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Getting through winter isn’t always easy, so it’s important to make time to do things you love this season. Whether you’re bored and stuck at home or just looking for a new thing to try, these 12 things to do on a lazy winter day will help brighten up a gloomy day.
12 Things To Do On a Lazy Winter Day at Home
1. Have a Long Lie In
There’s no better way to start a long, winter weekend than with a lie in. If your schedule allows for it, cancel your alarm for the morning and let your body get the rest it needs.
If you get yourself some fluffy bedding (highly recommended for cozy winter days in) then your lazy morning might accidentally become an entire day.
2. Take a Warm Bath or Shower
Taking a warm bath or shower is one of the best ways to relax and unwind after a long week. You can add bubbles and even light a few scented candles for some extra ambiance.
3. Make a Hot Chocolate
There are few better ways to spend a cozy winter’s day than sitting in bed with a mug of hot chocolate. If you want to get fancy you could add whipped cream, marshmallows, or a shot or two of Baileys.
Cold, winter days are perfect for relaxing under a blanket and catching up on all the books you’ve been meaning to read for months.
Sometimes our lives are so busy that we forget to prioritize reading, so a slower paced day may be exactly what you need to reset your reading habits and get back into the swing of it.
5. Journal or Scrapbook
One of the best ways to spend a lazy winter’s day is to cozy up and let your creativity run wild. You could write or draw in your journal, or create a scrapbook full of your favorite memories from the past year.
6. Use a Hydrating Face Mask
The air is much drier in winter, which can cause your skin to feel dry or tight.
You can offset this by using a hydrating face mask once or twice a week. Not only will your skin love you for it, but a homemade spa day is a relaxing way to spend a day at home.
7. Unplug From Technology
Too often we associate lazy days with sitting in front of the TV all day. And while we all need a good movie day once in a while, there are plenty of screen free activities to get stuck into this winter. Check out these 14 screen free hobbies if you’re looking for some inspiration.
8. Create a New Spotify Playlist
If you have a free hour or two, consider creating a Spotify playlist of your favorite songs of the moment. Not only will it give you something to do when you’re bored, but you’ll be able to listen back nostalgically every winter.
9. Order Food In
It’s cold. It’s dark. And you probably don’t want to cook tonight. If you’re looking for something to do tonight, ordering your favorite food in is a classic choice. It’s easy, it’s cozy, and it’s a great way to treat yourself this winter.
10. Have a Movie Marathon
Nothing screams lazy winter day like hiding under a blanket and binge watching some of your favorite movies.
11. Bake Cookies or Brownies
Baking is a classic way to spend an afternoon stuck at home. It’s fun, it’s relaxing, and at the end you get to eat some great food.
If you’re stuck for ideas, try baking gingerbread cookies. They’re easy to make, and the smell of freshly baked gingerbread is perfect for getting into a wintery mood.
12. Make a Wreath
Making your own wreath is easy, cheap, and a lot of fun. Watch a few YouTube tutorials to get the gist of it, then gather some materials and let your creativity run wild.
You could keep it classic with a traditional wreath, or you could get creative and use materials you already have around the house.
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