When the winter comes, many people get restless because they need to stop most of their time inside. In some warmer places, that is not a must, but where it is colder, you need to do something to occupy your time when you are indoors to stop cabin fever from creeping up on you.

1. Painting

Painting and drawing are great hobbies for the winter. Not everybody is an artistic person, but everybody can try.

What To Do Indoors During The Winter

2. Reading and writing

What better to pass the time than to read and write. Writing, whether it is writing your diary or making a novel – is a great way to fire up your creative side and help you get in tune with your own mind. The winter is great for this, sit by a fire, or somewhere warm, and write your heart out.You can even try blogging. It’s writing, but it is on the Internet, and it is direct, so people can immediately read what you write.

On the other hand, there is reading. An excellent way to pass the cold winter days. You probably heard the term armchair travel, and you can guess what it means, reading takes you to all kinds of places, and times. It’s a beautiful thing.

3. Dancing

Dancing classes can be a pretty costly thing, but, you don’t need dance classes. You got the comfort of your home, if you have a partner, good, if the partner knows how to dance, even better. Dancing is a great way to stay warm in the winter.

4. Cooking

Winter is probably the best excuse for you can have to learn how to cook a new meal or learn to cook in general. It’s a great way to spend your time, but it may cost you a bit, the ingredients aren’t free. You can even buy a cookbook, choose some dishes that you like, stock up on groceries, and get started.

5. Pottery

It doesn’t cost too much, and it is a great way to spend your time during the winter. You can let your creativity flow, and create some items you can even use in your home, plates, pots, bowls and other items. You can try going to a pottery studio and meet other people who share your passion.

6. Brain training

Your body usually becomes less fit during the winter, but that doesn’t mean that it has to happen to your brain too. Exercise your mind. Play brain games, play chess, read, be creative, learn something new, solve puzzles. All of these things help you develop a more powerful brain, and it is a quality spending of time.

A good tip for the winter months to keep your energy up is to let more light into your home. Open your blinds, let that light come in, and your energy levels will jump higher. There’s lots of things you can do in the winter, you just have to find something that feels good to you, and then go with it.

By Milan Budimkic

Milan Budimkic is a creative freelance writer for industries that include but are not limited to the home decor, travel, entertainment, and much more. When not blogging, Milan likes to travel and read a lot.