The Cure For Your Cabin Fever Blues

We'll be the first to say it; we're over this winter season in Maryland! Below-freezing temperatures and frequent snow days have kept our A&G residents hibernating in their apartments. Instead of daydreaming about sunny days by the pool, beat the cabin fever blues with these home remedies and tips!

Indoor Camping
Your kids have finally binge-watched all the shows they can stand (it happens)! Switch up their winter weekend routine with an indoor camp night! Grab some red and orange tissue paper and put a flashlight underneath to create the illusion of burning campfire! To make the logs just twist some brown grocery bags or paper. Grab your children's sleeping bags, and you're ready for a night of scary camps stories and fun sing-alongs! Give this S'mores Mix recipe a try from Betty Croker to top off your indoor camping experience!

Apartment Makeover
Looking at the same thing can be exhausting! Especially when you've been stuck inside all season long. Late winter is a great time to give your apartment a new look. Incorporate new colors into your decor, hang up pictures, or rearrange your furniture. No need to commit to every room all at once. Start small with just your living room area, and work your way through the rest of the apartment as the winter season comes to an end. Check back on the blog in a few weeks for some more tips on how to decorate your apartment.

Hit The Gym
Winter workouts payoff! Spend some free time at our community fit centers or join one of the local gyms near your apartment. Sweat your cabin fever out with a solid workout session at least three times a week! Don't forget to stay hydrated.

Lend A Helping Hand
Donate your time to a cause or individual in need! Perfect for cabin fever stricken residents in our Anne Arundel County communities, the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County has compiled a list of local non-profits and charities in need! From assisting retired seniors with the AA County Retired Senior Volunteer Program to volunteering at the AA County Food Bank, there are plenty of opportunities to serve the local community residents reside in.

Brave the Cold
Perhaps the cure to your cabin fever blues is a simple change in scenery. Bundle up and take a hike around your A&G community. Several of our communities boast open courtyard settings, pavilions, playgrounds, walking trails, and Bark Parks waiting to be explored by residents! After all, a stroll around the neighborhood once a day keeps the cabin fever blues away!