17 Things to Do On Your Day Off For FREE!
Who doesn’t love a long vacation and time off work. Sometimes taking one single day off of work can rejuvenate you enough to last at least a week or two or maybe even three weeks if you capitalize on that day off. Here are some activities I did on a couple of recent days off I had that may give you an idea on what to do on your day off, or maybe what NOT to do on your day off.
Things To Do On Your Day Off at Home
1. Create a spa experience. With my husband being a general contractor, he gets to know people really well as he remodels their home or office. One day he brought home a lifetime supply of Bath Bombs from a customer. Loving baths, I tossed 3 in the tub and had so much fun watching them dissolve in the running water. I loved the way they felt on my skin, but I like the light colored bath bombs the most. I put 3 bright orange bath bombs in the tub and I felt like I was bathing in orange juice. Maybe I should have used just one.
2. Meditate. Reflection is good for your mind and body. I sat down on the couch with my husband and we watched one of his favorite shows together. Because it wasn’t one of my favorites, but I love hanging out with him, I took that time to do some breathing exercises. I let go of all of the tension in my body and relaxed. I must have done a really good job relaxing, because the next thing I know, my husband nudged me and asked:
husband: “Are you sleeping?”
me: “Who me? No, I’m not sleeping, why?”
husband: “It sounded like you were snoring.”
me: “I was just doing some breathing exercises.”
husband: “Does your head bob around when you do breathing exercises?”
It’s ok to sleep on your day off. Just don’t sleep the entire day.
3. Write letters. Send someone a heartfelt letter or a sentimental card. Composing thank you notes will lift your spirits and spread joy to others. Here are some fun cards to give to your spouse or loved one if you like puns these awesome cards work great
4. Color or draw a picture. Dabble in watercolors or draw in pastels. Play the piano (I play a magnificent one finger rendition of Mary Had a Little Lamb) or maybe you can build a tower with Legos. Sometimes having fun is all you need to be rejuvenate and make that day off memorable.
5. Advance your career. Update your resume or research a new project you can do to get you farther along in your career. Practicing patience is an excellent way that I can advance my career. I work with young adults with special needs and paper work is a b
6. Write a business plan. Maybe you want to be your own boss or generate some side income. Start a blog! I started this one a few months ago and you can follow along on our Youtube Channel
7. Study Online. Major universities and other organizations offer free courses on a wide range of subjects. Choose something related to your work or take a closer look at a topic you’ve been curious about. I have done a lot of learning over the last few months when it come to starting a blog. Everything from photoshop, wordpress, pinterest and more. Thank heavens I can type something into google and find a solution…..usually.
8. Redecorate a room. Whip your laundry room into shape. Make sure you finish the laundry. On my last weekend off of work, I put a load of laundry in the washer. I forgot about it and after 1 day I decided I better run it through the washer again. I forgot about it again and washed that same load a 3rd time. Maybe if you are like me when it comes to laundry you can hang up a colorful poster that says, “Don’t Forget to Put Your Laundry in the Dryer”
Things to Do On Your Day Off in Your Neighborhood.
9. Stroll through the park or walk along the trails. Maybe even pick up the pace and start to jog. You can even get super ambitious and turn that jog into a run. Don’t forget that it is your day off. You don’t want to need a day off because you tore a ligament in your leg.
10. Appreciate art. Museums often have free admission at least once a year. Admire the collection and bring your sketch book. Maybe you can do some coloring. There are some great adult coloring pages to print out online.
11.Visit your library. See what’s on the calendar. In addition to borrowing books, you may want to watch a documentary or learn a new software program at your local library.
12. Tour a campus. Most universities open their grounds to the public for noncommercial uses. Look up public events or explore the continuing education department.
13. Pack a picnic lunch. You have to eat. Enjoy your sandwich outdoors.
14. Join your child at school. Show your support for education. Ask how you can help out in your child’s classroom. Bringing a pizza to my kids during lunch was a big hit with their friends.
15. Get a free checkup. Pharmacies and health fairs provide all kinds of services at no cost. Find out more about your blood pressure or risk of diabetes.
16. Stop by a change machine. Maybe you’re coming up with a long list of ideas for your next day off. Turning your change into bills will give you money to spend on your next outing.
17. Volunteer somewhere. Contact local nonprofit organizations to see what kind of short- term volunteer assignments they have. You might be able to walk dogs at an animal shelter or sort deliveries at a local food bank. If all goes well, you can make it a weekly date to share with your friends and family.
At no cost whatsoever, you can devote your day off to activities that will restore your energies and leave you with a lasting sense of satisfaction. Sometimes a brief break is all you need to break up the monotony of your usual routine and return with a fresh outlook.
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