Yay, Diwali is here! It is that time of the year again when people get together with their families and look forward to strengthening their bond. However, if you are unable to go home this time around for whatever reason and feeling a bit a low, we have got you covered. Do not let anything dampen your festive spirit and enjoy to the fullest by indulging in the following activities. And hey, don’t forget to thank us if you have a good time.

Share the joy with others: In our busy life and schedule, we often forget about the underprivileged. Since Diwali is all about sharing happiness, how about paying a visit to an orphanage or an old-age home? Distribute sweets, toys, gifts and other presents and trust us, the satisfaction you feel will be immense and unparalleled. Do share your videos/photos on your social media profiles as well, so you can inspire others to do the same as well.

Get together with your friends: So what if you are away from home? Friends too are the family we choose, right? Invite your friends over on Diwali, gorge on delicious food, play cards and other games and loneliness would not even dare to touch you!

Indulge your taste buds: Cooking is the perfect depression and stress-buster. So if you are feeling a bit low on Diwali, do not restrain yourself from enjoying some finger-licking food. You can try your hands at cooking and try out some easy Diwali recipes too. Watch the following videos for some ideas:

Travel to offbeat destinations: How about celebrating Diwali away from the hustle and bustle of big cities? Choose offbeat destinations and have a gala time in the company of mountains, wilderness, sea or stars — as you please.

Join festivities at home through video chat: You might not be able to go home physically, but you definitely can land up inside your lovely home through a few clicks. Make full use of video chat applications like Skype, FaceTime & Snapchat etc., and join the celebrations virtually.