It's officially time to think of ways to occupy ourselves indoors now that the weather's going to get chillier (which I am most definitely not ready for in case you were wondering). So what on earth do we do now that our outside time is becoming limited? I'm glad you asked because being the wonderful planner that I am, I have plenty of ideas for anyone drawing blanks right now.
When you are struggling on how to spend time productively, I will always say to read as a first resort. Ask anybody. In fact if you are looking for something new to flip through or wake up your mind, there are two posts right here on this blog all about books. There's five suggestions in each post so that's 10 brand new books you've never read! I promise they're good. You will not get bored with any of them.
Although reading is great, it can get old pretty fast. Especially if you always need to be doing something. That's where crafts come in! But not just the boring scissors and glue stuff. Instead, these are the kind that you actually want to get accomplished. Maybe it's replacing lightbulbs, touching up paint, or a total room redecoration. Cold days are the perfect time to do stuff that keeps getting put off. Whatever the task is, it'll have your full attention because leaving the house isn't an appealing option in times where the cold is winning against the sun.
For my readers who aren't very good at remembering to clean out drawers or closets, this next one's for you. Can anyone guess what it is? That's right! It's organizing! Organizing is a great time filler and will keep you occupied for awhile depending on the severity of the clutter. Even if you have everything in place, it can't hurt to go through and get rid of things. Less mess brings down stress!
For those who are more into logic and thinking, puzzles and games are your friends. They'll keep you busy and help your brain grow. Two for one isn't bad. I like Scrabble, Clue, Life, any jigsaw puzzle, cards, and Yahtzee for anyone needing suggestions. If you don't think this is something that is for you, I encourage you to give it a try. Who knows? Maybe you have a secret competitive side. Competitiveness can a be great tool at different points in life.
We've covered many areas. Books, Crafting/DIYing, Cleaning/Organizing, and Logic and Brains. There is one or two that haven't been talked about. The first being nothing crazy. Just complete calmness. Calmness is one of my favorites. Turn on some music or a podcast for the ultimate chill time. Pull out fun adult coloring books and go to town. Or you could do what seems to be most popular in this category: take a much needed nap. The week can get crazy. Take some time at the end to unwind so you're ready for the next seven days on the calendar. Having a total body/mind crash on Tuesday isn't something that's easy to recover from. I speak from experience so trust me on this one.
Let's say that by now nothing is speaking to you. That's totally okay! I have one more trick up my sleeve that everyone will appreciate. Binge-watching! This may seem like a waste of time but if your mind can't come up with anything else and/or you've done everything else, binge-watching is a valid final resort. It's fine to have some you-time and catch up on some of your favorite shows. Rewatching also never hurt anyone. I think I've watched Grey's Anatomy and Criminal Minds 500+ times forwards and backwards. Maybe not quite 500 times in my opinion but I think my mom might say it's been more than 500 times. I kind of have a problem since Netflix is right there on all my devices. So with that being said, it maybe wouldn't hurt to be on the look out for a post about detoxing from Netflix and social media. I think that might actually be a good idea. Let me know what you guys think.
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Hi! Welcome to Fashion Fun and Extra, a blog run by Caroline Hill. A wheelchair user, podcaster, little sister, writer, and more, Caroline's unique view on life allows readers to take a glance into something they don't experience everyday. Told with humor, realness, remarkable wit, and a special kind bluntness, no blog will fail to entertain!