Do you want to build a snowman? It is not uncommon for people to develop the winter blues. If you can’t stand the cold, then this season can be a regular nightmare for you. However, you don’t have to be stuck at home. There are plenty of wholesome activities you can enjoy in winter. Here are a few.
Yes, it’s childish. But who cares? If you have a loved one and/or a few silly friends, you can make a day of hitting each other in the face with snowballs, building a snowman with a variety of accessories, pulling the sled, and so on. While it is very cold, and the gloves sometimes do very little to protect your hands from freezing, it is worth noting that the inside of the house becomes so much warmer and cozier.
It might be a good idea to skip the lakes and rivers with a frozen surface for this one. Instead, try to find an official skating rink. Don’t be discouraged if you feel you might fall down – we have all fallen countless times before we got it right. Grab a partner and skate along the edge of the rink at first, and work your way up to falling with style.
As difficult as winter is, there is something you simply can’t do in the summer: cuddle up under a blanket with a good book – preferably next to a fireplace. The crackle of the flames, the knowledge that you are comfortable and warm while it’s freezing outside is both comforting and calming. You don’t need company for this activity, though there is no harm in someone sharing your favorite hobby with you.
There are plenty of resorts that cater to those who wish to try out skiing and snowboarding before settling down with a nice cup of hot cocoa. Do you find skiing tedious and dangerous? No problem, as most of these resorts have pools, and some are equipped with saunas as well. You will feel like you are in the tropics. That is, as long as you don’t look outside.
Granted, resorts can be outside an average person’s budget. That being said, if you can afford it, give them a try. There is the added benefit of lounging on the bed while watching TV and knowing you don’t have to work, cook, or clean.
If you’re an adventurer, winter will not slow you down. Hikers and mountain climbers are used to cold weather, and they look forward to hiking events in the winter. This is what separates beginners from veterans – after about 10 miles of trudging in the snow while going uphill, you will truly have a chance to test your mettle.
A word of caution, though. There is adventure, and then there is reckless behavior. Hiking is dangerous if you are unprepared for what lies ahead. Never go hiking alone and make sure you have supplies as well as people who know where you are and where you should be.
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