Not only do the days get shorter and colder as winter approaches, it can also become a challenge to go outside or be productive. If you’re someone that struggles to be productive during the winter days, keep reading to find out how you can keep busy and even enjoy the winter.
- Go outside!
As cold as it may be the winter can be a beautiful season, so as long as you wrap up warm you can enjoy the wonderful scenery that winter brings. There are so many attractions that you can take part in during this season such as:
- Ice skating
- Skiing or snowboarding
- Building a snowman (if there’s real snow of course!)
…and if you live in London, you can always go and enjoy the annual winter wonderland based in Hyde Park which is filled with winter & Christmas attractions.
It is even recommended to go outside during the winter so that you can absorb the limited sunlight during this season, which will help prevent seasonal affective disorder (SAD). According to the Mayo Clinic, even on cold or cloudy days, any outdoor light can help with SAD — especially if you devote some time outside within two hours of getting up in the morning.
- Pick up a new indoor hobby
If you’re someone who prefers to stay indoors during the winter, there are still ways you can make the most of it. The best way is to find a new hobby that will keep you occupied once the sun goes down. Below are a few ideas of what hobbies you could start:
- Starting a blog
- Cooking a new recipe every day
- Taking an online courseto learn something new
Indoor hobbies can bring many benefits for example they encourage creativity, help to develop social skills and you may even find something you would like to devote more time to. Try out a few and who knows… this hobby might become a lifelong passion!
- Get started on spring cleaning
We all know what it’s like when the days start to get longer and brighter, all we want to do is go outside! So why not make the most of being indoors and get a head start on spring cleaning. Being in a clean, organized, and decluttered environment is refreshing and less stressful. Studies found that females who described their living environments as ‘cluttered’ or full of ‘unfinished projects’ were more likely to be fatigued or depressed compared to females who described their homes as ‘restorative’ and ‘restful’.
- Get on top of your paperwork & Taxes
Yes, that’s right! It’s a great time to organize your paperwork, scan your documents, and get everything ready for your tax return before the deadline creeps up ( 31st January ). using the time will allow you to also understand your income and expenses so you can manage and plan for the year ahead.