( Jane Lee of Active 60)
Diwali will fall on the 6th of November this year, which is a Tuesday. Most of us are extending our weekend holiday so we can get extra days off from work. But, wait a minute. Aside from celebrating, what else can we do during this Diwali.
- Spend time with your loved ones
Holidays are a great time for family and friends to spend some quality time together. You may want to spend the majority of your time partying but remember our loved ones won’t be here forever, so let’s cherish every moment we get to spend with them! Don’t forget to also take pictures in your house decorated with candles and colorful lights while families feast and share gifts!
- Relax to avoid burn out
It’s always tempting to fill up all your holiday time with family gatherings, socializing, drinking, partying, and staying up late. But make sure you take time to unwind too so that you can feel re-energized from the holiday instead of feeling tired going back to work.
- Do Something Good
We are often so caught up with work that we don’t have time to do something good. This holiday shall be a good time. This could be giving someone a thoughtful gift, helping your family out with any chores, or even helping the homeless at a local soup kitchen.
- Best Time to think about Your Side Hustle
You may have the slightest thought of wanting to go into entrepreneurship but you actually have a full-time job. Look around you and do you see any social problems that actually bothers you?
As what Professor Muhammad Yunus has always advice, ‘Define a small sliver of the big problem that you can solve first. Bring 5 people out of unemployment. Bring 3 people off of taxpayer-funded welfare.’ Think about something really small that it is within your capability to make a difference. Despite having a full-time job, you can start making a change, starting from this Diwali.