It’s official, winter is upon us! There’s no escaping the cold now – it’s everywhere you go.

Winter, unfortunately, can get a bad reputation because so many of us want to stay at home instead of getting out and doing things. The ladies at Style Lyrical HQ have been determined to get out of the house and make the most of winter. Our determination has brought up some fun conversations about doing typical winter things or doing something a little different.

We determined that the typical things are always going to be there. It’s more fun to do something different and to have a great story to tell on Monday at work.

Here are 6 fun ideas to get you out of the house this winter and do something fun with your friends.

1. Take a cooking class

Taking a cooking class is a great hands-on event that gets everyone involved. Plus, we all have that one terrible-cook-friend who is going to do something silly and erupt the room with laughter. Get ready for some belly laughs.

2. Go to the museum

No matter where you live, there’s something touristy in your town that you haven’t done in a while. Visiting a museum is probably at the top of this list. Winter is a great time to visit a museum that you’ve been avoiding.

3. Find a rooftop bar, drink something hot, and admire the scenery

Find a rooftop bar with an awesome view is something different and exciting. Not only will you find a great new venue, but you’ll also get to cuddle up with your best friends and catch up on each other’s lives.

4. Plan your next holiday

Traveling over winter may not be feasible for your schedule, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning. There are so many options for you, and we’ve suggested some great destinations for you too.

5. Take a trip to the spa

Sitting indoors for months on end avoiding the cold can do horrible things to your skin and your psyche. Book a trip to the spa and indulge on a few of your favourite treatments. You’ll end your trip relaxed and rejuvenated, even in the dead of winter.

6. Challenge yourself

If you’re determined to say inside, challenge yourself to do something or learn something new. You could take an online class, write the first draft of your novel, or knit your own hat. Starting a blog or making daily doodles is also a great way to spark your imagination and get the creative juices flowing.

No matter what you do this winter, we urge you to do something a little bit different. You don’t have to do all 6 of these ideas today. Just pick one or two that speak to you the most and start doing something different this winter.

Image via @_hana_style_

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