By Delaney Temple
During warmer weather, it’s easy to find activities to keep busy and active. Unfortunately, during the winter, the colder weather limits the amount of things one can do. But fear not! Here are some of the best options to entertain yourself while the winter months pass.
- Read a book: One option is to curl up in bed with a good book. If you need any recommendations, refer to GraceAnne Hoss’s column which includes a new book and an old one. Maybe even write your own story, sketch, sculpt, or paint.
- Cook or Bake: If you like to cook, make dinner for you and your family. If you’re in search of new recipes, check out our food and health section. If baking is more your style, bake some cookies or cupcakes to share with friends, family, or neighbors.
- Go out: If you tire easily of being at home, go to a warm cafe to read or write or create. Go see a movie in the theater.
- Find a new hobby: Take up a new hobby or learn a new skill. With online tutorials, it’s easy to learn knitting, a new language, or other interests.
- Hang out with friends: Invite some friends over and have a movie or game night with snacks, maybe even build a fort (you’re never too old for fort building). Have everyone bring their favorite board game or movie to get a little variety. Although some people may be satisfied to stay home and watch movies all day, others cannot stand to be cooped up inside all the time.
- Play a sport: Don’t let a little chill in the air keep you from staying active. Want to try a new sport? Check out Myles Ahead weightlifting in Rohnert Park. Gyms will be open, and if conditioning isn’t your thing, there are other options like ice skating at Snoopy’s or roller skating at Calskate. If rock climbing sounds like fun, check out Vertex in Petaluma. The Epicenter has activities to keep you busy for days. The YMCA has an indoor pool if you find yourself missing that aspect of summer months. Bounce high at Rebounderz in Rohnert Park.
If you do venture out into the cold, make sure to dress accordingly to avoid getting sick; spending your time sick in bed is not ideal. However you decide to spend your time, don’t hesitate to take advantage of your many options to stay busy in Sonoma County during the colder months.