How To Avoid Boredom Over the Winter

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While winter is a time for connecting with family and being grateful for what you have, it also makes it pretty difficult to enjoy anything outside your home. The weather is grim, the winds whip your hair all over your face, and the rain and snow only seem to arrive the minute you step outside. 

This isn't most people's definition of fun, and even though it's nice to sit inside, get cozy, and do nothing all day, it's only a matter of time that you can do this before you get a dose of cabin fever. Here are some things you can do to avoid boredom in the winter. 

Find Fun Things to Do
You might not be able to go on countryside walks or cycling through old city streets, but that doesn't mean there isn't still plenty of date ideas for rainy days for you to explore. You and your partner can only watch Christmas movies and drink prosecco all day for a few days before even that gets monotonous, so don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and explore a place that may not seem so adventurous. 

Stay Active No Matter What
The weather might mean that you can't go on your morning runs, and it might even be impossible to get to the gym. But this doesn't mean you should abandon your weekly workout schedule; you've just got to look at other things to do. 
Try to work out at home, even if it's just by doing some pushups or situps at first. My favorite thing to do is to whip out a jump rope and to do as many as you can in a 15 minute span. If you can do it for a half hour, then you have likely fatigued yourself which is the most effective way to maximize your exercise. 

Follow Through With Plans
Everyone makes plans over the holiday season, but these plans are often canceled because of bad weather, lack of time, or other commitments. But this gets old quickly, and you miss out on significant events and meetings that happen all around you. You never know when you'll get another chance to see your nearest and dearest friends, so seize the day and do everything in your power to hang out when invited to do so.

Winter Wonderland
The cold months are only as fun as you want to make them, so instead of sitting inside lamenting how much you miss the freedom of summer, try looking for something to do that you can't do at any other time of the year. Find an ice skating rink, and if you live in an area where it snows, then bundle up and play outside!

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