Making the Most of the Last Cold Weather Days

Even though Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year, it seems like this winter may never come to an end. With the bone-chilling winter weather making itself at home, spring seems far off on the horizon. So how do you handle these last few weeks of freezing temperatures? Here are a few ideas for how you can beat the cold and enjoy yourself until spring finally comes.

Whip up a sweet treat

Who doesn’t love the aroma of fresh baked goods? Not much beats the sweet smell of chocolate chip cookies wafting through the air on a cold winter’s day. Take to your Pinterest account and find the most delectable baked good that your skillset can bear and get started. Mastering a new recipe will give you a sense of accomplishment and the heat from the oven will keep you nice and toasty as you count down the minutes until you can devour your creation.

Cozy up with a good book

Bring out your inner bookworm with a good book or magazine on the couch. Wrap yourself in a fleece blanket and let your mind wander to the unfolding plot. Enveloping yourself in a good story lets you appreciate the beauty of the falling snow outdoors without being out in it. Snow is always more beautiful when a warm barrier lies between you and the cold reality.

Stage a movie marathon

Stuck inside? No problem. Break into your own movie collection or surf for something on Netflix. Forget trying to brave the inclement weather, take a relaxing break and watch all the movies you’ve been wanting to watch for months. Let your inner movie buff loose and pop the latest blockbuster hit into your Blu-ray player. Whether it’s a comedy, thriller or romance, it sure beats the drama prowling outside your window.

Get outside and play

Not everyone hates braving the cold. Some of us actually enjoy going out in it. Even if you’re not one of those people, it can be nice too bundle up and take advantage of all the outdoor fun you can have in the winter. Check out your local ice rink for a fun-filled date with your significant other or take to your local park and hit the hills with your sled. Snowed in? Let your inner kid shine through by making an old-school snowman. Whatever adventure you seek in the great outdoors, warm up afterward with a cup of steamy hot chocolate.

Keep your spirits high by making the most of the last few cold weeks ahead of you. You may have so much fun you forget how cold it really is.

 

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