Why Staying In On A Snow Day Can Be Really Good For Your Health
It's snowing winter white outside, and while it may inspire a deep love of amateur photography for everyone on my Instagram feed, I want no part of these festivities.
Well, to start, this morning I put on a full snowsuit to walk my dogs, went outside and broke into a full-body sweat after going about two blocks.
So, after that experience, I'm refusing to feel guilty about my plans to stay inside and be a grouch about this weather.
Here are five things I'm doing instead:
1. Get ripped thinking about summer
One of the best things about having a full snow day inside is, I can work out 15 to 20 minutes longer than I normally do.
Why? Because I'm trapped!
Just because it's freezing outside doesn't mean I can't heat things up inside the walls of my cozy cave, and once it's beach season, I can't say I didn't at least TRY to get swimsuit-ready.
2. Meditate because why the fuck not?
If there is one thing that'll get me to meditate, it's being trapped inside all day.
My deep hatred for sitting still is a nightmare that I will have to face at one point in my life, and I consider snow days to be good practice.
You might not be a world champ meditator, but neither am I.
And all it is is sitting still and breathing, right? How hard could it possibly be?
3. Rearrange my entire home
OK, maybe I won't call it an entire home. Hell, I live in New York; this apartment is barely an entire bathroom.
But, the one thing I love to do is move things around, like moving the photos from one side of the room to the other and switching out the rugs in one room for the one in the other.
They aren't major changes, but they kind of shift the energy in the place, and it feels invigorating.
4. Make a vision board for the next 15 years of my life
Since having a whole day indoors gives me plenty of time to think, I love to turn that energy into a productive and creative exercise.
One way to do this is to make a vision board.
I envision where I want to be in the future and what excites me the most, and then I slap it all on a piece of cardboard.
By the end of it, I have an inspiring new piece of artwork to hang on the walls.
Good ole fashioned arts and crafts are a guaranteed good time.
5. Binge-watch everything (obviously)
While working on a vision board, why not catch up on old episodes of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” or “The Bachelor”? Or, if you want to completely lose yourself, maybe try “Game of Thrones.”
I mean, I haven't seen a single episode of “GoT.” So, it just would be nice if the next time someone made a Jon Snow joke, I could actually know what the fuck I'm laughing at instead of nodding my head like an idiot.
Snow days can be amazing if you're an outdoorsy person, but if you are a cave dweller like myself, there are so many things you can do inside on a cold winter day.
Just be creative and have a good time. You can make a snow day productive, even if you don't set foot out in that crap.
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