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.

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.

Step into Australian Skin Clinics on level 2 where you can escape life's everyday stresses. You'll be relaxed from the moment you step through the door. The Body Shop located on ground level offers beautiful body washes, scrubs and moisturisers to make you feel bright and fresh during the colder and dry time of year.

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.

With just a few thoughtful pieces, you can transform your dining table from simple to stylish. Whether your entertaining, or wanting to update your everyday look, Habitania located on level 1 will have you covered. And don't stress if you've run out of time to get snacks sorted , just visit A1 Deli and order a delicious platter of salami, hams, olives and cheeses!. Or if you are having friends over for a BBQ, why not try some of the world's best sausages from Tender Gourmet Butchery

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.

Bring back family game night and enjoy some good old fashion fun. Big W located on level 2 and Target located on level 1 offer the best of family board games that everyone in the family can play together. Or Need some new games for the Xbox or Playstation? EB Games or Jb Hi Fi have you sorted with an varity of video games.

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.

Get creative and crafty with Riot Art & Craft or get lost in a new book from Read On on a cold winter day with a hot cup of tea

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