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Beating the Winter Doldrums With Fun Activities

By Donna Stark

It's officially that time of year. The time when days are short and cold, and life feels a bit, well, stagnant, doesn't it? After all, it's the same thing over and over and over again. You wake up, drive to work in the dark, stay inside all day because the weather is cold, and drive back after the sun has already set. Where's the joy in that? It can be hard fighting the winter doldrums, but that doesn't mean there isn't some happiness to be found. You just need to make it happen for yourself. Here are some suggestions on different activities you can do during the winter season that may bring a smile to your face and some excitement to your days.

Travel to a Snowy Destination

It's always fun to leave everything behind and travel to someplace new, but there is something extra special about traveling to a snowy destination. From skiing to dog sledding to snowman building to soaking your body in natural hot springs, there's an activity for everyone in the family!

Take in a Show

Whether it's to see members of your community on a small, local stage or serious actors in a Broadway-type production, going to the theater is a great way to escape the boredom at your home. This may even encourage you to buy tickets for that show you have been wanting to see for years. Go ahead and splurge! It's definitely worth it.

Attend a Sporting Event

Do you love the thrill of the game but are tired of screaming at your television set? Maybe it's time to watch your favorite team in person? Invite a friend to go along with you and bring plenty of money for all the hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks you'll scarf down. With any luck, you may even get to come home with a few souvenirs!

Take a Cooking Class

If you are more of a homebody but would like to learn new tricks and techniques in the kitchen, sign up for an online cooking class! Online classes are great for those with busy schedules because they allow you to set a pace that works best for your life. Imagine all the wonderful meals you will be able to cook once you successfully complete the course.

Beating the Winter Doldrums

Stop sitting around waiting for the snow to melt so you can have fun once again. There are plenty of things you can do right now that will bring happiness to your days. So, go ahead and start planning. It's time you finally put a smile on your face.

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