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5 Fun Ways to Beat Cabin Fever on Cold Winter Days


After the excitement of the holidays, the novelty of another snow storm can often feel more annoying than exciting. Seemingly endless chilly winter weather can leave us feeling stale and lethargic, spending consecutive days indoors with the heat cranked high. To reinvigorate your energy and spark your mind, here are five of our favorite ways to spend cold winter days. 


1. Start a New Hobby

The New Year is the perfect time to reinvent yourself, so why not start a new hobby? Learn to knit or explore creative writing and start a journal. Unleash your inner artist and try dabbling in watercolors. You may just be surprised at what you’re truly capable of when you give yourself the opportunity to try.

2. Get in the Kitchen

Baking is one of our favorite things to do during the winter. Get the kids off the couch and enlist them to be your little sous chefs. Pour over your cookbooks together and let them choose a new recipe to try. You’ll cherish the time spent creating together— and they’ll be so proud to have baked something to share with the whole family.

3. Go on an Indoor Scavenger Hunt

It can be tricky to stay active during cold winter days, so get up and get moving with the Seedling Scavenger Bingo app. It’s the perfect interactive game to play around the house and is fun for all ages, adults included. Quickly load the preset “Around the House” theme, start the clock, and race to find all the items on your screen. Bonus: Try to stump your kids by creating your own custom-made hunts for hours of endless fun. It’s a win-win. 

4. Family Film Fest

Snowed in on a Saturday? Gather the family and hold a double feature movie night. Let the kids pick one flick, you choose the second. Some days are simply meant to cozy up on the couch, so pop some popcorn, burrow under a pile of blankets and let the credits roll.

5. Brave the Cold

There’s nothing quite like being outside in the fresh winter air. Bundle up and brave the cold for a brief afternoon winter walk. Getting out of the house, even for just ten minutes, will give you a new perspective on the day and reinvigorate your creativity, leaving you energized and focused for the remainder of the day.


How do you combat cabin fever? Share your tips with us in the comments below.

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