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Keeping Busy this Winter

Have you ever been trapped in your house in a snow storm.  This article will explore three ways for individuals with Schizophrenia to stay occupied during a snowstorm.


The first way to stay occupied during a snow storm with Schizophrenia is to bake.  This is a fun activity to do when you can’t drive or go anywhere else.  You can bake cookies, bake a pie, bake a cake, or even cupcakes.  Plan this activity with your friends or family.  Eat lunch, then begin the baking for the afternoon.  Make an afternoon out of this skill.


In addition to baking, coloring is another activity you can do with your family or friends, or even by yourself.  You can even grab a piece of white blank paper and make your own drawing.  However, if you want to get really creative, color one of those black fuzzy mandalas.  Grab out the markers, pick a variety of colors, and begin coloring.  Be creative and most importantly have some fun.  If you want to do this activity without your family and friends, reflect on which colors you used.  Examine how each color you used makes you feel.  Does it make you feel happy, calm, relaxed, sad, energetic, etc.


In addition to baking and coloring, an individual activity you can do during a snow storm with Schizophrenia is journaling.  Journaling is a therapeutic activity you can do to reflect on your thoughts and feelings.  In addition, what separates journaling apart from other activities is it is a visual activity.  When you write something down on a piece of paper, you can see it in front of you.  This way you can learn about your thoughts and feelings and why you are acting this way.


To end this specific article, three activities have been mentioned to help individuals with Schizophrenia have a productive day during a snow storm.  They include baking, coloring, and journaling.  For baking, get together your family or your friends.  Eat lunch, then bake in the afternoon.  In addition to baking, coloring is the next activity.  In contrast to baking, you can color alone.  Reflect on which colors you chose.  How did these colors make you feel?  Why did you choose them?  Do they make you feel happy, sad, relaxed, or calm etc.  On a final note, journaling is another activity you can do.  It is a visual activity as well.

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