It’s all too familiar during the winter. The cold is biting outside and you can’t muster up the courage to plan something fun, or crazy over the weekend. Yet you don’t wanna spend your only day off huddled up in bed and then feeling really guilty around 8 pm for wasting the day.
But, there’s never a dull moment at CoHo.
We bring for you, fun and almost free ideas to spend your winter weekends, so it doesn’t need to be an all-day drag. Try any of these entertaining ideas, and no, catching up on extra work and doing chores are not on the fun list!
- Make a nice, yummy Breakfast
Time to step it up from the on-the-run breakfast you usually have and make some French toast, bacon, or eggs to enjoy. Or try something different, but easy, like pancakes. Not for one moment will you regret treating yourself to a scrumptious breakfast! Feeling healthy already, aren’t we?
- Take a hot water Luxurious Bath
Get your bubble bath going and make it extra luxurious with nice music, candles, and perhaps a nice book or beverage. Nothing says Nirvana like pampering your body to a hot water bath. (Come on, we’ve learnt that from Monica in F.R.I.E.N.D.S)
- Video Game Marathon
Anyone into gaming probably doesn’t need a ‘snow day’ excuse to play, but a day stuck inside provides a wonderful opportunity for a video game marathon. Involve all your flat mates and do Wii competitions or teach each other games on your tablet or computer.
- Popcorn and Movie Day
Sort of a given on any winter day, but pop up some popcorn and get comfy on the couch with your favorite movie(s).
- Bake Something
Making good old chocolate chip cookies is an entertaining winter’s day activity, as is making other delicious recipes like warm pies and cinnamon syrup cakes. Or, try some easy winter treat recipes, if you’re an amateur at all the cooking stuff.
If working out is your thing, don’t despair if you can’t get to the gym or go outside. Do your own mini at-home workout at CoHo using weights, a program online, or a workout DVD to get that much-needed exercise.
- A Good Read
Now, this is my favorite activity during winters. Curl up with a good book on the couch or in bed with a cuppa hot chocolate.
- Board Games
Break out the Monopoly or other great board games you may have on hand for a game day marathon with roommates. Some card games like Bluff, Rummy or Teen patti can be extremely fun too, when you have good company!
- Pajama Day in Bed
Now, cliché! But this is important too. Turn your day inside into the ultimate time to do nothing but relax. Get on your most comfortable pajamas, gather some cozy blankets, and round up reading materials or watch TV, all while you do some serious lounging in bed.
- Buy some clothes on sale (because, lounging at home and that’s when you do that!)
Not a FREE idea. But definitely a good idea. Twenty percent off is bullshit. Forty per cent off is a deal. Most retailers have a rolling week-to-week markdowns throughout January. So, you never know – you might just get lucky!