All can agree that 2020 and 2021 were strange years with many unforeseen events. We hope that soon it will be very different, so we would be able to travel a lot without any restriction. But now let’s stay more home and spend time with our loved ones (even if your loved one is you). It doesn’t matter if you visit loved ones individually or in small groups, it’s possible to celebrate the uniqueness and respect boundaries.
Here are some simple ideas for staying in touch with the holiday or travelling season as you prepare to spend more time indoors.
Host a family movie screening
Cold times are full of great movies! You even can have your own movie marathon at home. Check Internet for the lists of winter/ fall movies which will inspire you to find joy and calmness this season.
Create an at-home spa night
You may have been missing your monthly manicure or pedi. It’s time to get your nail kit. You can also get soothing music, face masks, and scented candles. Maybe your roommate, or loved one, will treat you to a massage.
Take a virtual tour of your city from abroad
While you might not be traveling to exotic destinations, it is possible to see the world from your home. Google Earth allows you to view the entire world online. You can explore 3D cities and countries all over the globe and create your own virtual tour. You can also check Internet to view additional virtual tours that you can take from the comfort of your home
Book a weekend cabin getaway
While you might not be returning home for large family gatherings or other events, if you feel like it, book a cabin vacation with your family members or roommates. Nothing is more relaxing than sipping hot cocoa in front of a warm fire and being wrapped up in blankets. It might be the best time to look back on the year.
Host a virtual holiday party
Ask your family and friends to compile a list with their top holiday songs. Have them ready and waiting! It’s even better if everyone wears their ugly home sweaters.
A concert at home
Music is medicine for your soul. Turn up the volume on your home speakers. NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series features big-name artists such as Norah Jones and John Legend, to name a few.