Baking Up a Storm (This is what I selected.) Nickerson states that bakers tell her what a release it is to create something out of flour, sugar and butter. Following a recipe's instructions zaps stress by turning off the analytical part of the brain and suggests that you crave an escape from a high-octane routine.
Sledding Nickerson states that the more action-packed the snow day, the more likely you are to be intoverted. Interestingly, introverts lean toward physical activites because they prefer to show what they're interested in rather than talk about their hobbies. Plus this is something you can do with your kids to keep them happy.
Playing Board Games If you like to match wits and enjoy seeing how people think, then this is probably how you would choose to spend your day. You love to strategize and this opens a door to conversation and something that is fun. And again, this is another opportunity to engage your kids to keep them occupied.
Cracking Open a Good Book Nickerson says here that reading activates the language part of your brain and the part for visualization. It is a workout for the brain, because it brings both halves of your brain together.
Curling Up With a Movie Watching a movie compels you to imagine what you would do if you were that character in a similar situation. Nickerson says you are a born problem-solver, artistic yet analytical and you have the ability to empathize.
Do you have other activities that keep you busy on a snow day? I hope that you are enjoying the gray days of winter by putting your own rays of sunshine in them! Have a great weekend!