The winter months can be cruel, so if you are stuck indoors, here are five ideas to beat the cabin fever blues:
1. Step Away From The Smartphone
It may seem like an escape, but your smartphone can actually make cabin fever worse. Streaming, surfing and posting can make phones very isolating even if you’re in the same room as others, so put the phone down and get yourself outside – even if you have to text your family first to get it started.
2. Break out the Outdoor Games
With technology taking over so many forms of entertainment, it’s nice to slow down, unplug, and get back to the basics with an outdoor game. A game outside can bring your family together while waking up that competitive spirit. Whether you choose serious or silly, an outdoor game is a great way to pass the time while stuck inside during the worst of winter.
3. Try a more Unusual or Daring Experience
When stuck inside during the dead of winter you may take a look around and realise you have a few things on your bucket list that are just begging to be tackled. It can be as simple as going wild on a paintball battlefield, or a little more in-depth like skydiving from 10,000 feet. Either way, it’s easy for the whole family to get in on the action and do a little bonding while doing so.
4. Plan a Special Family Day Out
Picking up takeout or heating up a frozen pizza is standard fare for busy families, but when you’re all in the house and have the time to spare, planning a family day out can help bring everyone together. From sailing on a canoe to taking a hike, there’s a little something for everyone.
Do you have a novel way of getting through a hard winter without losing your mind? Let us know in the comments!