While most of you take advantage of the Lenten Season to go out of town, some prefer to stay in the metro and savor their rest days at home. It is one of the few moments where we just want to chill with our family and friends, and stay in bed all day, right?
If you haven’t planned any activities for the Lent, here are some of the things that you might want to consider doing at home next week:
1. Cook for the fam.
Cooking your favorite food or experimenting some new recipes is a fun way to enjoy the holidays. Prepare Lent-friendly meal like escabeche, paksiw, relyeno, or biko. You can also try DIY-ing easter eggs for the Easter Sunday. Consider cooking as your bonding time with the fam!
2. Watch movies or binge-watch series.
Holy week means rewatching The Passion of Christ and The Ten Commandments! But if you’re not that interested to watch religious films, try watching some inspirational movies like The Pursuit of Happyness, Whiplash, The Pianist, The Bucket List, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Netflix is also few clicks away if you’re game for a binge-watch session with your friends.
3. Read a book.
Just like watching movies and TV shows, you can pick up any books that you like. It doesn’t have to be religious. Reread all-time favorites like Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays With Moorie and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, or try reading Ricky Lee’s new novel Bahay ni Marta.
4. Clean your room.
Grab this chance to declutter your private space at home. Learn to let go of the files and materials that you won’t need anymore. Arrange your shelves, decorate your table, and change your beddings. Cleaning is a fulfilling task!
5. Exercise at home.
You don’t need to visit the gym just to stay in shape. Watch YouTube tutorials on how to do yoga at home or follow The Dynamic Duo’s five basic exercises that will help you achieve your #BalikAlindog2018 program!
Holy week is a good time to start your very own gratitude journal. Focus on things that you are grateful for and people to whom you are grateful. According to Huffington Post, writing these could help you concentrate on what really matters, feel calm at night, and even lower stress levels!
No need to explain this item further. You deserve to have a good sleep, beautiful human. Savor it! <3
Illustration by Madel Crudo