I am so excited to get such great ideas about break from Tamara and Teri. I plan to sleep in, take a nap, and not schedule anything for a day! What have you decided so far? If you're undecided, here are a few more ideas: Take advantage of what your city has to offer! Be a tourist in your own city. How many of us know there are certain things to do in our city that we would love to do but don't have time to do it? Now is the perfect time! Go see the lights downtown. Most cities have wonderful light displays. Or if you live in a small town, drive down streets you don't typically take and look at the lights. Your kids will love it!
Have an age appropriate game day. Have a wii tournament, pull out the board games, or do a puzzle together! It's amazing what some fun games and a little time together can do.
Spend one whole day in your pajamas and be spontaneous! This is my personal favorite! Especially in the winter. Stay warm and cozy and see what the day brings! Don't have a schedule. Take naps when you want to, have meals when you feel like it, order a pizza, and just let your busy mind take a break!! AAAHHH! Sounds fun!
I hope you can find something from this list to help with your Christmas break. Enjoy the Holidays, rejuvenate yourself and your family, and most of all, remember what the hype is all about!
*Natalie Chandler, MA, LMHC is a therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Natalie enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, and couples counseling. We also specialize in family counseling, child, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, and Zionsville.