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How to Keep Yourself Entertained This Winter

By Twothirstytravellers @2thirstytrav

With the long nights, and chilly days that come with winter, you’re not alone if the idea of actually leaving the house seems like more trouble than its worth. Whether you need to shovel snow or just grab a winter coat, there’s nothing fun about shivering while you wait for your car to heat up or trying not to let your ears freeze as you walk down the street.

If you’re in for a long winter, there are a few things you can do inside that’ll keep you entertained while also helping you learn and/or make some extra money.

Here are some tips:


Get Learning

Whether you’ve always wanted to learn a code, you want to sharpen your writing skills, or you like the idea of learning a language, if you’re going to have plenty of time on your hands during winter then now is the time to start. There are numerous resources online and awesome apps that can help you learn new skills (many of them are free) and you can find teachers and courses waiting to help you online.

Play Online

Head to for a great opportunity to keep yourself occupied during those cold weekends while potentially making some money. With a wide variety of games to choose from, you’ll find that winter will go by quicker than you’d think.


Get Active

Getting active doesn’t mean getting outside, and there are plenty of ways that you can exercise indoors. Try yoga or pilates for a fun, low-impact workout, or get onto YouTube for some awesome free workout videos. Trainers around the world are uploading their videos so that you can workout at home without any equipment, so winter doesn’t need to mean gaining a bunch of weight.


If you’re going to be stuck inside anyway, you may as well make the most of it. Consider trying some new recipes and freezing them so you can always have a healthy meal ready to go through the week. If you’re not an experienced cook, this is a great opportunity to learn and with so many food blogs, recipes and websites like Pinterest available, you’ll be sure to learn some excellent recipes that will have your friends and family impressed.


Get Reading

If you’re like most people, you probably have a list of books that you’ve been meaning to read. Whether it’s that new author that your brother keeps recommending or a list of classics that friends constantly mention and you’ve never read, winter is the perfect time to curl up on the couch and get reading. Consider investing in an e-reader like a Kindle or Nook so you can easily download books, or go old school and head to the library. If you’ve got no idea what you should be reading, there are plenty of lists online with catchy titles like “100 books to read before you die” so set yourself a challenge and see how many you can read before summer arrives.

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