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How to Beat the Winter Doldrums

Put on your chapstick and get ready to explore the great indoors

This article is from Issue 49

1 TACKLE A NEW HOBBY

It can be tempting to retreat from the cold and complain to your Twitter followers from the sofa. Instead, consider the talents you always wished you’d cultivated, and enroll in a class for an exclusively indoor activity. Rather than being a shut-in, you could become an amateur painter, raw food chef, tap dancer, pianist, scrapbooker or rock-climber. Did you get a new gadget, cookbook or tool for Christmas? Plan to conquer it by spring.