5 Winter Hobbies (That Don’t Involve Stepping Outside)

5 Winter Hobbies (That Don’t Involve Stepping Outside) Expand options

When the temperatures begin to drop, it’s tempting to stay in more, than any other time of the year. Only regular responsibilities like getting to work or going to the grocery store get most people out of their homes but staying inside isn’t always fun. Unless you find creative ways to spend your hours. 

But, there are a few things you can try without ever leaving the cozy comfort of your home. 

Check out these five great winter hobbies to cultivate. And who knows, they might even continue as your main hobbies after the spring flowers bloom. 

1. Practice At-Home Yoga

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Yoga studios have popped up all over, becoming everyone’s new favorite way to exercise. Yoga is perfect for people who can’t experience hard joint movements like running, but some people think you have to learn it through an instructor at a studio.

While it’s always good to learn from a professional, you can practice at-home yoga with online classes or videos. Download an app or bookmark your favorite yoga website to practice poses and routines every day. You won’t have to leave your living room, and you’ll be ready for more advanced classes once the weather warms up.

2. Develop Your Cooking Skills

Once you get tired of eating holiday cookies and other desserts, develop your cooking skills without taking a class. Use your time inside to bring out your inner chef. Try recipes you wouldn’t normally take the time for or test out new skills. Order the supplies you need so they arrive at your front door to open your culinary world.

3. Organize Your Home

SOURCE: Jason Leung on Unsplash

Winter is the perfect time to clear the clutter. Even though cleaning may not sound fun, you can organize your home and make it your new hobby. You’ll benefit from it all year round, especially if you learn how to organize your garage and other commonly used areas to maximize space and utility.

4. Try Indoor Workouts

Cold weather is often the excuse people use to skip their usual trip to the gym. It’s difficult to leave the house in thin workout clothes and shiver your way home, covered in sweat. Make exercise your new winter hobby if you try indoor cardio workouts that don’t require equipment. Use your body weight and some empty floor space to maintain your fitness goals without stepping out into the cold.

5. Learn a Different Language

Use your free time this winter to learn a language online for free, by finding a website or an app you love. Take your education at your own pace so you absorb the new language through however you learn best. 

Try Something New

You probably already have a few hobbies you enjoy doing, but they might be challenging to do during the winter. When the cold winter winds begin to whistle by your window, try one of these hobbies instead. You’ll learn something new and find a fun way to pass the time without setting foot in the frightful weather. 


Kacey Bradley is the blogger behind The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, SUCCESS, Guides for Brides, Hotel Online and more!

Follow Kacey on Twitter and subscribe to her blog to keep up with her travels and inspiring posts!

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