When it comes to Diwali, the most common thing you do, is probably catch up with friends, burst some firecrackers and booze the night out.
Well, Diwali can be a lot more fun provided you give in to the festive spirit. After all, Diwali comes only once every year, which is exactly why you should go a little out of your way to make it memorable.
10 things you should do this Diwali
1.Take off from work and travel to your hometown
Work doesn’t help you when you are sick. Family does. So, take a break from the daily work and pack your bags to go home. Spending Diwali with your family helps in strengthening your bond.
2. Spend like a millionaire
Diwali is the perfect time to make yourself and your loved ones feel good, and what better than shopping. No matter if you are a girl or a guy. Shopping is a must for an occasion like Diwali. Make use of this festive season offers and sale and go crazy shopping.
3. Decorate you house
This is a good time to give your house a new look. If your house resembles a garbage dump, its time to pull up your socks and go on a major cleaning drive.
In case you are one of those guys who keep their homes spick and span, you can change the decor of your house. Try giving your walls a new color, have a new curtain, organize things at your shelf, fill the house with flowers and lamps to create a festive aura around you.
During Diwali, almost everyone is in the mood and, more importantly, free to celebrate. Without the stress of work, it is the best time to catch up with friends. Either pay a visit to their houses or organize a party at your own place.
Keeping in mind the festive trend, a card party can be the perfect way to have fun as well as catch up on a lot of lost time.
5. Bring out the artist in you
Try contributing to the Rangoli, by helping to bring out the best colors and designs in front of your house.
6. Say Bye Bye to diet.
All that sweating it out in the gym takes a dip with the onset of the festival as it is almost impossible to say no each and every time you’re offered the good old ‘Rosogolla’ or other high-cal delicacy.
Say bye bye for your diet this week and pamper yourself with all the variety of sweets you love to eat.
We still have a tip for you to save your diet, instead of saying no each time, you could opt for dry fruits and roasted stuff instead of fried ones.
7. Donate More
A good way to make your Diwali a happy one, would be to brighten somebody else’s day. There are a lot of underprivileged people out there who equally love the fervor surrounding the festivities but do not have the means to celebrate. You can either distribute sweets/ clothes to poor kids, or get in touch with any charity organization if you want to go an extra mile in trying to help the needy.
8. Say No to Firecrackers
Yes. We are all aware of the adverse effects that firecrackers have on our environment but continue to turn a bind eye to it. Apart from leading to hazardous air and noise pollution and adding to the cause of global warming, it also has a traumatizing effect on our pets.
What we need to remember is that Diwali is a festival of ‘lights’ and not ‘noise’ and ‘smoke’, therefore, try and avoid bursting firecrackers as much as possible.
9. Surprise your special one
On this festive occasion, to love, share the joy and happiness, Diwali is always on the special days of the whole year. So, why not to surprise your dear one with a special gift. Show them your love with a surprise and enjoy the happiness he/she embraces.
10. Dance at your favorite artists’ concert
After all the rituals and get together with family is over, its time to rock in with your friends and dance to the beats at the concert. End the festive with good deeds and thoughts and spread the joy to all around you.
Diwali marks new beginnings and a renewal of commitment to family values. It traditionally symbolizes joy, love, reflection, resolution, forgiveness, light and knowledge. It will be great if a person embraces all the above values all through the year.
Happy and a Safe Diwali
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