How to Make the Most Out of The Holiday Season

family of three wearing masks mother father and daughter

The fall is in full swing. So, this means one thing – the holiday season is coming. You want to protect yourself, your family and community from COVID-19, and still enjoy the holiday season? No worries. In this article, we outline some considerations and ideas for enjoying safe and happy holidays in 2020.


family cheering over a table with food glasses with wine in the air



There are multiple factors that affect the virus spread risk at celebrations during the holiday season. So, whether you think about hosting or attending an event, make sure you take the following aspects into consideration. First, evaluate if you or someone you live/work with is at high risk for severe illnesses. Second, avoid locations with high levels of COVID-19 cases and community spread.


a girl and a boy with colorful masks taking a selfie in front of a wall



Third, make sure that the duration of the event and the number of attendees are reasonable. Pay attention to where attendees come from, as well as whether they implement preventive measures before and during the gathering. If possible, host and attend outdoor activities.


woman's hands washing with soap white foam white dress


During the festive season continue following good hygiene, limit contact with shared items and keep safe around drinks and food.


girls in jeans and winter sweater placing wrapped gifts under a christmas tree


Last, but not least, take extra precautions for 2 weeks after participating in high-risk activities to protect others.


Even though you might need to modify celebrations in 2020, you can still have a happy holiday season. Here is how.
Start with setting an intention for the holiday season. What do you want to experience? How do you want to feel? Calm? Balanced? Relaxed? Or maybe even adventurous?


woman and little girl dancing and jumping indoors sofa and white wall in the background


You may be thinking that you cannot feel excited unless you travel to a different country. However, nothing could be further from the truth. For instance, you can prepare a new cuisine from a country that you have not visited before. Or you can watch a documentary about famous sights you would otherwise go visiting.


Woman with an apron cooking at home in the kitchen looking at a cookbook


After all, there are more than 190 countries in the world. So, you have plenty of options to choose from. Trying out a new hobby might be another great way to make the most out of this holiday season. Spending time out with your loved ones can include stargazing, bird watching or camping.


holiday season at home with the family a family with two little kids cooking pizza


You can also organize indoor activities within your household such as painting, playing cards or reading together. Getting together with family can certainly have a positive effect on our well-being this holiday season. At the same time, it can often lead to potentially tensed situations.


woman with a mask shopping for the holidays with a mask outdoors shopping street carrying a big read bag


So, remember to keep some of the routines that help you feel grounded. Also, think of a simple kind response to use in triggering situations. These can be caused by relatives who tend to pose indiscreet questions or make critical comments. However this holiday season unfolds, look for the beauty in imperfection. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season filled with love, prosperity, laughter and very best wishes for a successful new year.


Most Popular

To Top