How to Make the Most of Winter Days

PC: Kayla Potts

PC: Kayla Potts



While some may hate the cold and see winter as a dark time, there’re always good things about each season. I want to share with you 10 ways you can make the most of the winter days ahead.

1.    Have a warm drink

Winter is a great time to heat up some hot cocoa, tea or coffee. With a hot drink, you can keep your hands nice and warm while walking to and from classes. My go-to is always a nice cup of spiced chai tea from The Mill.

2.    Go for a walk

Yes, I’m fully aware it’s cold outside, but grab a jacket and go for a walk.  I have a friend who loves to go out after a fresh snow and admire how it sparkles, this is how she finds joy during cold times. It may be  freezing, but when the ground and trees are covered it can feel like you’re walking through a winter wonderland. Give it a try, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

3.    Wear your warm clothes

With winter comes all the comfy and cozy clothes. I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing like putting on my favorite oversized sweater to keep me nice and toasty.

4.    Snuggle up under all the blankets

When it’s cold outside, blankets are an essential item. Snuggling up and getting warm is one of my favorite things to do during this cold time of the year.  

5.    Engage in snow activities

Building snowmen, going sledding and starting a snowball fight are fun activities only the winter season brings.

6.    Spread the sunshine  

Because winter can be a dark time, try and be the light to yourself and those around you. This is the perfect time to engage in random acts of kindness. Create your own sunshine by spreading joy. You can leave random notes for your friend, surprise some you love a small gift or even hold the door open for a stranger. It’s the little things that count.

7.    Exercise

By exercising you immediately provide your body with heat. This is a great way to stay warm and fit at the same time. You can do a quick work out in your room, go down to Larson, or if your feeling risky, you can take a jog outside.

8.    Eat warm foods

Foods such as soup, chili and even ramen noodles are fast and easy ways to fill your tummy with nice warm food on a cold winter day. My favorite soup is classic tomato, and I especially love eating it with goldfish crackers. It may sound gross to some, but don’t knock it until you try it. It’s delicious!

9.    Find a pet to cuddle

Nothing brings warmth to the heart like cuddling with a furry friend. Take a trip down to the Pet Doctor by Gateway mall, visit a friend who has a cuddly pet or take a pit stop by Dean Stocks apartment and pet Bella.


‘Nuff said.

With these tips, hopefully you’ll make the most of these winter days.

Alaysha Harris is a senior studying communication.