You’ve been hitting targets and making things happen. Or you’ve been stuck in a grind and working harder than ever to meet your goals. Whatever your reason, we all deserve a break. And with the upcoming holiday season, you may want to get some much-needed R&R. Here are some ways to make the most out of your holiday weekend.
1. Get into the (live) groove
When was the last time you attended a concert? How about a gig? Get out of your shell (and your music streams) by listening to some live music for a change! Aside from the fun that comes with attending a musical performance, you’ll also be reaping some really nice health benefits.
According to a study done by O2, a mobile company that setups concerts around the world, one’s well-being increasing by up to 20% by simply going to a gig. Think of it this way: watching music live gives you a better percentage increase in happiness than walking your dog (7%) and yoga (10%). Attending a gig can also result in an increase in life expectancy by as much as nine years!
2. Work it out
Exercise is also a fun and productive way to maximize your holiday weekend. From getting physical in the gym to running long distances outdoors, sweating it out may just be what you need to reward yourself! Besides, what better way to beat the cold weekends than simply sweating it out, right?
3. learn something new
Focus your energy into something creative. Bring out the Bob Ross in you by signing up for a painting class. Get into the zone and mold something beautiful by enrolling in a pottery workshop. Express your innermost desires by taking part in spoken word workshops. Or get into the holiday vibes by making some good old-fashioned parols! No matter your passion, pursuing it will make your weekend matter (plus, it’s also beneficial – getting creative was found
to improve mental health).
4. Do something good for your soul
It’s the season of giving, and finding ways to help others may just give you the best weekend ever! From sharing food with family to organizing a really fun party for the needy, the activities you need to make the most out of the holidays don’t have to be expensive. Seeing others experience the joy of this special time of the year will tug at your heartstrings!
5. Discover new places
Step out of your comfort zone and explore the great unknown. Book a trip to places that you’ve only ever imagined! Aside from discovering and experiencing the many joys of a different culture, you’ll also gain some well-deserved me-time. If you’re up for it, why not go for a snowy destination? Nothing beats living out the Christmas dream than actually being in a place with snow!
And if you’re concerned that you’d need to save a ton of cash for this, well, don’t be. Make this happen by simply applying for a travel fund loan from RFC! Applying for one is easy and convenient – find out more here.