Winter Bucket List
Winter is in full force and before the cold weather has gone for the season, I always like to make a bucket list of things I want to do before all of the snow has melted away. I encourage you to do the same. Make a list of all of the things you want to do this winter, and try your best to stick to them. I am the queen of lists and love to write down things I want to accomplish and then enjoy just as much crossing them off once they are done.
Here are some things on my list this year:
Go Ice Skating And Sledding
This is a winter staple in our house. Every winter we make it a point to go ice skating at least once and go sledding once the first snow hits. This is one of my favorite winter traditions.
Drink Hot Chocolate
After a long day of sledding or ice skating, I love to make a cup of hot chocolate and add tons of marshmallows. Hot chocolate is the perfect cold weather treat after a day spent in the snow and ice.
Have A Movie Day
Winter weather in our hometown usually means lots of snow and freezing temperatures. When those days come, one of my favorite things to do is curl up on the couch with tons of blankets and binge watch my favorite shows and movies all day.
Stay In Your PJS All Day And Make A Blanket Fort
If you are planning to do #2, you may as well incorporate #3. Staying in my pajamas all day under those cozy blankets is one of my favorite and most relaxing things to do. Add to that a blanket fort in the living room and you have the perfect day. If you are extra adventurous, you can even sleep in the fort for the night.
Build A Snowman
Once the snow has finally piled up enough, you can pull on your snow pants and boots and pack together a snowman. Add some arms, a nose, mouth and eyes, and maybe even a hat. Maybe even build a snow family.
Have A Snowball Fight
After our snowman is built, our family usually ends the day with a snowball fight. They usually get pretty intense. One side builds a large barricade, the other builds a trench and we all end up laughing hysterically and covered in snow. This tradition is one I could never forget each winter as it brings so much laughter and joy in our family. Find a tradition like this for your own family and I promise, you will never forget to add it to your bucket list.
Read A Book By The Fireplace
Every year I vow that I will read more books, and every year I never read as much as I had hoped. Yet there is something that draws me to the idea of a warm fire and a good book. I do some of my best reading curled up by the toasty fireplace.
Do Something Nice For Someone You Care About
Every season I try my best to remind someone how special they are. Whether it’s a close friend, family member, colleague or even a stranger, I always try and do something nice, especially in the cold winter, to show someone they are important. Not only does it leave them happy and feeling special, but I promise you, you will leave feeling good too. Here are some ideas if you want to add this to your own bucket list: cook a meal for a friend, buy them flowers for no reason at all, write them a note to tell them how much they mean to you, or give them a gift to show you care.
Plan A Spring Vacation
If you are ready for the snow and cold to be over, use the end of winter to plan a spring vacation. That way you have something to look forward to while you wait for winter to end. Maybe plan to go somewhere you have never been before or maybe just somewhere that has a beach. Either way, use the vacation as a way to get you through the harder days.
I love writing my winter bucket list this year as it reminds me to take advantage of time and each season.
Do not wish winter away too soon.
Make your own bucket list and enjoy everything winter has to offer.