Can you believe that it is almost Christmas Day?  The holidays in the lead up to Christmas are often a time for relaxation, laughter, and catching up with the family. However, this does not need to affect your productivity through this time. You don’t need to be working all day, every day, but it might be worthwhile dedicating some time to constructive projects. In the end, you’ll be surprised at how much you can achieve by just doing little bits in regular intervals.


If you think this might be a valuable way to spend your time this Christmas, here are some activities that you may want to try.

Organise Your Spaces


Your house may be a mess at the best of times, and there is no better time than the Christmas holidays to get everything organised and in tip-top shape. This is probably especially important if you’re thinking of hosting an event at your house. It’s a good idea to start by discarding all the trinkets and equipment that you don’t need or use – you might even want to hold a garage sale for this purpose. If this sounds like something you would like to do, you will probably need some packing supplies and equipment to be as efficient as possible. Specialists in this area, such as Fort Knox, can help you in this endeavour. Click here to see what they can offer!



Volunteering is one of the best ways to help out your community and to make great friends at the same time. There are so many different organisations for which you can volunteer, and there will be at least one or two that appeal to your nature. You may even enjoy it so much that you continue volunteering throughout the year.

Learn New Skills


Take some time out from relaxing to learn something new. This may be something as simple as learning to knit, or something a bit more difficult like learning how to play a musical instrument. The skills associated with many such hobbies are highly transferrable, so you will be having fun and spending your holidays in a productive manner.

Get Creative


Christmas is one of the best times to let your creative side out, because there are so many things you can do with your arts and crafts at this time. Get your kids involved to decorate the house with bits and pieces from the local craft store, or wrap the presents with homemade paper and tags. You might not make anything perfectly, but you will have fun and end up with a great product (or two!).

Christmas holidays can be hectic and a little bit stressful, but don’t forget to take some time out for yourself as well. There are a wide range of productive activities you can do during this period of time that may be of benefit both to yourself and your family.


How are you planning to spend your Christmas this year? What are some of your ideas for being productive during this period of time? I’d love to hear.