Winter really excites me. The turn of a New Year is on the horizon and it marks a new chapter for us all. The weather doesn’t allow for socialising and the time spent alone can be isolating but, if used correctly, can be a time of self-improvement. I wanted to make a list 50 things you can do in Winter. Some of them are Christmas oriented, but the majority can be applicable for anyone no matter their religion! They’re all supposed to make you feel good, cosy, and confident.
This post is made in collaboration with my dear friend Meg, but you may know her as The Blog Girl or @baking.by.meg! We collaborated before, way back in summer. It was absolute pleasure working with Meg so we’ve decided to collaborate again, this time on a 50 things to do in winter post! Surprisingly, it wasn’t that hard to come up with so many ideas. But, if there isn’t something here that floats your boat, Meg has another 50 things on her blog. Click here to see the post! Please also follow Meg’s Instagram, she is the most wonderful baker and you will surely enjoy her content.
Let’s get into it!
- Create a really extravagant, over-the-top hot chocolate
- Have porridge for breakfast
- Make a Christmas Pinterest board
- Read an entire book in a day
- Make some wintery wallpaper for your phone, laptop etc
- Bullet journal Christmas movies you want to watch
- Write out your New Year’s Goals and how you will achieve them
- On a frosty morning, brew a cuppa tea and drink it outside
- Drink lots of hot water – but make sure you don’t burn yourself!
- Go for an early morning walk
- Cook up a big breakfast: hash browns, egg bread, beans – the lot!
- Practise calligraphy so you can impress people with your Christmas cards
- Make a Pinterest board for your 2021 manifestations
- Do a series on your Instagram (12 Days Of Musicmas, Takeover Tuesday, What I Wore Wednesday)
- Bake gingerbread
- Go for an afternoon walk to see the early sunset
- Watch the sunrise
- Learn how to knit
- Sort out your emails and unsubscribe from unnecessary mailing lists
- Unfollow people who won’t bring your positive vibes in 2021
- Plan content ahead of time!
- Prioritise revision for end of term tests
- Sort out your wardrobe
- Determine what gifts you’re getting for people for Christmas
- Bake mince pies
- Get a nice planner for 2021 or set up your bullet journal for the next year
- Watch telly in your duvet on the sofa
- Sort out your room thoroughly
- Sell things you no longer want
- Video call your friends
- Do a Secret Santa
- Change your bedding to something more seasonal
- Decorate your room
- Go for a walk with your friend
- List out everything 20 things you learned in 2020
- Spend time with your family
- Play board games
- Try some interesting new tea flavour
- Bake something unusual
- Listen to the birds
- Whip out your colouring book and settle down for a cosy afternoon with a good film and get colouring
- Learn different zentangle patterns
- Set a Goodreads goal for next year
- Make pom-pom room decor
- Start a scrapbook
- Read through old letters
- Find a penpal to start writing to
- Go through a recipe book and tab things you want to make
- Sort though old photographs
This list has a balance of looking forward to the New Year, and being grateful for the moment. Let me know if you try any of these! I’d love to see your pics on Instagram.
What do you want to do this Winter?
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