Festivals and You: How to Have a Great Time!
From Dhanteras and Diwali to the Hindu New Year and Bhai Dooj, there’s a lot on your plate this week. Preparations, decorations, shopping and relatives…with so much to fill your calendar, you’re bound to get confused about things that need to top your list amidst this festivity.
Worry not because we’ve got your back! Here’s a bunch of things that count as the Definite Dos and Don’ts on your list:
The “Yes, Please!”
Glove up and clean! This is that one time of the year when you really get to uncloak your procrastination and tidy your act- both inside and out! Get rid of the negativity from your mind and trash it with the garbage bag; let’s rise and shine clean for the festivals.
Forget virtual, get personal. Your fingers crave an actual handshake, not virtual thumbs up on social media. So go out, meet old friends and hug elders in the family. Call up people you can’t meet in person and wish them. Remember, what goes around, ultimately does come around!
Colour ‘em up! Yes, we all love our blacks. But this is the season for celebrations. So colour your wardrobe and wear your peppy mood with bright and traditional attire. There is no such thing as ‘overdressed’ in festivals. So dazzle everyone with your appearance and don’t forget that bright smile to light up your face.
What’s cooking, good looking? Takeaways and home deliveries are such a passé! Show that you really care, for your family and friends. Get together and cook something your mother or grandmother used to make, or something you’ve learnt specially for the occasion. That, sweetheart, is a sure shot recipe to keep those hearts and tummies happy.
A deed for the need. Festivals are an expression of abundance. We shop till we drop but sometimes, only to go overboard. This time around, try giving it away instead of storing it in your shelves. The smile on face when you bring them joy is priceless and completes the true meaning of a festival.
The “No, Thank You’s!”
Keep calm and celebrate. Sometimes our special festivals tend to bring out the not so special side effects. Keep it simple and friendly this Diwali and enjoy the sight of diyas and smells of sweets. Skip pollution and light the lanterns instead! You will be surprised at the number of souls that will thank you for this happy and non-exploding celebration.
Snooze the booze. Yes, we all like getting spirited away and this festival looks like one such apt occasion. But you don’t want to miss the entire fun with family and friends under influence, do you? Keep it real and enjoy a fun-filled time, the booze can wait till the next weekend bash.
You’re no fun if you think that lighting up a poor street dog’s tail with firecrackers is a part of celebration. While festivals make us enthusiastic, let us be mindful of actions that can spoil it for others. Stay safe, stay happy!
Worked up? Set aside the stress and work, this is a time for fun, family and friends. Don’t be a party pooper now, or you will drive everyone away with your presentation worries.
Style Prer suggests you to celebrate a noise and pollution free Diwali. Spend time with your loved ones, take a moment out to think on the reasons that make this celebration special for you. Have a Safe and Happy Diwali!