Winter blues can dampen your spirits and take the fun out of your life. With a little imagination, however, you can have spring in your heart despite the cold, dreary weather outside. Here are some fun activities that can stave off cabin fever this winter and get you smiling again.
If you can’t get out much during winter, plan some fun times indoors by inviting friends over for community baking or cooking classes. Ask your guests to bring their favorite recipes and have fun experimenting with new cuisines. By inviting new Beverly Hills Carmel residents to participate in these classes, you can welcome them to the community and expand your circle of friends.
You can learn so much about your neighbors and friends by sharing a meal together and listening to heartwarming stories of their lives. At the same time, you can enjoy delicious food from different cultures and take away savory recipes to enjoy again and again.
Exercise for Fun and Fitness
Look for ways to stay fit during winter to keep you in good spirits and health. If you have access to an indoor pool, take advantage of it for daily exercise. Swimming is a great way to stay in shape and can be enjoyed at any age. Invite some friends for pool aerobics or a fun game of pool volleyball.
Winter’s a good time to organize indoor classes of Zumba, aerobics or Yoga at Beverly Hills Carmel to get the exercise you need. You can meet daily if you want, or two to three times a week. When it’s not so cold out, go for a walk or hike in the park. Invest in some exercise DVDs or find fitness videos online that spark your interest and enjoy a fun workout. Staying active may be more challenging during winter, but it will pay off in keeping you healthy and happy during those long winter months.
If you enjoy working with your hands, try crafting to keep you busy and inspired during those cold winter days. You can glean crafts ideas from books, magazines or even online. You can also take classes to learn pottery, flower arranging, scrapbooking, rock painting and other craft projects.
Once you’ve decided on what you want to learn or do, you’ll need to invest in some arts and crafts supplies. If you want to try your hand at glass decorating, for example, you could buy some window crayons or markers to create some interesting designs. For flower arranging, look for inexpensive silk flowers, vases and stones at your local craft store. With a set of acrylic paints, you can decorate clay pots in preparation for a spring garden or paint cute designs on rocks to display around your home.
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