On the heels of my 100 Things To Do In the Fall, I thought I would also do a list for the Winter and probably for the other two seasons. I've loved every minute of Fall this year. The weather was slightly milder to begin with so we were able to enjoy most of it outside. So without further ado, my list of 100 Things To Do In the Winter. Do you have anything to add to the list? Let me know in the comments below.
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Search for the perfect Christmas tree in the forest. Admire it and leave it there to grow.
Enjoy some good old fashioned hot cocoa in your favorite mug.
Watch the snow fall. If you are inclined, record it in slow motion.
Go hiking. Do so with caution and invest in these cramp-ons if needed.
Have a cozy dinner at home with friends.
Have a warm, fondue party, apres ski style.
Have an old school movie marathon.
Have a summer indoor day. This will be a bit resource intensive, but crank up your heat and wear shorts and tanks around the house. Have a floor picnic with some summer flavors.
Bake and decorate cookies. Gift extras to friends.
Rent a cabin in the woods and get cozy. ;)
Check out an Airbnb experience in your local city.
Walk around NYC at night and have a Serendpity moment.
Watch a winter sunset.
Watch a winter sunrise.
Have a champagne party to celebrate the New Year. Recycle the bottles.
Check out a hot tub or hot spring spa.
Do a chocolate and cheese tasting. Support local businesses.
Build and sit around a campfire.
Make s'mores for your campfire.
Have a snowball fight.
Attend a tree lighting or a winter festival.
Build a snowman.
Head out for a Jazz night. Dress in sparkly thrifted clothes.
Write your version of "The Story of Us." For you, for your children.
Attend a holiday or winter festival.
Buy someone coffee and have coffee with them.
Head to the beach when it's snowing.
Sit in and read some new books.
Make homemade candles with your favorite winter scents.
Head to Vermont. Go hiking or snowboarding or apple cider tasting or cheese tasting.
Make those snowangels.
Remember your childhood. Make a grilled cheese sandwich with homemade tomato soup.
Make a big batch of chili.
Find a pine forest and breathe the wonderful, natural smell.
Get decluttering for the New Year. Best way to welcome something new is to make space.
Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
Volunteer to pick up garbage.
Volunteer to help a neighbor or friend during a snowstorm.
Walk around your neighborhood and check out the holiday lights.
Throw a Super Bowl party using these zero waste snacks.
Make your own beer using a beer kit.
Make paper snowflakes using recycled paper.
Practice cold showers and join a Polar Bear swim.
Gather pine cones and use them as decorations.
Setup a make shift tent indoors and play.
Learn to crochet a winter hat or scarf. Grab some yarn at the thrift store.
Check out the holiday display windows.
Declutter and donate toys.
Visit local museums.
Hunt for the best hot cocoa in your town. Do a taste test panel with the kids. Bring your reusables of course.
Make your own holiday cards from recycled materials.
Buy your holiday decorations from a thrift store.
Gather and collect twigs. Paint them white and voila! decorations.
Have a tea party with homemade biscuits and bulk teas.
Make a time capsule and bury it before the New Year arrives. Reuse an old tin.
Attend a hockey game.
Learn to make simple bread. Like this recipe from NYT. (BTW, almost everyone on Instagram has recommended this recipe to me. )
Start a winter garden.
Set up an "I'm Bored Jar" for the kids using popsicle sticks.
Have a winter, outdoor scavenger hunt.
Find unique ways to reuse cloth and wrapping paper.
Make your own wrapping paper.
Practice daily gratitude for the New Year.
Write down those resolutions and break them down to smaller achievable goals.
Create a holiday or winter playlist.
Unplug from social media for a day, a night or a weekend.
Forgive and let go. Write down things you've been holding on to and let go by ripping up that piece of paper or burning them.
Create a vision board for the New Year using old magazines.
Spend time with your kids, your nieces/nephews.
Plan your your 12 monthly projects for the year.
Moisturize your skin. Make your own lotion.
Do a self-care winter routine like applying a facial mask using charcoal or bentonite clay and ACV.
Write your future self a love letter.
Take courage and do something for the first time.
Buy your favorite bottle of wine, put your pajamas and stay in.
Fly south and get some sun. Key West anyone?
Write down a list of things that you love.
Get some laughs and attend a comedy show.
Find a new habit to take on.
Friend someone new. A coworker, a gym buddy, a neighbor...
Get some houseplants to help you clear the winter air.
Open your windows if the air temperature allows to air out your winter house.
Find ways to reduce energy consumption in your home.
Watch some great documentaries out there.
Take a winter photo challenge.
Make yourself a pina colada. Skip the straw and umbrella.
Start a blog.
Breathe in cold, winter, fresh air.
Head somewhere remote and watch the winter, night sky.
Create your own morning stretch routine.
Get a massage. You deserve some quiet time after the holidays.
Unsubscribe from all of those holiday marketing emails you might have signed up for.
Plan a vacation.
Take a walk by yourself.
Challenge yourself to a Buy Nothing day or week or month.
Add some color to your life through a colorful artwork, a colorful shirt or a new colorful wall.
Plan your way to paying off a debt.
Buy yourself some flowers.
Stay in bed and snuggle up.
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