Activities To Do During the Holidays
You work all day, every day, it’s the only thing you do. Then suddenly you’re on holiday! You have so much time available to you, what do you even do with it? Here we list some fun and productive activities to do during the holidays
Read a Book
When you’re working it’s so difficult to find time to read. During the holidays all you have is time. Decide on a book you’ve been wanting to read, or get something new – perhaps a biography or something educational. Put your feet up, and enjoy. Without interruptions you can read through a few chapters, and with constancy you may even be able to read the whole book by the time the holiday season is over.
We were not created to be indoors all day, sitting behind a computer. Being out in nature is good for our body, mind and spirit. Get a group of friends together and go camping, whether its close by or you have to make a road trip, spend quality time together away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Many camping spots offer additional fun activities like boating, canoeing, or kayaking. You can also swim, water ski or go fishing.
Have a Picnic
Camping for two or three days to some may seem like a bit much. What doesn’t take you out of your comfort zone for too long is a picnic and it is also good for the soul. Choose an afternoon when the weather is nice, pack some sandwiches and something to drink, and get the family together. Go to a family friendly park nearby and kick a ball around or throw a Frisbee to each other. Chat about how the year has been and discuss plans and dreams for the future. Spending time like this with family helps to make your bond stronger.
Spend Time On a Hobby
Do you have a hobby? Some people like writing, painting, drawing, or dancing. Others enjoy gardening or playing a musical instrument. Chances are you Never get enough time to focus on a hobby because work always keeps you busy. During the holidays make it a point to spend time on a hobby that you enjoy. If you don’t have a hobby, this is a great time to try to find one! Having a hobby provides an outlet for stress. Hobbies also offer new challenges which can open your mind to new ways of seeing the world.
Rest is so important! It gives our brain and body time to recharge. When we are so busy work we don’t rest enough, often only going to sleep early hours of the morning. During the holidays have an afternoon nap now and then, or go to bed early to catch up on sleep.
Connect With People
There’s never enough time to hang out with family and friends during the year. When it’s holiday season though, most people get leave from work. Find out whose free during the holidays and align your schedules to spend time together, even if it’s a simple coffee date just to catch up. You could even plan a Braai and invite everyone you know, especially friends and family you don’t get to see often.
This holiday season make sure to get plenty of rest and spend time with family and friends. If you’re stuck on what else to do with your time try doing some of the activities listed above to make sure your holiday is not only fun but productive as well.