Taking a break from work is not only highly recommended but can also be hugely rewarding if you use your holiday well.
You could be a fan of traveling and adventure, a lover of gardening, a gaming enthusiast or just happy to make new friends amongst others.
While all these are great and help us refresh, there are other amazing ways of spending time during the holiday and which can make the experience even more fun….
- Sweat It Out
If you have always wanted to lose weight, the holiday month could be the perfect time to take action.
Not only do you have more time, there is less pressure so you can customize your exercise program in a way that you reap maximum benefit.
Talk to the trainer and make him understand that you aim to lose X calories within the available time and agree on a plan.
Your efforts could be more successful in such an environment than when trying to balance work and exercise.
And when done, you can thank yourself by visiting a massage parlor for a steaming body rub.
- Engage in charity
For most people, most of the holidays are “me” time. Indeed, rarely do we take time to think about others yet there are tons of cases out there who could be desperate for whatever little help you could offer.
Needless to say, extending a hand to someone in need can be highly satisfying and could last long in the memory especially if the person you help end up rising again.
You can squeeze in some time to visit your aged relatives at the retirement home and cheer them up for a day.
You can also volunteer at the animal rescue, donate some of the clothing you no longer use to deserving not-for-profits and more.
Most of these activities can also help reawaken your giving spirit.
- Enjoy Some Quality “Me” Time
If your people know that you’re on holiday, expect to be bombarded with invitations left, center and right.
But holidays must not be all about pleasing others without considering your own welfare.
Create some quality “me” time and tune into your soul and revisit your goals, expectations, and the pressure you’ve placed upon yourself.
Talk to your heart literally and audit your failures. Also, meditate on how you can improve affairs moving forward.
Yes, it’s very much in order to have dinner with your in-laws and a dessert at your neighbor’s house but if you forget about self, you will be missing out on a great opportunity to take stock of things.
- Learn a new Sport/Hobby
You could be good at swimming and chess. You can even be an awesome game hunting veteran, hobby soccer player, or a promising decorator.
But what about learning and pursuing a new hobby as a way of breaking the routine?
Consider trying knitting, bird watching, cooking, painting, and even coding or whatever else that interests you.
You will feel proud that you have gotten a new hobby/skill not to mention that some of these have the potential to generate some extra income for you in the future.
Wrapping it Up
A holiday is great but can be made more rewarding by engaging in some other precious activities. Instead of just sticking to your established routine, learn a new hobby or even participate in charity.
Also, create some “me” time in addition to sweating it out.