Nothing about this year’s holiday season is going to be business as usual. The coronavirus pandemic has changed so much about daily life, it feels strange predicting how to celebrate. But just because the atmosphere of the holidays has changed, doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to make the season special. There are many different unconventional ways to spread good cheer, and make the holidays wholesome.
What the World Needs Now, is Love Sweet Love:
Author Hannah Burney cautions that “In the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas, it is so easy to become fixated on what popular gift you are buying, or what you hope someone is getting you. In doing that, we miss the purpose of this wonderful holiday. We become selfish and lose sight of what is actually important. Christmas is about giving and loving one another.” Here are a few simple ways to think outside the box and show love during the holidays:
I. Write a Heartfelt Letter:
With social distancing in full force, showing love isn’t as straightforward as gathering together anymore. That’s why it’s a great idea to take some time and pen a sentimental letter or two. Letters are a great way to express love because they can exist forever as a keepsake.
II. Donate to Charity:
The chaos of the pandemic has thrown a lot of people into uncertainty. This is the time when society should band together and uplift one another with charity. It might not be possible to do volunteer-work in person, but you can still donate to reputable philanthropic organizations. Hospitals, food banks, and homeless shelters are especially in need of support this year.
III. Follow CDC Guidelines on COVID-19:
The coronavirus continues to be the single biggest threat to public health and safety all over the world. The most unselfish thing you can do to make a difference this Christmas, is to play your part in stopping its spread. Wear a mask, practice social distancing, and use good hygiene to prevent transmission of the virus.
The holiday season has become so commercialized that most people think it’s about conspicuous gift-giving. But the truth is that Christmas should be a time to appreciate the people you love. And there are so many different ways to do this beyond shopping sprees. The limitations posed by the pandemic might be frustrating, but they also represent an opportunity. They represent an opportunity to exemplify the holiday spirit without resorting to cliché traditions. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative courses, workshops and events listed on our websites and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Academy can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.