hearts – all fun games that are easy to learn.
- Create a dream board. Describe your aspirations as you would envision them by placing photos or paintings into a collage.
- Decorate your room. Maybe your room needs a revamping? It is so easy to find some cute decorations, just at the dollar store, and give your room a lift.
- Learn to make a website. You can start a blog really easily or learn how to code a site.
- Puzzle! Crossword or jigsaw, both are a relaxing type of fun.
- Paint. Something happens internally when you develop your artsy side.
- Watch a movie. A nice blanket, cup of hot coco and a good flick.
- Practice yoga. Sun salutations are a great way to get the blood flowing and the energy moving.
- Light candles and have a cozy evening. Candle light brings a different type of feeling to a room. This should be an integral part of life.
- Build something neat out of the snow. Last year on BYU campus there was a “Y.” This year I’ll be trying to build something neat.
- Photograph snowflakes. Whether it is an up-close picture or a bunch of them, snowflakes are fun to play with.
- Find the coolest icicle. Have you ever found one with air bubbles inside?
- Make colored ice balls with lights. This is on my list.
- Build a campfire. Campfires in the winter bring warmth to the soul.
- Go skiing, snowboarding or other classic winter sports. Try something new!
- Ice skating. Become a ice ballerina!
- Parking lot ice skating. Best done in sneakers, this one is worth a try.
- Ice fishing. Make sure you bring an experienced fisherman.
- Shovel for your neighbor. Service brings the warm fuzzies that can fill your soul.
- Make an ice picture. Find something frosted and draw in the ice.
- Keep up your activity. Just cause it is cold, doesn’t mean that you can’t go on a run.
Making this list helped me remember all the fun things there are to do during the winter!
What is your favorite winter activity?