Five Ways to Make the Best of Your Holiday

2016-11-25

It’s that time of the year when you can almost hear the holiday knocking on your door. Although, holidays are usually meant for taking a break from your 9 to 5 type of a job, there is no reason why you shouldn’t allow yourself a healthy amount of laziness and still do some fun, creative things that will make your holiday the most productive ever! Get yourself a nice cup of coffee or your favorite tea, sit back and let us guide you the way how to give yourself a well-deserved break and stay engaged with some interesting activities during your holidays.

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Finally take that road-trip you have always dreamed of

Let’s be honest. How many times have you told yourself you will gather up some of your friends and go on a cross-country road-trip? Maybe this is the perfect time of the year to catch up with old friends you haven’t seen for a while and explore the hidden gems of your country. Don’t forget to bring your favorite camera along and keep the memories forever. Or until the next holiday.

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Do something you’ve never done before

We know your first thought must’ve been bungee-jumping or skydiving, but if you are someone who enjoys extreme sports only on television, you could always sign up for a new hobby and widen your interests.

Perhaps you could learn a new language, take dance lessons, or embark on a new culinary adventure and try out something you’ve never tried before. Having delicious food is always a good idea, right? See, you don’t have to go bungee-jumping to make your holidays more fun. You just have to be open to new possibilities.

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Turn your festive mood on

In the end, holidays are all about spending time with the people we care for. Wake up your inner Santa and make DIY holiday gifts for your family and friends. You can create a nice holiday card using different colors, materials or you can take some of your family photos and make a memorable collage from all the holidays you have spent together. Either way, they will be thrilled to know you were thinking of them.

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Give social media a rest for a few days

Remember when they said Internet would make our life easier? It really has in so many ways, but sometimes turning off the virtual world can help you upgrade the one that really matters. Invite a few friends over, throw a holiday party and dance all night (cell-phones excluded). You would be amazed how good it feels when you know you have spent some quality time with real people and simply had fun. After all, that’s what holidays are for.

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Make time for yourself

Since you will be booked with family dinners and gatherings, it would be wise to give yourself some time alone. It’s no secret we are always stressed about something, being it good or bad. It sometimes seems that the world without stress doesn’t exist. Although this is partly true, you could choose to spend this holiday in the best way possible and give yourself the treatment you deserve.

Buy the book you’ve always wanted to read, but felt like you never actually had the time to. Download your favorite album and listen to the music that relaxes you. Go for a nice walk in the nature. It may be the best thing you’ve done for yourself in a really long time and it only requires a little bit of your effort.

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If you got more interesting ideas on how to make the best of your holiday, don’t hesitate to share them with us. We would love to hear them!

written by lomographymagazine on 2016-11-25 #news #lomoholidays #lomoholidays2016 #2016recap

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