101 guide to beating the winter blues

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101 guide to beating the winter blues

If it’s a cold winters day and you feel yourself coming down with a case of the winter blues, there is no need to fear because we have some great ways for you to start enjoying winter rather than dreading it.

Local area events

Follow your areas Facebook page if they have one, or get onto the councils website and check out what events they have on. Whether it’s a food and wine festival or dogs at the park event there is always bound to be something on in your local area or at least close by. It’s a great way to get out of the house and enjoy some time in the fresh air doing something you may not always do.

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Salvation Army Big Band
Performing in Centre Court from 11am-12pm

Treat yourself

Show a bit of self-love and spoil yourself with a facial, massage or anything that you don’t normally do for yourself. It will help you to get out of the house and you will leave feeling refreshed and revitalised. Even if it’s an art or cooking class, there is no time like the present to start doing the things you have always wanted to try.

Jurlique
Beatuy and wellness salon
Ground Level, near David Jones
Sublime Hairdressing
Hair and beauty salon
Ground Level, near Coles
Nail Studio
Nail salon
Ground Level, near Big W

Plan a dinner party

Don’t love leaving the warmth of your comfy home during winter but still want to spend the night with your friends? Not a problem, just invite them over for a dinner party. No need for an occasion, just make your own and enjoy the night without stepping a foot outside. Go all out with a theme to set the tone for the night or go for a more simple and relaxed setting, a great way to catch up with everyone.

Fresh Sensations
Family owned, gourmet grocery store
Level 1, near Woolworths
Boroughs of New York
Traditional New York style pizza's
Ground Level, near Coles
Le Bon Choix
French patisserie
Level 1, near Woolworths
Stacks Discounts
Variety store
Ground Level, near Big W

At home entertainment

If you have the day off but don’t want to face the cold, it’s time to make your own fun at home. Here are 5 ideas to help turn your miserable cold day inside into one of the best:

  • Start a board game or video game tournament
  • Grab the blankets and pillows and have a movie marathon or start a new TV or podcast series
  • Play card games
  • Try to finish a ridiculously big puzzle
  • Get cooking! Even hold a mini cooking competition.

Games World
A wide range of entertaining games and activities
Ground Level, near Best & Less
EB Games
Video game specialty retailer
Level 1, in Food Court
Mr. Toys Toyworld
Toy and hobby specialist
Ground Level, in Home & Leisure Centre

Learn a new hobby

If you find yourself spending a lot of time indoors when it’s cold, use it as an opportunity to learn a new hobby or develop an existing skill. Open that cookbook that you always wanted to try, learn a new craft or even set yourself a goal to read books more often. There is only so much time you can spend snuggled up in your blankets, so make the most of your time.

Rockaway Records
Old school indie record store
Level 1, in Centre Court
Riot Art & Craft
Arts and crafts galore
Level 1, near Target
Dymocks
Snuggle up with a new book
Level 1, in Food Court

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