The holiday season is here. It is one of the most awaited time of the year, when festivals are in line for celebration one after the other, and people are looking forward to spend quality time with their family and friends. You may have quite a number of days ahead of you, before rejoining work, so how to spend these days productively or in a manner, which you will never forget? Check out the below-mentioned exciting things to do over the holidays.
- Revamp Your House
Give your house a fine makeover this holiday season. Maybe change the window curtains to beautiful blinds, paint over the walls or select amazing wallpapers for the rooms, introduce an indoor garden, and purchase a few out-of-the-box wall hangings, decorative pieces for coffee tables, redo the lighting of the area with stunning lamps/cluster lights, and the list is endless.
- Read Books and Creative Writing
Are there unread books on the bookshelf you have been meaning to read since a long time, but just could not find the time for it? If so, then the holiday season is the perfect moment to engage in some serious reading. Those who love to read can sometimes spend hours reading their favourite novels, perhaps, you want to take a break and do the same?
Or what about encouraging your creative juices and exploring the writer in you? Write a few short stories or poems to start with, before getting to lengthier journals or novels. And after the season, share your work with like-minded folks and get their feedback.
- Internships and Scholarships
Do you have a month or so at your hand, when you are free of pursuing regular schedule? If so, then applying for an internship at a relevant place that addresses to your field of work could be a good idea. Or, if you want to gain additional knowledge in your work field, then apply for certificate courses, or one with a scholarship. Holidays are a great time to get some value addition done to your resume.
- Go on a Road Trip
Pack your bags with essential things, and go on a road trip with your people. It is the perfect time to bond with your loved ones, and what could be better than a random road trip to an attractive destination. On the way, you can converse with your dear ones, play games, take turns driving the vehicle, and strengthen your relationship with important others.
- Engage in Fun Games and Activities
Holiday is the time, when all you must be thinking about is lazing around, catching up on sleep, watching movies and web series, and playing games with dear ones. You can decide on a few group games and activities such as Chess, Carom, Monopoly, Scrabble, Rummy, Black Jack, 21, etc. Or perhaps try out a few internet activities and video games.
You can also download the rummy app to play card games on your smartphone or another device, get a gaming console to take part in adventurous virtual games, and a lot more. Sign up for music or a dance class, or perhaps build a hobby such as painting, drawing, collecting historical items, and others.
- Visit Your Friends and Family
Do you have a few days off from work? Then use this time to catch up with your friends and family members to revive the old-day-charm. Give them a surprise visit, plan a destination outing with them, and make the most of the season. This way, you will get to relax and take your mind from the daily buzz and monotonous life, and experience a thrilling time with your loved ones.
- Cook or Bake
What is better than to get into the groove of holiday spirit, baking cookies and pies? Or, perhaps treating your dear ones to your handmade signature delicacies? Or, try cooking a few interesting and mouth-watering dishes for friends and family members. Add on a few fruit punches and mock-tails to go with the dishes. As it is the holidays, you can invite guests over for an evening party or a tea-party, and enjoy at the most.
- Create Memories
It is the right time to use that awesome DSLR camera hidden in the cupboard, capture memories through lenses. Click enough pictures over the entire holiday season, and create a backup of these memories. It will be something worth remembering we suppose? You can even create a video library of things you do on your vacation, be it decorating your house, playing games along with your folks, or just about everything.
- Join a Fitness Regimen
All the delicious food items that you consume, certainly can add on to your body mass. So, to counter the holiday bulge, why not join a fitness regimen simultaneously? This way, you can maintain your body shape and keep the weight in check, as well as relax on your diet, and snack on yummy food. Also, exercising regularly will keep you healthy, motivated, and get you out of the laze of holiday season.
- Volunteer for Social Causes
While you are letting your hair down this season, think about giving back a gift to the society as well. Perhaps, join a few non-profit organizations as a volunteer for social cause tasks and activities? Maybe help homeless people and orphaned kids with meals, or perhaps organize a fund-raising event for the economically backward community in your region. If you are adept at a skill that can be used to generate income, teach that skill to the less privileged people and educate them on how to utilize it to make an earning.
- Create a Plan for Post-Holiday
Many times after the buzz of holidays, it takes a lot of time to adjust to daily work schedule. So, why not pre-plan your work during the vacation itself? This way, you do not have to waste any time when at workplace. You can plan for the next few months right away. Doing so, will keep you on track with your work schedule and make you aware of the tasks in ‘to do list’, which you have to immediately sort after rejoining work.
To get the maximum out of the holiday season, the above-mentioned tips should be followed, but of course you can add on to the list, and customize plans to have happy holidays.