Now that the gift-giving holidays are over, we’re sort of stuck in this weird limbo before the New Year’s Eve festivities begin. I know many of you are on break/vacation right now, so if you’re bored af at any point for these next few days, here’s a list of productive things to do to pass the time. Don’t let those precious free hours go to waste, use them to do things you’ve always wanted to do!
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2. Learn a new language/brush up on one you knew previously
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If you want to play games, you can sharpen your brain while doing so! Lumosity has some great games for your ol’ noggin. Alternatively, there’s Free Rice, which I mentioned in my charity post. You can brush up on your vocabulary and donate rice to those in need. Now THAT’s productivity!
5. Try a new recipe
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Exciting news!! Check out my new recipe for these Pistachio Rose Sparkle Cookies, the first installment of my holiday baking collaboration with @dandelionchandelier!! These cookies are fun, festive, and delicious! Click on the link in bio to find out how to make 'em at home! . . . . . #sevenbakerslane #dandelionchandelier #collaboration #cookies #holidaycookies #holidaybaking #foodporn #f52grams #thebakefeed #thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed #pinwheel #foodstagram #dessert
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Whipping up something time-consuming while school/work is going on is impractical, but the holiday break is the PERFECT opportunity to make that 10 layer cake or 5-course dinner you’ve always wanted to! Break out the cookbooks and pull up the Pinterest pages to pass the time making the meal of your dreams. (P.S. check out my friend Savannah’s baking blog, Seven Bakers Lane for incredible dessert recipes!).
6. Read about a topic that you wish you had more foundation in
Do you ever think to yourself, “Wow, I wish I knew more about X!” Whether it’s a political issue, historical timeline, or a small skill, now is the time to read up and fill the gaps in your knowledge.
How are you spending the days between holidays? Thinking of other productive things to do between Christmas and New Year’s? Are you doing anything fun, rewarding, or exciting? Feel free to share in the comments!