Every year, winter confines us to our homes while we wait for the sun and fun outdoor activities to come back. This year, staying inside is even more important to keep us all safe and help reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, being stuck inside can leave us feeling bored and unmotivated. Here’s how to make your time inside more productive this winter.
Spring Cleaning Came Early
Usually, spring is the time to dust off the cobwebs from the winter season, but why not get a jump start? Take the extra time indoors to organize the overflowing junk drawers and start the in-depth cleaning projects you ignored all summer. Cleaning is also a great way to stay active. Instead of having to go to a crowded gym or bundling up to face the cold, you can get your blood pumping just by vacuuming the house or hauling stuff up and down stairs.
Home DIY Projects
Being stuck indoors is the perfect time to pick up a time-consuming DIY home improvement project. Winter is a great time to repaint your home or start a more significant project like a bathroom remodel. If you’re looking for a more leisurely start, consider making yourself a new headboard or installing floating shelves before jumping into a larger project.
Learn a New Skill
With plenty of extra free time on your hands this winter, pick up a new skill or hobby you’ve always wanted to try. There are hundreds of apps and online resources to help individuals learn a new language, musical instrument, or artistic craft.
Experiment in the Kitchen
Use the winter season to fill your home with the new smells of delicious baked goods and unfamiliar recipes. The cold weather makes winter the perfect season to try some comfort dishes and warm cookies. You may even end up finding a few new recipes to add to your weekly rotation.
Call Your Loved Ones
It can be easy to fall off the grid when we’re all stuck inside. Don’t let this year’s socially distanced winter keep you from maintaining your relationships with your friends and family. Schedule weekly video and phone calls to keep your friendships blossoming, even if you can’t see one another in person.
Being cooped up indoors doesn’t have to be boring. Use these suggestions for how to make your time indoors more productive this winter.