Stuck at Home? 20 Ways to Make the Most of a Snow Day

If you're among those on the East Coast who have woken to find the streets blanketed in a thick layer of snow, you're probably pondering the best way to use your newfound free time. After all, snow days can be fun if you're able to catch up with nearby friends or delight in snow activities, but it can also mean you're stuck inside for hours on end. Given that it's the start of a new year, why not use this time to get ahead on some of your goals? If you've set the intention to overhaul your finances, learn to cook, or get fit in 2018, let's get started. Use our cheat sheet below to zero in on your goals and click through for a step-by-step guide to take the first step. By day’s end, you'll be well on your way to a happier, healthier, more successful year.

The Goal: Overhaul your finances.

The First Steps:

1. Write a budget, once and for all.

2. Learn to invest.

3. Review your credit cards.

4. Start an emergency fund.

5. Meet with a financial planner.

The Goal: Learn to cook.

The First Steps:

1. Master amateur cooking basics.

2. Batch-cook a healthy soup to freeze and eat all week.

3. Start the day with a healthy porridge recipe.

4. Build a cookbook library.

5. Learn to cook green beans to perfection.

The Goal: Get fit.

The First Steps:

1. Try an at-home workout.

2. Ditch alcohol for a month.

3. Get motivated with a Netflix health documentary.

4. Relieve stress with yoga.

5. Add a Victoria's Secret–approved workout to your routine.

The Goal: Get a promotion.

The First Steps:

1. Start reading a motivational book.

2. Build a relationship with a mentor you admire.

3. Master your morning routine.

4. Learn to read body language.

5. Try time-management tricks.

Ticked a few of these off your list? Take a break with these 22 fun things to do during a snowstorm.