Ho Ho Ho! It’s Christmas vacations time again! It is also time to make a whole new list of the New Year’s resolutions. But, are you prepared for it yet? Do you know if your goals are going to be achievable? Why don’t you use the holidays to foolproof the list of resolutions that are coming up at the New Year’s dawn. So, this holidays, let’s go exploring!
Here are some things you may consider doing this vacation and utilize it more meaningfully:
Be a hobbyist
Hobbies are best nurtured during the holidays. Holidays are the time when the creative juices are out there in free-flow. It is also the time when you have ample time to explore your interests. Take up your favorite hobby and work on it actively this holidays. For example, if you love to paint, then paint something wonderful, frame it, and gift it to your friends or family. You could also try learning new painting techniques, like an oil painting, knife painting, etc. And if you love a sport, like tennis, play hard and try to better your game by learning new techniques (top-spin anyone?).
Read, read, read and read
There is no substitute for reading if you want to become more knowledgeable. Not just knowledge, reading can be the most fun thing to do too. Fiction novels are a treat that few can resist. So this vacation, discover your favorite writer. Is it J K Rowling, Enid Blyton, Jane Austen, Stephen Hawking or R K Narayan? The warmest thing to do in the winter is to wrap yourself in a blanket, munch on some hot pakoras or jalebis as you read a great book.
Finish homework as soon as possible
No one likes to have pending work. The pending work will nag you at the back of your mind, and really steal you of your mental peace. You should thus aim to finish all your holiday assignments as soon as possible. If it’s daily homework, throughout the holidays, then finish it first thing in the morning. The sense of accomplishment that finished assignments give is perhaps the nicest for children and adults alike.
Explore local tourist spots with friends
One’s own neighborhood is likely to awe-inspire and surprise one the most. The locality you live in should be as familiar to you as the back of your palm. So take your bicycle out, call some friends and go on picnics to the close by cool places. When you get back to school, it will make for great stories to explain to people how much fun you had right at home! Think of how much fun the kids in Sound of Music, the famous movie, had when they went on frequent picnics to nearby hills. You should try it too!
A timetable to finish things with a flourish
Now, while you know what you can do to enhance your vacations, it’s probably ideal for you to organize your plans better. So we present to you a rough framework for the holidays.
You could print out something like this for every week of your holidays:
In your planners, don’t forget to add the cool stuff we just discussed: your favorite hobby (don’t hesitate to have more than 3), reading (write down the names of the books you want to read and stock up on those books by visiting the library in advance), homework (don’t forget to make this the first priority on the planner), exploration!
Christmas vacations are a great time to make a whole new list of the New Year’s resolutions. It is time for you to pull up your socks and prepare for the coming year by being at your best performance, be it at school work or at your favorite hobbies. Organize your holidays and reap the highest benefit from them! Happy holidays!