People, what is the point of earning livelihood which doesn’t allow you to live? Don’t stick on a particular track and listen to it on a loop mode. Take the headphones off. Listen to yourself instead of what your routine makes you listen and do. It’s your life. Life needs to be enjoyed. Fall in love, or be the love. Enjoy or be the enjoyment yourself. In this rat-race which has no beginnings, no ends, and no rewards or destinations, don’t let your individuality be suppressed. You and your soul deserve a holiday. To live fully, love deeply, and enjoy unconditionally.
But, how would you do this? Don’t worry. We have got your back in this. 😉
We bring you 10 ways to celebrate your life by treating yourself with a holiday to wish goodbye to all the stress you have invited in your life.
1. Green the Scene
How often do you actually stop and notice the beauty of Nature? What’s better for a holiday than an outing to underexplored natural places with your family, or friends, or better alone? Green the scene around you. It helps to reduce stress and enhance concentration which is what you ultimately need the most. It also provides you a peaceful, calm time to help you reenergize for the forthcoming routine chaos.
2. Bake Together, Stay Together
You might have heard the statement that ‘A family that eats together, stays together. But, trust me, nothing can be better than a day when all the members in your family cook or bake something together. If you’re away from your family, you have with you your friends who occupy no less importance than family. Sit together. Plan something. Indulge everyone in cooking including those who rarely cook. The purpose is not to have good food, but to forget every other worldly thing and focus on a single thing together. You will not only prepare food but also bake love, happiness, and bonding. It’s these small things that bring you more enjoyment than eating out in a five-star restaurant. And for the first time, you will enjoy the kitchen chaos, messy platforms, loud gossips and togetherness.
For people like me, who are constantly gathered by people at workplace and at home and are tired of answering phone calls and reverting to e-mails, you can celebrate your holiday as a ‘No Social, Just Personal’ day. Ask other people in your family or group to switch off the phones and laptops for the day and indulge in some sort of activity like playing indoor games together such as- Ludo, Carrom, Cards, etc. Go out for dinner, or watch a movie together. But, the prime rule should be followed- Social boycott. Avoid the chit-chat with other societal elements and focus on yourself and your loved ones. Sometimes, people and social network drain out you and you need to recharge yourself.
4. Movie Marathon
This is something which some of you may not agree to, but conducting a ‘Movie Marathon’ on a holiday is a fun idea, compiled with stress-reliever. Watch consecutive shows of movies and that too in an unplanned way. Go and sit in the theatre and watch whichever movie plays next. The excitement of the unexpectedness and the joy of watching back-to-back shows is incomparable. Movie-maniacs, how do you find the idea?
5. Meet, Eat, And Greet
Sometimes all you need to relax and enjoy your holiday is the company of your loved ones, life-discussions and heart-to-heart conversations. Go and meet them at their place, or your favourite coffee shop, or the back side of your school, and have conversations. Sing, dance, play or do your own thing which refreshes your mind. You can opt for a family dinner, a get together of school/college friends, or a tea-party.
After days of hectic schedules and arrayed deadlines, studies and household chores, you become tired and stressed mentally and more than that physically. Your body needs relaxation at least a day in a month. Have Spa-lidays more often. Spa treatments and massage therapies often correlate with fewer sick days, reduced stress level, and induction of happiness.
How about having some sport amusement for a holiday? Sport includes nearly all sorts. Choose the one closer to your heart even if you are not a champion at it, and play till your body doesn’t allow anymore. You may feel the fatigue for minutes, but the mind peace and relaxation you will get after hours will keep you reenergized and focussed for forthcoming days. Include everyone around. Organize a kind of Sport-Party if you want. Brainstorm ideas to make your holiday tranquil, untroubled and enthusiastic.
For a change people, let your hobbies take the charge of the coming holidays. Let them love you, revive the creativity and passion in you, and take you down the memory lane when your hobby was once your dream career. Isn’t it unfair to not even spare a single day for them? Do you sing? Do you dance? Do you cook or sketch or write or read or do any other activity on this earth? Go on. Keep aside the rest of the “important”, and Enjoy!
9. Give and Gain
Yeah, this is one of the ideas which I personally follow. Try out this once. It will not give you adventure or thrill or fun, but guaranteed happiness and joy. After all, who doesn’t feel happier by seeing people around him smiling because of him? Search, browse any nearby orphanage or old-age home, and pay a visit to that place. You don’t need any preparations. You just need to be. Be present. Listen to them. Understand them. Do something for the people living there which you can easily do. Because, for them, it is something really special and the blessings and happiness which you will receive after the visit will always remain in the list of your happy times.
Move out. Take a break out of this city and discover something new outside. Choose a city and wander. Don’t hire a local guide or cab. Use the local public transport system; communicate with the people living there. Go to local events and just become like one of those natives, instead of going there as a tourist. This will impart you fresh ideas, change of mind and mental peace. This needs to be in your holiday bucket list which you might be jotting down right now.
Yes. This is it. My ideas lack thrill, adventure, parties and concerts, loudness and something out-of-the-box but I can guarantee you will not regret giving them a chance. Happy Holiday! Live, Love and Enjoy.