'Tis the season for?
December 31, 2011 7:30 AM Subscribe
Give me some ideas for "wintery" activities/projects/etc. to follow through on my resolution to live in and celebrate the present by doing seasonal things on a regular basis.
posted by drlith to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (15 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I really enjoy the Christmas season, and during my December Health Month game, I set a rule for myself to do something Christmasy several times a week. It was pretty easy to build a list of Christmasy things to do--ranging from more significant time commitments like going to a holiday concert to short and sweet activities like Tivo'ing and watching holiday classics like The Grinch and Rudolf.
I really loved this rule, and I realized that it was not just because I love Christmas, but because it allowed me to be in touch with and celebrate the particular time of year. I decided to replicate that rule for the coming months by committing to doing something seasonal a couple times a week, as a way to stay grounded in and appreciate the present.
For now, I'd like your help in some outside-the-box ideas for things I can do over the next couple of months that are in tune with the time of year--whether weather-related, or tied to upcoming holidays, or whatever. Activities can include things like movies to watch/music to listen to, foods to make, little home decorating touches to make the house feel seasonal, etc. I live in the urban mid-Atlantic, and so while snow will make its appearance some time or other, and snow-related activities are obvious choices, I can't count on it on any given day.
Bonus points for things that help put you in the spirit of the season without requiring a huge time commitment.