RELIGION
11/28/2013 11:31 pm ET | Updated Nov 28, 2013

10 Spiritual Things To Do On Black Friday Instead Of Shopping

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1. Forgo the consumerist madness of Black Friday and instead catch up on your rest. Sleeping in beats standing in line by a mile any day.

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2. Go for a walk with a friend and soak up the beauty of nature. What better way to feel inspired than by enjoying the gorgeous world around us?

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3. Volunteer! Helping others will you feel more warm and fuzzy than a new sweater, we promise. Consider giving something back rather than going out and simply getting more stuff.

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4. Take a little time to meditate alone. Solitude sometimes really is bliss, and a quiet moment to yourself can make you appreciate the warmth of family time even more.

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5. Get creative with your Thanksgiving leftovers. Momofuku Milk Bar made a Thanksgiving croissant with cranberry sauce, turkey, and gravy inside a stuffing-flavored dough, and that's just one example of the amazing things you can do to make Thanksgiving last just a little bit longer.

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The fabled Thanksgiving croissant

6. After a full day of stretching your stomach, flex your other muscles with some yoga.

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7. Can you say, "holiday movies?"

8. Board games. Because what are the holidays without impassioned rivalries between family members? Better watch your back though- sometimes the sweetest people can be the sneakiest...

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9. Bring out your creative side by doing a project or making art. Now's the time to think up the title of the novel you've always wanted to write!

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10. Now that you're done feeding your family and friends, nourish your soul with some poetry, scripture, or prose that inspires you. Curling up with a good book is never a bad idea.

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