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Audrey Hurteau

Posted on December 27 2020

Inspiration passe-temps

Once the gifts are unwrapped and the stress is gone for a while, we look for activities to do. So I've made you a list of activity ideas to pass the time and keep you busy.

With the added bonus of containment once again. There's no better time to take time for yourself, to take advantage of this time to appreciate your loved ones.

During the holidays

  • Board games, when my daughters were younger I always bought a new game every year. I wouldn't list the interesting games of the day because there were too many variations (age, single, child, etc.).

  • Go sliding, check out your city's website, there are always free places. And psst, plan hot chocolates for the return trip.

  • Movie/cinema, either at home or at the cinema (if the covid allows it...), make it the perfect evening at home with warm blankets, popcorn, candy, etc. The most important thing is to have fun.

  • Go skating, check it out on your city's website. If you don't have a skate, they rent them in some places, just snoop around. But I love this activity because no matter how old we are it's a team effort when we're not top hihi.

  • Doing scientific experiments, no need to buy weird or expensive test tubes and liquids, google will suggest you lots of ideas and you will be surprised to see that you probably already have everything you need for an experiment.

  • Cooking, letting loose and spoiling yourself. Good, comforting dishes give you a head start for the long weeks ahead. Take the opportunity to prepare meals that the subway, work, sleep routine doesn't allow you to do.

  • Tinker, you know, on the weekends I will. And when the weekend comes: tiredness, occupations, etc., and then we pass by and there's no time to fix the little things to do that accumulate. So, it's time.

  • Handicraft, personally I love knitting so I enjoy Netflix and knitting. Whether it's mandalas, pottery or whatever, it's up to you to see the projects that thrill you and you don't have time, it's time to spoil yourself.

  • Reading, on my blog I regularly share my readings. I love to read, whether it's for business, personal development or a good novel, I always devour books one by one. So, snoop on my blog.

  • Organize a dinner/video session with the family. It's very simple, we plan a meal and then we log in, I love to use zoom for that and everyone logs in. It's certainly different than physically eating together, but better than not seeing each other at all.

  • Psst, personally I LOVE knitting. So maybe if you don't know how to knit, I suggest you learn it either by knitting or some other creative activity.

What is important to keep in mind is not to get bored and stay positive despite this period of mandatory isolation. In every situation, try to see the positive. Too often we complain about not having time to do this or that activity or to spend more time with our children, so this is your moment.

If you have other ideas, don't hesitate to share them with us in the comments.

Audrey xx

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