Indoor Activities Blog Series, Part 1: Productive Activities

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With winter in full effect, I can’t remember the last day it was warm enough to go for a hike or ride a bike around. It’s just a matter of time before we’re snowed in. Whether you’re trapped indoors due to a blizzard or it’s simply too cold to go out, we will most likely find ourselves indoors at some point this season. We have created a three part blog series broken down by productive, relaxing, and kid-friendly activities. First up are productive activities.

Productive

Just because you’re inside doesn’t mean you should be a couch potato all day! This list is for those of you who want to get stuff done.

Laundry

Ethnic woman in her 20s folds laundry on the living room floor while her adorable dog keeps her company

Who knows the last time I did not have a load to throw in the wash or forgot my clothes in the dryer and pulled it out all wrinkly? While you’re stuck inside you could make it a priority to start a load first thing in the morning to have loads running while you go about your day. Set a timer to make sure you make the most of your day and get as much laundry done as possible!

Cook

Once you’re up and have started a load of clothes to wash, why not trying cooking something new? Make a delicious breakfast you’ve never tried before! If you need help, here is a link to 50 recipes to keep you warm when snowed in that includes everything from hot chocolate to “Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheese Toasties!”

Clean & Organize

After you’ve made your “Ooey Gooey Butter Cake” to snack on all day, it’s time to clean. That doesn’t just go for everything you’ve used to make food. After you’ve started to run the dishwasher, do whatever you’ve been telling yourself you need to do, but have been procrastinating on. Organize the kitchen or office space; change your bedroom around, whatever it may be! Do whatever you’ve been telling yourself you need to do. Here are some cleaning tricks to help you get it done. If you want to get a head start on prepping your home for the next storm, here are 10 things to get your home ready for winter.

Pay Bills

It may be an easy one, but let’s get it done! Make sure you’re all caught up with all your bills and have scheduled dates for upcoming payments.

Work from home

Snowman Working On Laptop

Get some work done. Make your work load lighter when going back into work or simply save yourself from falling behind. You could even get ahead on a new project you’ve wanted to start.

Learn

While you’re indoors you could use this valuable time to learn something new like a new language, a historical event, cooking, coding, or an easy auto repair. There are free resources for everything. My favorite resource would have to be YouTube. There are also plenty of apps for your phone to learn just about anything too.

Exercise

Even though it’s too cold for a run, hike, or ride on the bike, you could still exercise. Lift some weights or hop on the treadmill. Don’t have either? That’s okay, do some pushups, sit-ups, and plank. Shovel some snow to work on your arms and back. Why not try yoga?! Again, there are plenty of YouTube videos out there that could help you out. Nike even has an app that shows you workouts without any equipment. It’s called the Nike Training App. Check it out and hopefully you find something to get your sweat on.

Stay tuned for part 2: relaxing activities!

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