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Ditch the Covid Blues with these Ten February Friendly Activities

Are you feeling a little defeated because the newest variant of Covid-19 is shutting down our sense of normalcy? With many school closures and offices returning to work from home policies, it might seem impossible to have any fun this month. Luckily, there are many things you can do in the month of February to help entertain you and the entire family. Of course, these ten things are only scratching the surface, as there are so many things going on in the month of February.

1. Watch Phil Predict the Season
Phil the groundhog has been a Groundhog Day tradition for years. If you are looking for something to do on February 2nd, then you might consider tuning in to see what Phil predicts. You can tune into the broadcast online, although many news stations might also offer coverage of the annual event. Although the celebration only lasts a few moments, you can take the time to make Groundhog Day an all-day event. You might start by making groundhog crafts or even putting in your predictions to see who is right about the season. Once the groundhog has made his call, you can say goodbye to winter or celebrate it sticking around a little while longer. There are many crafts and other things that can help make this even more fun. You can also start planning for spring activities or your spring garden if we are in store for an early spring.

2. Send Out Valentines
Valentine’s Day is in the middle of February, which gives you plenty of time to create some wonderful crafts for the people you love. Whether you’re crafting the perfect love letter for your partner, or you just want to brighten someone’s day with a colorful craft, creating Valentines can be a wonderful way to spend some time this February. There are lots of wonderful craft ideas online that you can check out if you’re not certain where to start. You can even base the crafts around the age groups you are working with, which can definitely help to add to the fun of the occasion. Many crafts can also be made with items you find around the home, which will save you money as you show your love.

3. Fitness February
February is a great month to get fit. If you’ve been on social media lately, there is a good chance that you’ve probably seen a challenge or two going around on your feed. Many charities are offering fitness challenges to help bring in money while encouraging people to lead a healthier lifestyle. The challenges are as simple as planking for 89 seconds a day, walking a mile a day, doing 25 pushups, and so on. You can choose a charity or activity that works best for you, or you can do as many as you please. No matter how you choose to get fit, you’re bound to have some fun with these challenges keeping you motivated. Of course, if a challenge isn’t your thing, then you can always enjoy working out at your own pace.

4. Learn a Language
Being stuck inside isn’t always fun, but it does open up a lot of great opportunities. If you’re looking for something to help keep you busy, then picking up a new language might be a great option. In this day and age, you can learn a new language for free, which will help you to truly engage in your new activity. One of the best places to begin your language journey is Apps. You can enjoy apps that will cater to your time constraints while working with your mind to learn as much as possible in a short period of time. There are also many videos you can stream for free to help you learn almost any language. Apart from that, you will find that there are books, software programs, and other resources you can access to enjoy the learning process.

5. Spring Clean
Even though spring doesn’t officially begin until March, it is never too early to get started on all of your spring cleanings. Of course, you will probably want to stick with tasks indoors to ensure you are warm enough to complete the task without it being a hazard. Some of the things you might start with is cleaning behind appliances, going through all of your older items, or deep cleaning your floors. There are lots of small things you can do to get the ball rolling as well, like washing your curtains. Getting a head start on cleaning will give you less to do when the weather is nice, so you can actually have some fun when spring arrives.

6. Plan for Summer
With the cold weather making outdoor time a little uncomfortable, you might consider taking your time stuck indoors to plan for your summer vacation. If you think you will be vaccinated by the time summer rolls around or if you’re confident in traveling during the pandemic, then you might consider planning and even booking your trip now. This will help you to get the best possible deals, but you should also take the time to purchase cancellation insurance too since things are a little uncertain now. Even if you don’t want to vacation during Covid-19, you can still take the time to plan out activities that will keep you busy. This can be anything from books you’d like to read to home improvement projects that you’d like to take on.

7. Create a Gratitude Routine
It can be tough to feel gratitude when the world seems so uncertain and getting out of the house comes at a much greater risk. That is why creating a gratitude routine is the perfect way to help your mental health during this period of your life. There are so many ways to add a sense of gratitude to your day. One easy way is to meditate as this tends to take us out of the moment of distress, so we can focus on all of the things we have. You can also come up with a gratitude journal to write down all of the things that you are grateful for. This can actually help you to create a happier life, improved mental health, and create a positive perspective on your day.

8. Paint Your Walls
Another great indoor activity that can change the way you feel about being at home is a simple painting task. Painting doesn’t have to be an expensive activity and can give you plenty to do to keep you busy. If you don’t want to paint an entire room, then you might consider doing an accent wall to help breathe new life into a space. You can also enjoy stencils or other accessories to help improve the aesthetic of the room. Painting can be a great way to lift your mood as well, which can improve your mental health while you are stuck at home. One key element to this is choosing shades of paint that help with your mental state.

9. Succulent Garden
Gardening can be a great way to improve your mood and help the environment. However, gardening in February isn’t always the easiest thing to do. That is where succulents come into play. These adorable plants can be kept indoors or outdoors, so you can work on building your succulent garden while the winter weather rages on. You can purchase succulents that have already started or grow them from seeds, depending on your goals and the type of succulents that you would like to grow. Apart from that, you will find, setting up the succulents can be a lot of fun. You can make a wall garden, place them in cute pots, and so much more. There are lots of great ideas online if you’re hoping for inspiration to get your garden started.

10. Game Night
February evenings can be a bit boring. That is why your family might want to start implementing a game night. This is a great activity to add to one night a week, especially if there is an evening that has no activities or bonding periods. You can enjoy board games that you already own, create games from your imagination, download ideas from the internet, or stick with the classics like hide and seek. No matter what you choose to play, you’ll be able to enjoy time together which will help to strengthen your bonds.

February can be a time of fun, which is why you should use it to bring joy to your life. Even though the outside world isn’t exactly secure, your home can be ripe with activities that everyone will enjoy. These ten ideas will help keep you on a budget while also allowing you to find more joy in the month.