MAKE IT CUTE
10 ways to cut cabin fever
Is the weather outside frightful? Well, don’t let it stop you from making your day delightful. GL has 10 awesome ideas that will keep your spirits high even when the temperature is way low.
Make the perfect meal. Fill stomachs and warm the house by turning your home into a restaurant. With a sibling or parent, plan out a menu for the night’s dinner. Spend the afternoon making menus, table settings and the meal itself. And don’t forget to bake the perfect dessert. Or take a couple hours to do your holiday baking. Hey, everyone loves a sugar cookie, even if it’s a little early.
Read, read, read. Big snowstorm? Don’t let that stop you from doing something with your friends. Start an impromptu book club with them as you wait out the cold weather. Choose a book you all have, read it and text as you’re reading along. Discuss it the next time you see each other.
Game on! Host a tournament with neighbors, siblings or cousins. Whether it’s with video games, board games or a mix, keep tally of who wins the most. The victor gets a prize, be it a baked treat, bragging rights or choice of what movie to watch when the games end.
Direct a musical. Musician at heart? Aspiring playwright? Write a musical about the storm outside. Direct and perform it with siblings and neighbors. For songs, see if your siblings or neighbors can incorporate their instruments so your words will have music to them. Can you say impromptu jam sesh?
Flip through old photos or home movies. There’s no better time to take a trip down memory lane than when you’re stuck at home. Ask your mom or dad if they saved anything from when you were little. Not only will they love reminiscing with you, but you’ll be surprised to see how much you’ve grown and how far you’ve come.
Work up a sweat. Can’t exercise outdoors? No biggie, work out inside. Run on a treadmill or ask your mom if she has any exercise or yoga videos. Don’t have any of those? Get-up-and-active games like Wii Fit and Dance Dance Revolution are super fun and help keep you moving too.
Pamper yourself. Give yourself the spa treatment. Make a homemade facial mask and give yourself a pedi and manicure. Get your mom involved too and spend the day bonding.