Captain’s Log. Day 120,
Today marks 5 months of being stuck in a cold, wintry isolation. With a high today of 45 degrees and a 40% chance of rain (again), I see no sign of hope. I can see the green grass and can hear the birds chirping, but the cold, wet weather is giving us doubts of ever leaving the apartment. Keep the whole crew in your thoughts. I will keep you updated, but the future doesn’t look good for us…
Does this sound familiar? If you’re like us, you’re probably about ready to lose your mind! Being cooped up in an apartment all Winter and now into Spring will do that. At this point, it’s not hard to see why Jack Nicholson went absolutely bonkers in The Shining. On the bright side, at least it’s Spring and the weather should warm up soon. Until then, your friends at Montrose Square Apartments have put together a guide to help you avoid cabin fever this winter.
Give your Apartment a Makeover
In order to keep a shred of sanity, one of the best things you can do is give your apartment a makeover. By this point, you’re probably tired of staring at the same four walls. Switching up the scenery will do wonders for your sanity! For example, buy a new rug or curtains in a fun Spring color. Other ways you can add some excitement to your apartment include:
- Rearranging your Furniture
- Hanging up an Original Painting
- Switching rooms with your Roommate
Weather the Storm
Beyond changing up the scenery in your apartment, the next logical step to avoiding cabin fever is leaving your apartment. Bundle up, grab your rain boots and umbrella, and go for a walk around our property or at nearby Shoaff Park. Don’t forget to stop and smell the freshly bloomed flowers!
Fort Wayne also has some great activities going on this month. Keep an eye on our blog and our Facebook page for a list of events coming up in April.
Get out of the apartment for a while and do something else. Adventure can be found just about anywhere, including:
- Going to the Gym
- Taking a walk around the Art Museum
- Catching up with a friend in a local coffee shop
- Seeing a Movie
Wait it Out
The key to keeping sane in the midst of isolation is finding something to occupy your time in a positive manner. If you must be stuck inside, you might as well make the most out of it! Pick up a new hobby, buy a fish, invite friends over for a potluck, break a world record!
Did you know the world record for the largest bubblegum bubble is 20 inches? That’s totally beatable!
Now that you have a list of great ways to occupy your time, suddenly, being stuck in the apartment isn’t quite as bad anymore! Warmer temps are right around the corner, we’ll see you soon!