It’s post-Christmas-stress time, and you don’t know how to spend it. You’re tired from all the Christmas running around but crave amusement. You might be relieved to know you have many options. Whether you rest, shop or entertain, you should be pleased with how you spend your holidays. But where do you start?
1) Rest. After all the Christmas preparing, dining and cleaning, you may be exhausted. You should rest thoroughly tonight, meaning going to bed early and sleeping in Boxing Day morning. After all, if you put it off until later, you may be too drained to enjoy the rest of your holidays. And if you don’t want to be away from your sweetheart for too long, you can always nap together.
2) Shop. You probably think Boxing Day deals are worth the lineups, claustrophobia and sweat. If you miss them, you just may regret it. If you have a bit of spending money this year, probably a holiday present you received, take advantage of the current mind-blowing sales. You and your partner may delight in shops on Orfus Rd. in North York, which are known for their amazing Boxing Day discounts. And if you want to avoid crowds, shop later during Boxing Week.
3) Get Together. You may have a few days off work. In order to spend them wisely before returning to the dictatorship you call your office, you should try to have as much fun as possible. This means attending holiday parties, hosting get-togethers and/or visiting local bars, with your other half. As actress Jacqueline Bisset said, “Being around people with whom you feel a connection, on many levels, not just a professional one, is very relaxing. Your ears are more open to someone who is not a cantankerous bastard.”
You may be overjoyed that you have time off for the holidays. But if you don’t spend this time in ways you like, you may be severely stressed when you return to work. Enjoy your holidays through rest, shopping and entertainment, accompanied by your honey.