Battling the Winter Blues

4 Ways to Combat Cabin Fever This Winter

January 5,2018 | Lifestyle

As the holiday dust settles and winter is in full force, many of us begin to feel restless from being cooped up indoors. Cabin fever can impact your mood, leading to boredom, dissatisfaction at home and irritability. But combatting these feelings can be easier than you think. Here are a few activities to help you stay busy and keep cabin fever at bay:

Catch Up At a Movie

Invite a friend or family member you haven’t seen in a while to the movies. A movie outing allows for the perfect amount of conversation for a catch up, but without all of the awkward pauses and formality of a full dinner. It also just makes for a great excuse to get out of the house and enjoy the latest release or award nominee in the full surround-sound theatres can offer. AARP members can save 25% on Regal Premiere Tickets purchased online, and then treat everyone to snacks with additional savings on a popcorn and soft drink combo!

Map Your Family Tree

With all the technology out there today to test your lineage, why not dig a little deeper and research your family history? Take a peek into what life was like for your early relatives by tracing your roots and share fun findings with family and friends! Ancestry makes it easy to get started. AARP members save an exclusive 30% off Ancestry’s World Explorer Membership, valid the first year.

Get a Head Start on Spring Cleaning

If you’re going to be stuck at home, make the most of it! Go through your closets, cupboards and pantries and do some de-cluttering. For clothes, if you haven’t worn it in the past 6 months, reconsider whether it belongs in your closet. Check the pantry and fridge to ensure you’re not keeping food around past its expiration date. Look for new ways to organize and increase functionality of your space. This will not only help you reset and keep things in their place, but it will give you a good idea of what you don’t need, and what you should add to your shopping list. Once you finish, treat yourself to a new year’s shopping trip. When you show your AARP card at any Tanger Outlets Shopper Services, you can receive a free Tanger Outlets Coupon Book and save a bundle!

Go South For the Winter

Cold have you chilled to the bone? Why not escape to warmth for a weekend? Book a cruise to somewhere warm and tropical, or rent a car and drive the southern states. With a multitude of warm destinations to visit, AARP Travel Center Powered by Expedia makes a great resource for planning and learning about travel savin

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