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This has been one the coldest Fall/Winter seasons that I can remember. I live in Atlanta, so we are now used to snow. We’ve had a couple of snow storms and multiple snow days. A lot of people just chill and watch TV during the unexpected time off. There is so much more that you can do during that time. Today, I want to go over several things that you can do on a snow day instead of just chilling.
Work on a Side Hustle
This is my favorite thing to do during the snow days. I worked on my side hustle a few hours each day that we were out. If you have the means to work on your side hustle during a snow day, do it. Below are a couple of side hustles that you can work on.
If you’re a freelancer, take some time to work on your articles or designs. You can also use the day to find more clients. Check out a site like Upwork or Craigslist to help you get started. You can also pitch to companies or publications that you are interested in writing for.
If you sell things on eBay, a snow day is a perfect time for you to take pictures of your items and list them. You can also update the descriptions or change the titles if you need to. You can also research different products to sell.
Related Reading: 100 Things to Sell on eBay
If you’re a Virtual Assistant, take this time to catch up on any work that your client has for you. If there’s a project that you’ve been putting off for the weekend, do it now. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Virtual Assistant, check out the post below.
Read a Book
Something else that you can do on a snow day is read a book. According to Bustle, the average American reads four books per year. That’s pretty low. Reading keeps your brain fresh. I try to read several books each year. To be honest, last year I didn’t even read the average number of books. This year I’m going to do better. I’m already a third of the way complete with my first one. Here are a few books that you can read to get you started for the year.
Jason Vitug wrote this book. It’s a guide that will get you through life by making smart money moves.
In this book, Thomas J. Stanley & William Danko discuss different traits of millionaires.
If you’re a fan of Jay-Z, you should add this book to your collection. It’s an autobiography that features the lyrics to some of his songs.
You can use your snow day to clean up your home or apartment. Figure out what room or rooms you want to work on and get started. If you start early, you could be finished by lunchtime.
Review Your Goals
The next thing on the list is to review your goals. Many people created goals or resolutions at the beginning of the year. Not everyone completes them. Some people lose focus by the middle of the month. Before that happens to you, take the time to look at them.
Are your goals attainable? Do you really want to accomplish them or are you just playing? Do you have S.M.A.R.T. goals? Below are two great posts that discuss those type of goals in detail.
Eric from The Black Market Exchange wrote a post titled “How Akeem Makes SMART Money.”
Tia from Financially Fit & Fab has a post that goes over 8 SMART financial goals to set for a financially fit 2018.
Check those posts out when you get a second. I’m sure that they will help to keep you motivated this year.
Apply for Jobs
If you’re not happy at the moment at your current place of employment or if you need a change of pace, apply for jobs. You can check sites like Monster, Indeed or Snagajob. Before you apply, make sure that your resume is up to date. You don’t want to apply with a resume that is a few years old.
Plan a Trip Somewhere Warm
I’m sure that I’m not the only person that’s tired of the cold weather. I damn near hate it. I thrive in the spring and the summer. I know that I’m not the only one. If you’re really tired of the cold weather, it’s time to plan a trip somewhere warm. Below are five places to consider.
San Diego, California
San Diego’s average high during the winter is 65 degrees. That is enough to make me look at hotel reservations right now.
Miami Beach, Florida
I love Miami. It’s my favorite place to visit in the country. Winter highs fluctuate in the high 60’s and 70’s. Besides lounging on the beach, you can check out a Miami Heat basketball game.
Related reading: 5 Things to Do in Miami
Orlando is another pleasant city to visit during the winter. They have an average high of 72 degrees. Orlando has a special place in my heart. I interned at Disney World several years ago. From what I can remember, the winter was very mild.
The Bahamas is the next destination. Their weather averages between 75 and 84 degrees. That is perfect. For more information about The Bahamas, go here.
The final place on this list is Cancun, Mexico. Winter time is the peak season for travel to Cancun, but it’s worth it. The daytime highs are usually in the 80’s. That sounds like my type of place. Book your hotel here.
To get more info about each destination. check out TripAdvisor here.
I hope you enjoyed this post. There are several things to do during a snow day. You don’t have to do everything. Pick one or two tasks and get them done.
What do you like to do during your snow days?