5 Things to do other than shop5 Things to Do Other Than Shop
It’s that month, again. No, we’re not talking about the month where you spend a good portion of the month being thankful for everything that you’ve got (though that’s important to do). We’re talking about the month where for almost an entire four weeks you’ll be bombarded with messages to buy, buy, buy and everything in between. Here’s 5 things you can do to escape the madness--
1. PAINT. DRINK. HAVE FUN. AT PINOT’S PALETTE
You may be at home avoiding crowds now, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be getting ready to be somewhere amazing and exciting. What should you focus on? Whatever will bring you peace and calmness before we enter such a hectic time of the year. Whether it’s just you or the entire family, come enjoy the entertainment. Sharing creativity while drinking wine trumps buying stuff every time! This is also a great activity if you want to invite friends!
2. Make a List of Goals for Next Year
The main rush of the holiday season is about to start, and with it a whirlwind of activity that may decrease your time to sit and reflect on the year itself. Black Friday is an excellent time to set some time aside for just you and think about what you accomplished this year and what you hope to accomplish next year. Take the day to make your list of what you really want to achieve in the upcoming year. Or, if you need to, make your list of goals for what you need to achieve in December! Either way, take the day to set priorities for you before the rush of the season takes over.
3. Sleep All Day. You Deserve the Down Time
If you’re like most people, by the Friday after Thanksgiving, you’re exhausted. So give in to the exhaustion and just sleep all day. Whether it’s in a comfy bed, on a couch with the smells of the holiday around you, in a car while you travel back from a Thanksgiving visit (unless, of course, you’re the one driving!) or outdoors in a hammock, take the day to just let your body recover. Not only are you likely to be tired from the holiday itself, but chances are that you’ve got a potentially stressful and exhausting December ahead.
Did you eat too much turkey? Are you worried about the impact of cookies and candy over the major holiday season? Do you want to set a goal to lose weight by the New Year? Do you need a stress reliever from the family over-share on Thanksgiving? Do you just want to do something healthy? Then stay out of the stores and in the gym, the outdoors or your living room for a Black Friday workout. If you’d really like to embrace Black Friday, try a workout you’ve never done before, like belly dancing. If you need some relaxation from the holiday, opt for a more soothing and calming workout like yoga.
5. Call or Write a Letter to a Long Lost Friend
Who do you miss or think of often who you haven’t talked to in years and years? Remember a fun holiday story or gift exchange with a friend from school or a special time in your life that you’ve just lost touch with? Dig up their address or phone number (it’s probably easier than you think) and then call them or write a letter to them. A call is great, but a letter allows you to take the time to really relive the old memories and express yourself. Now is a great time to take pen to paper (or fingers to keypad) and get back in touch with somebody!