Groundhog Day: Book Ideas For
Six More Weeks
Groundhog Day is roughly halfway between the first day of winter and the first day of spring. On that day we all hope that it's the end of winter, but it rarely is. But to spin it into a positive experience, we try to get something out of that last six weeks of snow and cold through our crafts and by learning something new and reading! We need something to occupy our minds, so here are five book ideas for six more weeks of winter.
When it's hot outside, all our culinary adventures veer toward the grill or a big bowl of salad, but in the winter we need more substantial meals to keep our internal temperatures up! Pulling out the cookbooks and turning on the oven warms us up and gives us a challenge. Try a few slow cooker meals to end your family's day on a warm note or make sweet treats to pair with a coffee mug full of hot chocolate after a day of sledding. Make all those things you love to eat but can't when it's too hot to turn on the oven.
Winter has a way of making us feel fatigued because we are not out and about, immersing ourselves in physical activities. But just because we can't get in our favorite outdoor sports doesn't mean we can't exercise our brains with a few activity books. Try a few word searches, crossword puzzles, or Sudoku. They're designed to make you think and keep your brain active when you can't keep your body active.
If you've got cabin fever, perhaps crafting can turn your nervous energy into a productive day inside. Pull out a book that teaches you something new about designing jewelry or sewing the best pillow ever! If you don't want to put in that much effort, try putting a sketchbook to use and see what kind of images you can come up with to welcome spring. It keeps both your hands and your brain busy until the spring flowers start poking through the snow.
Mind & Soul
When we're busy running around from picnic to beach to hiking trail to take advantage of sunny spring weather, we're working on our bodies, but we might be neglecting our minds and soul. Winter offers the time to sit down and examine the things we need to improve ourselves -- inspirational and self-help books help us focus on spiritual or mental imperfections so we can be better friends, parents or spouses.
Laugh It Off
Winter months are hard to get through, but a good laugh makes it just a little bit less stressful. Try reading a humor book to brighten the dark days of winter. A little laughter might change your perspective about the last six weeks of winter so they don't seem so long -- you might even end up enjoying them!
The Lakeside Collection has everything you need to make the last six weeks of winter bright! Whether you're looking for books to help you pass the time or you're preparing for the big spring cleaning, shop Lakeside for great products at affordable prices.