How is the festive season going? Okay? Good? Great? Mind-blowing? I know we all automatically get charged up with energy at this time of the year. But store your excitement as the big day is about to come. No, I’m not talking about your wedding. I’m talking about Diwali. The festival of the year is just a few days away. Look around; you will find tasty and lip-smacking food, addictive sweets, bright and beautiful lights, and of course, traffic everywhere. The festive season starts with Navratri and finally ends with the Diwali. Don’t you agree everything gets heightened with the arrival of Diwali, and suddenly, life gets slower as we bid adieu to this major festival? Oh, that reminds me of what your plans for this Diwali are? Have you already started looking for Diwali gifts in Mumbai? Or have you begun with all those cleanliness drives at your home? Are you planning a Diwali party? Or planning to sit and relax at your home?
Whatever your plans for the day might be, there are some important things that you should keep in mind to enjoy Diwali to the fullest.
Keep it simple
What comes to your mind when you hear the word Diwali? Diyas, candle, fancy light, Diwali sweets, Diwali gifts, Diwali shopping, Diwali party, and whatnot. But Diwali was not always celebrated the same way. All these trends started very late, and with each passing year, new trends keep on adding. Diwali was all about diyas and candles and spread light to shoo away the darkness of the new moon night. I know it is a social media era, and uploading pictures, and the current status is more important than breathing. But this Diwali, try to keep it simple and celebrate it with only people you actually want to be around. Don’t worry; nobody will judge you if you fail to upload what all crackers you will burn.
Who cares about the budget when its Diwali we are talking about, right? That is what most of us do. And that is why it is the easiest thing to go overboard and splurge yourself financially. Don’t worry, you are not alone, we all do that and even regret later. Most manufacturers and sellers take out their best collection at this time of the year to attract (or should I say distract) the customer. And we out of peer pressure to get the best stuff or the pressure we feel to make the most of the festive season, end up buying things we didn’t even need in the first place. So, to save yourself from the financial hangover after Diwali, set a budget for yourself and stick to it.
Shun the comparison game
With Diwali comes the competition to be the best, buy the best gift the best and look the best. And thus, we start looking for Diwali gifts for family and friends to get our hands on the best ones. While doing so, we often indulge in comparisons with people around us. And it’s not your fault. We live in a generation where everyone is trying to outdo the other in terms of home decor, outer decoration, Diwali party, and clothing. We even compare the money spent on fireworks. Next time you find yourself succumbing to such practice, just remember that comparison is the thief of joy. And this comparison game will gain you nothing; you will only miss on the joy. So, don’t worry, No one will judge you if you repeat your dress.
Gifts are sure the perfect way to show your appreciation and care for your loved ones. And the festive season gives you a perfect excuse to do so. Thus, we go on the lookout for gifts on this occasion, as well. But while doing so, we often lose sight of the main message of simply spreading happiness and festive cheers, amongst others. So, we run for expensive gifts to impress others. You know the concept of gifting on Diwali started with a batter system, and now the range of prices of the gifts keeps on expanding each year. So, this time, try and limit the gifting.