COVID-19 took over the global stage in 2020 and many people are going to be home alone for the holidays. Even if you’re spending it without friends and family. What if there was a way to have a badass holiday season? In life, you always got to recognize the opportunity. As Thomas Edison has been quoted saying,
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
So, are you going to have a pity party and feel sorry for yourself? Or are you going to make the most of the time that you have because happiness is a choice, not an obligation. Every single day when you wake up, you can choose to be miserable or choose to be cheerful.
Let’s choose to be cheerful and if you’re having trouble of coming up with ideas here are a few ways to make the most of this historic holiday season.
Whether you have a full-time job, kids, family, life is always busy. The one area you typically forget to take care of is the most important, YOU! So, this is a time where you can selfish rather than selfless and invest some of your hard-earned money into yourself.
There are countless ways to make this happen, but a few that come to mind are:
· Manicure & Pedicures
Now, these may seem obvious now after reading them, but after doing some hard thinking I bet you can think of something that you’ve been wanting to do, but just haven’t had the time. Now, that you may not be able to travel to visit family or friends, you can take advantage of taking care of yourself!
2. Start A Passion Project.
When you’re a child after a long day a school what’s the first thing that you did? Was it homework? Heck no! You would go to practice, go outside to play with friends, or hop on the television to play your favorite video game.
As adults, our creativity starts to diminish because these passions don’t pay you any monetary reward. Yet, as money is important for your survival, it’s not the only area that needs to be in focus. Perhaps you used to be a gamer, but life took over. Go spend your final days of 2020 in front of the TV harnessing your inner gamer.
Maybe you used to love painting. Go to your local arts store, grab some supplies, pour yourself an adult beverage, throw on some music, and channel your inner Picasso. Regardless of what your passion may be, the important lesson to learn is never to feel sorry for yourself. Always be working on what makes you happy, not way provides happiness to others.
3. Read/Listen to a Book.
A phrase that I’ve heard is,
“If you want to earn, you got to learn.”
Reading a book is one of the best ways to gain knowledge so that you can better yourself for your future. Now, we have access to audible which is a great way to listen to books at your own speed, podcasts that provide entertainment, and as always you can hop over to the local library to check out any book they have for FREE.
Don’t fall into the trap of making excuses, binge drinking alone, and eating way too much junk food. This is a prime opportunity to recharge, set a vision for your future, and to ensure that you’re maximizing your happiness.
4. Organize Your Living Space.
Organization is one area we neglect to work on a daily basis. It’s super easy to throw your clothes on the floor, stop filing important papers correctly, and it causes you more stress being that your mind is running 1000 miles a minute. Now, I can’t say this is the most fun task to complete with your time away from work. However, the amount of satisfaction you will receive after you’re done organizing your life will pay you dividends moving into next year.
If you’re like me and not a fan of cleaning. Throw on your favorite music, focus on 1 room in your living space per day, and by the time 2021 comes around, you’re going to have the fulfillment of being 100% organized. With this formula, you will find yourself with more time than you did before because you’re not going to have to shuffle through the closet to find your favorite outfit for New Year’s Eve.
Joshua Krafchick, AKA “CHACHI”
Additional reading to help you during the holidays.