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11 Things to do in Winter when you’re Bored or Have Nothing to do

Winter? More like: Why-nter (Lame but true)

I was not made for winter. It’s too cold to even consider getting up and writing a blogpost, but here I am, doing exactly that. If it were up to me, I’d be hibernating by now, which unfortunately isn’t something us, humans, do. So, I have to stick to forcing myself out of the blanket in the mornings, trying not to burn my tongue while having soup and failing at warming myself up the second I move away from the heater. Fun. So, how do I make this winter more tolerable (if that’s even possible)?

The (Dreaded) To-Do List

  1. Make a hot drink. This could be tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soup or whatever else. Sure, you may be shivering and complaining while doing this, but once you wrap your freezing hands around your cup and drink whatever you made, you’ll be thanking goodness for the source of heat.
  2. Have a bonfire or a BBQ. For your sake and everyone else’s, please do not jump into the fire (as warm and tempting as it may look).
  3. Play board or card games. We often spend a portion of our winters in Murree, which is a beautiful area in the mountains and is cold practically all throughout the year. Usually, my family and I go with my aunts and uncles, and we spend a lot of time playing cards and board games (specifically Ludo) curled up next to heaters. A good board/card game is loads of fun.
  4. Have a movie marathon/Start a season. What’s better than curling up on a couch with people you like (which for me, is me) and binge-watching movies or TV shows in the winter?
  5. Have a hot bath. If I’m being honest, this would not be my go-to because the aftermath (wet hair, quivering etc.) is not nice to say the least but I’ll admit, the temporary warmth is relieving.
  6. Go for a walk. Leaving the house in winters is practically torture but if you warm yourself up, going out for a walk or for hiking (with family or friends) can be a great activity for a boring afternoon or evening.
  7. Try out a course. If it’s winter break and you have nothing to do, you can always apply for different courses or lessons (online or otherwise) in order to spend your time well.
  8. Apply for an internship.
  9. Bake. Not your face, I mean the baking done in the kitchen.
  10. Get in-touch with friends. You could always go out for a coffee or a movie and reconnect with friends during the break.
  11. Make a list of resolutions for the new year. Unless you’re on the opposite side of the world, winters arrive a month or two (depends) before the new year, which means you can take time to reflect on the year that’s passed and come up with goals for the following year.

Back to Moi

That was, by far, the hardest list to come up with because words cannot describe the overwhelming sense of lethargy that winter graces me with. I definitely deserve an applause. Hopefully, this helps you come up with different activities that’ll make winter better for you at home, however if it’s snowing, you can always go outside to make snow angels or a snowman or go skiing etc. and if you plan on travelling, then there’s always so much site-seeing and discovering that you can do! Good luck surviving this year’s winter.

P.S. The featured image is a picture I took in Turkey! Honestly, that trip was a dream. Read more about my trip to Turkey here.

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