Snow–it’s the dreaded word for many in the country right now. I’m sorry to bring up the repugnant “S” word, but I must because more seems to be on the way. Since it’s inevitable each year, we would do well to come up with fun things to do when there is a snow day. Instead of snowmen, snow angels, and snow ball fights, there is a list of other things you can do that I have found quite enjoyable.
1) See how many books you can read
If you are an avid reader, or even an average reader, you might enjoy testing yourself in this way. Pile up a few books and start reading! Of course, if you really want to read multiple books I wouldn’t suggest putting a lengthy biography or novel on your list. Choose books, preferably novels, that are between 120-200 pages. Should you accept the mission, you might found that you can finish 2-3 books by the end of the day. There is something about reading that can warm a heart while the snow is falling.
2) Be productive
I know this one is a little vague, but that’s because it looks different for everyone. For myself, snow days have provided a good opportunity to clean my room, do laundry, and even organize my bookshelf. Your productivity might vary, but the point is that you be productive! When you know a snow day is approaching, create a to-do-list to keep you on track; and hey, nobody is saying you can’t put watching television or taking a nap on that list!
3) Shovel neighbors sidewalks
Not only will you get a lot of excursive doing this, you will be engaging in a very charitable service. If there are old people around your neighborhood who struggle with shoveling, be sure to help them out if you can. Sure, it might take you longer to do but it will be worth it. In blessing others we often get blessed ourselves!
4) Call friends or Skype them
Sometime snow days get me down because of loneliness; I had plans and now they are ruined because I can’t drive anywhere! Luckily, we have technology. It has really made my snow days bearable to be able to, at the very least, talk to my girlfriend when I can’t go and see her due to the snow.
5) If you are a student of any kind, do your homework!
A snow day is the perfect time to catch up on homework or even get ahead. Trust me, if you are able to get ahead of your work you’ll definitely be thanking me later on. I was always one to only relax on snow days, but now I’ve realized that I have plenty of time to relax and get work done (if you aren’t a student, maybe its work for your job). Nowadays, I plan out time for my to do relaxing activities like watching television or reading a leisure book, but I also make sure to include homework. In the past, getting ahead during a snow day made the rest of my month pretty easy! Test it out and see for yourself!
Snow days are fun, but they can also be burdensome. The best thing you can do is embrace the fact that it’s snowing and that there is nothing you can do about it. Mother Nature is giving you some time off; make the best of it!