We are creatures of habit. And sometimes, you don’t really want to go out of your house — even on Holy Week. As remote workers, we might want to stay in our humble abode.
With the pandemic (at least as of writing), we are forced to stay back and keep ourselves safe from the rising cases. So what do you do for the Holy Week? Here are 8 ideas to celebrate a fruitful Holy Week at home as a Remote Worker.
Attend Online Mass
For Christians, you can still attend mass without going out. It’s the time to hear the words of the Lord in the comforts of your home, especially during the Holy Week. Here is a list of catholic online masses streaming their service.
You can also get live coverage from CCF and even the mass straight from the Vatican.
Binge-Watch and Chill
With a plethora of streaming services, almost all movies are accessible at home. If you’re too busy working-at-home, it’s the time to binge-watch and chill with your family.
You can watch your favorite movies and series. You can also play some movies with biblical themes like “The Prince of Egypt” or “The Passion of Christ.” It will surely be a relaxing way to bond with your loved ones.
Eat Meatless and Fasting
Jesus Christ sacrificed his life for our sins. And to honor that, we can abstain from meatless viands. We can even do fasting.
But who says you can’t eat good food even without the meat? You can check out these 67 Filipino lent recipes for some ideas.
In Jewish tradition, the Holy Week commemorates the Passover of the Old testament. And in this time, the Jews clean their houses to prepare for the greatest feast of the year. Why not do the same?
You can have your family do general cleaning. After all, you are relatively free. If you haven’t already, you can start a spring cleaning session with the famous KonMari method. So dust off that accumulated clutter and prepare to have a more organized tomorrow.
As remote workers, the online world is our realm. We are always connected through the internet because of the nature of our work. And it’s quite taxing. It might be time to step aside. This week is perfect for a digital detox.
And it has a lot of benefits! It can reduce your stress, improve your sleeping habits, and even lose that FOMO from your social media feed.
So stop scrolling your social media feed this week. Overall, it can be a jumpstart your week (or even your months) after the Holy Week.
Makeshift Swimming Pool
Usually, the Holy Week coincides with summer. It’s high time to soak ourselves in the waters of paradisiacal beaches. Are you willing to travel long hours to go there?
What can you do at home? Why not buy an inflatable pool? It’s a cost-effective way to beat the heat and relax during the holy week.
Easter Egg Hunt
Want to make your Easter Sunday exciting? You can start an Easter egg hunt with your family! Hide your Easter eggs around the house and have fun hunting each one. And yes, even adults can participate.
You can give out prizes for each egg found — what a thrilling way to end the Holy Week.
Regardless if you’re Christian or not, the Holy Week signifies sacrifices to save. It might be high time to practice charity this week. You can donate your clothes or some money to reputable charities to help their needs.
In this way, you can share your blessings with others while reflecting on your own life.
The Holy Week is time to reflect on ourselves and relax from our worries. But it can be a fun process. With the 8 simple ideas above, let’s all enjoy while contemplating the coming days. Cheers!