For snow days and rainy weeks, here are some ideas for how to deal with Cabin Fever.
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The East Coast recently experienced a “bomb cyclone”, followed by bracing cold weather and there’s still quite a bit of Winter to come before those crocus flowers pop their purple and white blossoms through the frozen ground. If you’re not in the Northeast, well, there’s plenty of powder out West and even those of you in warmer climates experience days when you just have to stay inside. For snow days and rainy weeks, here are some ideas for how to deal with Cabin Fever.
Learn a new language
Rainy days and snow days are the best days to study, including a new language. Rosetta Stone is one of the best software programs out there with which to get started. Go for a romance language like French or Spanish then branch out to Russian, Hindi, Japanese -- even Irish.
Play your guitar, loudly
If you already play the guitar, get some fun picks and strum away. These have a great design and show up on Oprah's Favorite Thinks list. If you don't play already, get a guitar whether acoustic, electric or both.Be sure to learn the ropes (strings, really) with this easy-to-use program.
Do your nails
Make it a spa day and do your own manicure and pedicure with the Litchi Electric Mani-Pedi machine. It has all the tools you need to soften hands and get those nails looking great.
Put together a puzzle
Get the whole family involved with puzzles of all types and sizes. A puzzle of 3000 pieces or more will keep you occupied for days and days. Choose the topic or work of art and the skill level and lay it all out on a very big surface.
Get in touch with your feelings
Table Topics is a great way to learn more about yourself, your family and your friends, maybe even co-workers. 135 thought-provoking questions inspire the best kinds of conversation at dinner parties, family gatherings, or any time you want to break the ice.
Watch a movie -- or ten
Binge-watch all your favorite movies. Our latest faves to rent, buy or watch for free with your Prime membership are Atomic Blonde, The Killing of Sacred Deer and The Big Sick.
Goodbye smartphone, hello family game night
There are so many fun board and strategy games out there from old-school chess and checker to Pictionary, Monopoly and the most-backed project in Kickstarter history, Exploding Kittens.