After two days off this week, it’s safe to say that my internal schedule is all over the place. It’s Christmas next week?! 2021 the week after?! In actuality, I’m relieved that this awful year is coming to a close. We managed to meme all of 2020, but beyond the cheap thrills, it’s definitely felt like a steep uphill struggle. After this weekend’s Sundaze, I plan to take a week off from new posts on Daisybutter, so I can help my parents around the house, prepare festive food and continue to rest. So, what else to share but an incredible chilled, low-key to-do list for the remainder of the year?
Let’s make these last few days of 2020 a time to remember.
Take it one day at a time. Echoing my sentiment for the whole year, take things a day at a time. With more towns and cities in a Tier 3 lockdown, it’s hard to plan anything in advance which feels pretty unnatural at this time of year. Rather than plan something and get hyped up for what may never be, wake up with no expectations, fresh hope and a clean slate. Make the day what you want it to be in that moment.
Wear a mask! And wash your mask! Get up right now and wash your reusable masks. Pop one in a clean pouch, then pop it in your handbag or pocket. Wear it whenever you’re not at home or in your own car. Let’s all do our part to stay safe and protect the communities around us.
Light a candle and vibe for a little, meditate, read, etc. I could be biased, but lighting a candle is the ultimate for a cosy vibe. Plus, it literally forces you to sit down and be still (to watch its flame) for a few hours. I’m looking forward to lighting our Isabelle Soy Candle and reading Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok this weekend.
Celebrate Toy Day in Animal Crossing. It’s been so much fun being able to devote so much time to one of my favourite game franchises this year – I’m excited for Toy Day, and continuing to hang out virtually with you all on Discord.
Make a cushion fort on the floor in your living room. Because sofas and chairs and desks are overrated.
Have a hot chocolate competition! Compete against your partner, sibling, flatmate, parent or pet and see who can make the most indulgent festive hot chocolate.
Treat yourself to a really extravagant breakfast – they’re always so rushed.
Finish the wrapping. A boring but necessary task. Cosy up, perhaps in your cushion fort, and pop a Christmas film on whilst you wrap.
Pop your mask on, wrap up warm and take a festive lights-and-wreath admiration walk. One of my sister and I’s favourite traditions is taking a neighbourhood walk to admire our neighbours’ lights and wreaths. Wear your mask, take hand-warmers (and tea!) and take a walk. Preferably in the daytime. Work can wait.
What are some little things you’d like to do before the year ends?