We all experience it. After the initial joy of returning home to family and good food and old friends, boredom sets in. How can a young adult push off this ennui? Here are a few modern day tips that don’t involve figgy pudding or chestnuts on an open fire.
1) Instagram Nature Walk: It’s snowing, or just snowed, and it’s beautiful outside. You know who would really appreciate this? All of your friends on facebook and twitter! Take your iPhone with you on a walk, and after a few hours of editing (would this snow look more hip in sepia or black-and-white?) the world will rejoice at your artistry.
2) Spotify Playlist: Music is the best way to make any dull activity exciting. Washing all of the dishes from Christmas dinner? Throw on some good tunes and it’s a party! Spotify lets you select the classics (Greensleeves never gets old) or some new favorites prized for their novelty (Straight No Chaser’s “Twelve Days of Christmas” would be my pick).
3) Post-Christmas Shopping: Since most people receive some sort of gift card as a present, that means they have to run that errand to find the gift their “loved one” wasn’t able to pick out (She likes shoes, I think. Or clothes. Groceries? Here’s a Target gift card!) Just be careful on the roads, they’re slick.