Can I get a hell yeah for having 10 days off at Christmas?
These have been the most awaited days off in our household. It’s been a stressful month with both of us feeling down in the dumps at Christmas and trying to push through the last few weeks at work. But, FRIDAY CANNOT COME SOON ENOUGH. I honestly cannot wait to finish work on Friday, whack on my out of office and spend some time drinking wine with family and friends.
But come Boxing Day, I always get cabin fever. I always feel as if I spend Christmas going between both of our families, trying to see everyone yet still needing to get some relaxation time in. And then there’s the days where I do nothing, (usually around the 28th-30th) and feel guilty about it. And then I’m aware I’m wasting my annual leave even though the office isn’t open
And then you eat. A lot. Going between 2 families means that every day is pretty much a buffet tea. Though I’m the queen of demolishing a buffet, I’m well aware I need to shift some timber to go wedding dress shopping next year. But. IT’S CHRISTMAS ETC. We need to open another bottle of red wine and oh look, here comes the cheeseboard.
It’s a confusing time of year. And to be honest, you do whatever suits you boo. I thought I’d whack together a list of the things you may want to do. Some stuff involves sitting on the sofa and festering away and others include getting dressed.
- Build a den and have a film fest. Whether it’s watching all of the Harry Potter films or something cool, make sure there’s snacks and blankets.
- Host a board games night. Crack open a bottle of wine, eat left over buffet and play board games. Our board game of choice is Talisman, but we’re also favour a bit of scrabble.
- Go for a winter walk. Embrace the winter weather, take your dog and just get some fresh air. Take your camera too and snap some Instagram shots.
- Start a new boxset. I wrote a list previously on the ones I’d always recommend. Also, follow point 1 and watch it in said den.
- Christmas sale shopping, because, clothes <3 and treat yourself for the final Starbucks red cup of the year.
- Plan what you want to achieve next year. Write a list down and think where you want to be this time next year,
- Install the Sims and don’t move for the whole time. Skip the Sims 4 because in my opinion, it’s a bit shit. Sims 3 is where it’s at. I’d recommend doing point 6 before this one.
- Go on a cinema date. There’s loads of cool films out at Christmas. Then go somewhere really uncultured for tea like Wagamamas or Nandos.
- Declutter your house. Start 2017 with a clean house and tidy mind. Sort through your wardrobe and donate your unwanted clothes to charity or to the homeless.
- Cook something you’ve never cooked before. You might find a new favourite mid-week meal for next year.
- Spend time with your family. Embrace seeing them. Go on a family day out with them or even walk the dog with them. It’s ace just to catch up at times.
- Sort out your life admin. Back up your laptop. Go on a Facebook friend deleting spree. Delete the random blog photos on your camera.
- Book a flight to a random place taking full advantage of Ryanair’s or British Airways sale.
- Swap books with your friends. Spend the day reading in bed or (or said den) and escape in a world of fiction.
- Carry on drinking all the leftover booze. Or get your family really drunk. And then get everyone really, really drunk and be ready to do it all again come New Years Eve.