Due to the drop in temperature, you may feel more inclined to stay indoors and hibernate during the winter months. But that doesn’t mean your days have to be boring! Keep reading for a few indoor activities to get more enjoyment out of those frigid days.
Now’s the time to experiment in the kitchen. Whether it be an heirloom recipe you’ve never had the chance to try for yourself or a more complex pastry you’ve found in a cookbook, roll up your sleeves and spend some time making delicious food. Not sure where to start? Try one of the “40 Winter Recipes That Will Distract You From 4:30 Sunsets” from bon appétit.
Board games not only allow you to participate in an engaging hobby, but they also offer you the opportunity to connect with others. Winter is the perfect season to spruce up your chess skills or learn something new during a trivia match.
While running or playing outdoor activities may not be ideal during cold months, winter is a great time to get into a new physical fitness routine at the gym. Whether it be lifting weights or walking on an indoor track, find a routine that works for you to keep your body moving.
If you can brave the winter cold for a few minutes from the walk to your car to the front door of a local coffee shop, we highly encourage you to venture out for a change of scenery. It’s still important to leave the house from time to time during the winter, and trying out a coffee shop you’ve never had the opportunity to experience is a great way to spend an afternoon.
Escape down the rabbit hole with Alice or raft down the Mississippi River with Huck Finn, all without ever leaving the comfort of your living room. Reading is a fun way to keep your brain engaged, whether it be through novels or the community newspaper that keeps you up to date on the latest happenings.
It’s time to pick up that paintbrush and get your creativity flowing. Whether it be a seasoned hobby or trying a new medium, art is a fantastic way to express yourself and enjoy your time indoors. Some artistic activities include painting, sculpture, music, poetry and dance.
There’s no need for a special occasion to get together with your friends and family! Host a social gathering in your home, complete with snacks and fun activities like board games or a craft. Socialization opportunities may decrease during the wintertime, so having a planned party is a great way to combat periods of isolation.
Our Springpoint continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) encourage healthy aging and vibrant days filled with activities. Daily activities like classes held in art studios and aqua aerobics in indoor heated pools are only a few examples of ways to stay involved within our communities without ever having to step foot off campus.