It’s that time of year when Halloween crawls back into its grave to rest peacefully for another year and an even colder more jolly force starts to envelope society. The time for wearing t-shirts and shorts is now a distant memory as the days batter us with rain and a cold chill sticks in the air.
Spending more nights in is growing in popularity amongst people of all ages at the moment. People are starting to laze in their sitting room with a fire burning, keep the doors closed to contain the warmth and pop on our cosy pyjamas. That applies all genders; men like their cosy pyjamas too and such materials are a must-have because of how cold it’s getting these days. Want some tips on how to spend these cold evenings indoors? Of course, you do.
Don’t say it’s too early because it is a known fact that Christmas décor in retail outlets hit the shelves before Halloween stock had a chance to charm consumers. If September is preparation time for Halloween season, then November is preparation time for Christmas season. Grab your planning journal with a nice mug of tea and plan out what your November will hold in regard to when the best sales are on in the world of retail and find out what is on your family and friends’ Christmas lists. It’s really helpful and super organised to have what you’re planning to buy and where to buy it; be the Santa Clause in perfecting your gift list.
This is a fixed event on what to do on nights-in list. A permanent spot. A movie night is always a good idea and gives you the power to get in the mood for the upcoming Christmas season. Whether it be Disney+, Netflix or Amazon Prime Movies, each streaming platform has a great variety of movies to watch. Another nice mug of tea is needed for this too; don’t forget the chocolate chip and ginger cookies.
A night in doesn’t necessarily mean you have to force yourself to relax especially if you’re a productive being who is constantly busying yourself no matter what time of the day or night it is. Use these long evenings to chill out in your room and catch up on study or assignments; don’t delay in Christmas exam study, you’ll thank me later. Do that essay you keep procrastinating on, read that chapter that you need to research on for your modules, make a study plan for the next few weeks. This is your time to catch up on college work.
Trying something new
Often times, November is used as an opportunity to try something new. Nowadays, there has been a steady increase in young adults taking up knitting or sewing and even creating scrapbooks. Those long evenings need something to make them seem a little less long and boring. The cold weather would also give you an excuse to knit yourself a woolly hate; talk about killing two birds with one Stone. You’d be putting your new knitting skills to use and creating something that will protect you from the winter’s cold front.