Itâ€™s a jolly holiday with the family. What are you going to do to make it memorable? You might spend a lot of time with your family as it is, so maybe youâ€™re not super keen on spending a whole week with them in close quarters in another city, but maybe youâ€™re on the opposite side of the spectrum and you only get to see your family but once a year.
A holiday, or a vacation, as people in America would call it, is a time to enjoy with those you love. To make the most of it, no matter what your feelings might be on spending time with the fam, include these activities:
Art is a community experience. People make are for the sake of making art, even if itâ€™s never seen, but the reality of the matter is that art is supposed to be enjoyed as a collective. A troupe of actors doesnâ€™t take the time to rehearse a play or musical if theyâ€™re not expecting and wishing for an audience. The same goes for all visual artists alike.
Art evokes emotions and tells a story. When youâ€™re on vacation with your family, take the time to enjoy the arts together. Go to a play, go to a concert, go to an art gallery. When youâ€™re able to view and discuss art together, youâ€™ll find that youâ€™re not only drawn closer as a family, youâ€™ve also gained insight on different viewpoints of life.
Food is quite an interesting topic to touch on. Food has been the activity of choice to enjoy together for centuries. It goes straight back to biblical times. Breaking bread together is a communal thing that is called making the covenant of salt. The meaning itself is multifaceted, but basically means that youâ€™re committing to never break your bond with the people you eat with.
That makes a meal around the table a big deal. Itâ€™s obviously lost some of itâ€™s meaning in modern times, but the idea is the same. When you eat together, you build bonds. Whatâ€™s better than eating foreign food with the ones you love? Very little, itâ€™s safe to say.
What is vacation without a little – or a lot of rest and relaxation. Vacations can tend to be busy and often even more exhausting than the work week. Thatâ€™s fine, if youâ€™re enjoying what youâ€™re doing, but donâ€™t let the list of things that need to be done and seen get in the way of you and your family getting rest.
Make the time to hit the beach together. Sit on the couch and watch a movie. Whatever you do, donâ€™t forget to breathe and take it all in. Holiday is meant for enjoying life for all it is. Family, craziness, and laziness included.