Put Winter Boredom on Ice

by Blake Herzog

  1. Gather around some roaring flames, whether they’re in the fireplace or fire pit.
  2. Embark on a winter hike.
  3. Go on an antiquing/thrifting adventure in downtown Prescott, Chino Valley or wherever else you choose.
  4. Make healthy winter cocktails or mocktails with friends at home.
  5. Enjoy making snowflakes and other winter crafts with every generation of your family.
  6. Run, jog or walk a race to beat your best time or just to be with family or friends.
  7. Teach yourself or your kids something new.
  8. Go on a fun date or family night ice skating at Findlay Toyota Center.
  9. Make fake snow (there are lots of tutorials on YouTube) to decorate with inside your home.
  10. Take a bubble bath.
  11. Visit a new restaurant or support a longtime favorite haunt.
  12. Take your workout outside whenever possible — you’ll reap many benefits.
  13. Rearrange your living room furniture.
  14. Cook with seasonal ingredients for freshness, nutritional value and smaller carbon footprint.
  15. Create homemade gifts.
  16. Make a scrapbook of everything that happened in 2023.
  17. Teach yourself to code — it can’t hurt, right?
  18. Be extra kind to your skin in the arid climate.
  19. Make frequent trips to your favorite coffeehouse.
  20. Take a trip to the Canyon Coaster Adventure Park in Williams for guaranteed snowy fun.
  21. Lock your screens away for a weekend and be present in the beautiful wintry world.
  22. Attend a performance at the Elks Theatre or Jim and Linda Lee Performing Arts Center.
  23. Do cartwheels in the snow!