5 Affordable Ways to Relax This Festive Season
The year is ever so slowly winding to an end. Depending on your industry of work, you are probably busier now more than ever before. The festive season is a time where we are expected to spend a lot of energy and money to fully enjoy it. Sometimes simple pleasures fall by the wayside and we forget we don’t have to break the bank to have a relaxing good time. This festive season, indulge in these five simple pleasures:
- Cool pool bunny
Temperatures keep climbing and it’s only going to get hotter. We are also still in the middle of a drought, which means filling up your pool will most likely be frowned upon. If you are staying in the province and not visiting the coast like most Gauteng residents will be, the second-best thing to the ocean will be visiting our great public pools.
Select a book, pack delicious snacks, keep sunblock handy and hit the public pool. Visit municipal websites to check when the pools in your area open.
- No regrets
Whatever activity you get up to, ensure you don’t dwell on regrets over what you didn’t achieve this past year. Let the regret go so it won’t weigh you down as you head into the New Year. You can spend the festive season beating yourself up about what you didn’t do or you can enjoy the season as it is.
- The great outdoors
Each summer, not only do the sunsets get more splendid but sunset – the time of day – comes later. Currently, it’s around 18h45 in Johannesburg, it’s probably going to push back even more as the season settles in. Be sure to take advantage of the warm evenings and longer light by sitting outside in the evenings. Read, entertain friends or put meat on the coal just make sure you enjoy the great outdoors this festive season.
- Ice cream dates with the kids
Who doesn’t have a cherished childhood memory of getting ice cream? Gather your favourite little people and take them out for an ice cream date. The best time to do it is on those nights where it’s too hot to fall asleep. Jump into the car with the little ones and hit the closest garage to grab everyone’s favourite flavours. An ice cream pyjama party is the best kind of party.
- Music in the stars
Plan a night picnic with your loved ones and pay attention to the playlist. The stars, your favourite music, people and food will make for a great evening this festive season.