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I have fun doing outdoor activities in the winter, but most of the time I like to stay inside and stay warm. If you’re like me, then you’ll love this list of indoor winter activities for adults so you don’t get bored this winter. Make sure you add these to your winter bucket list.
Indoor Winter Activity For Adults #1 – Make Fondue
Fondue is so yummy. It’s fun to make and eat. You can do all different kinds of fondue, but chocolate is my favorite. This recipe for vegan chocolate fondue is from Fran Costigan.
2. Listen to Audiobooks
You can listen to audiobooks while doing household chores or just while laying in bed. You can get a free trial of Audible here to get started listening to audiobooks.
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3. Write Down Your Resolutions
This is a good activity to do around New Year’s Eve. If you need ideas of resolutions, take a look at this list here.
4. Make Homemade Hot Cocoa
Homemade hot chocolate is so fun to drink while watching a movie. The Panicked Foodie has a recipe that you should try.
5. Try A New Recipe
My husband and I love cooking something new together. One of our favorites to make is our Pad Thai recipe. It’s warm, comforting, and a little spicy.
6. Learn About Essential Oils And Use Them
Essential oils are great for diffusing or for using to help with things. I don’t know much about them, but would love to learn more. It’s a great idea when you need a fun winter indoor activity.
7. Learn How To Knit
Knitting would be a fun thing to do while watching a movie or just relaxing. It’s always fun to pickup a new skill.
8. Binge Watch TV Shows
Binge watching a tv show is always better than watching one episode a week. We loved binge watching Superstore, The Mindy Project, and more.
9. Play Card Games
Card games are fun to play with a group of people and have a game night, or you can play solitaire by yourself. If you need a deck of cards, you can get one here.
10. Have A Movie Marathon
Sometimes when there’s cold winter weather outside you just want to snuggle up and watch movies all day. You can watch lots of different movies or you can watch a few from a series, like Harry Potter. You can get the complete 8 film collection here.
11. Decorate For Holidays
I absolutely love to decorate for all the holidays! In the winter you can decorate for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day. These decorative pillows will help you get started with Christmas decorating. Indoor activities like this can be done with your whole family.
12. Gratitude Journal
A gratitude journal will help you with self exploration and with focusing on being grateful. This journal is a 52 week guide.
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13. Read Books
If you love to read, then pickup a good book and find a cozy place to read it. If you haven’t read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, I definitely recommend it. You can get it here.
14. Do A Puzzle
Puzzles are a fun, somewhat mindless activity. This winter wonderland puzzle is so cute and is a fun way to spend time when you’re stuck inside because of snow and cold weather.
15. Color In A Coloring Book
Coloring is a great way to relax and relieve stress. This coffee animals coloring book is really fun and unique.
16. Do A DIY Project
If you’re handy and up for a project, why not take on a DIY project? This DIY blanket ladder from Life Storage Blog is a fun one to do in the winter.
17. Make a Craft
I love crafts because they’re fun to make and they are cute to put on display after. Ruffles and Rainboots has a tutorial for these cute gnomes. You can make it during the winter months and decorate them differently all year.
18. Online Shopping
Online shopping or even just browsing is a fun way to pass the time and boost your spirits if you have the winter blues.
These are some of my favorite shops to shop at online:
19. Make a Bird Feeder
If you have somewhere that you can put out a bird feeder, then it would be fun to make one and watch birds come to it. You can get the tutorial for this one from Natural Beach Living.
20. Bake A Treat
I love to bake and enjoy a yummy treat! You can get the recipe for these brownies from Marsha’s baking addiction.
21. Declutter Your Closet
If your closet is out of control, it’s probably time to declutter and organize it. So Much Better With Age will help you with how to do this.
22. Paint Your Nails
Painting your nails is a nice, easy activity to do. Try a new color you’ve never done before to spice it up.
23. Take a Bath
Taking a bath is so relaxing and rejuvenating. I love using pink Himalayan bath salts in my bath.
24. Do An At-Home Workout
If you’re not sure where to start with working out, try this spell your name workout from Jenn McMahon.
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25. Make Homemade Popcorn
Homemade popcorn is fun to make and is so much tastier than microwave popcorn. Healthier Steps has a great recipe for it. I love fun things like this.
26. Do A Facial
Doing an at-home facial is a great self-care activity. They’re fun to do and will make your skin so nice.
27. Make A Wreath
If you’re feeling crafty, try making a wreath. You can get the tutorial for this super cute polar bear pom pom wreath from Twine and Table.
28. Start A Blog
If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog, then get started and see how you like it. Follow our 5 step guide to get started with it.
29. Plant An Herb Garden
You can plant an herb garden and keep it in a window in your home. It’s fun to plant and water everyday, then cook with once they grow big enough.
30. Listen To Podcasts
There are tons of podcasts to choose from. Some popular ones are Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe, Hey Girl, and Jen Gotch Is Ok…Sometimes.
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