Things To Do On Your Day Off To keep Yourself Recharged:
We are living in a busy world and don’t have a single moment of relaxation, as a result, we wait for a day off. Whether it’s a weekend, a vacation, or a personal day off, we wait for it and count each and every single second. For holiday we planned lots of things but often it didn’t go according to our will and our routine starts with great challenges. Moreover, we don’t want to start the routine again but we have too. Have you ever returned to the office feeling dull, drowsy, sleepy, or exhausted and want another day off? There are few things to do on your day off to recharge yourself.
1. Handle errands!
No doubt, that day off is for relaxation but we all have some errands which we can’t ignore because they are necessary. For instance filling the car with fuel, laundry, cleaning house, shopping, etc. Try to run your errands before 12 or 11 pm.
Just follow the following tips to do your errands faster than ever.
Compile or group your errands. Never do a single errand at a time it will waste your time. We all have some errands which we can do together or in a group. For example: if you have to drop or pick someone then you can go to the bank or market it can save your time. Moreover, if you have to do laundry and have to clean your house then start them together.
If you have to go for groceries than try not to do it on the weekend because it will be rush as most of the people do it on the weekend. Furthermore, if you will leave it for your weekend it can destroy your weekend and mood.
Create errand center at home and keep things to remember them for instance library books, packages, parcels, etc. It will save your time because you don’t have to search for them if u need anything.
Keep your errand list with you. So you can do it whenever you have time, it can be on your way back to home. Moreover, if you don’t live alone then your family should know where your errand list is, so they can add things in it.
If you go for grocery then try to do it in bulk so you don’t have to do it every week. Moreover, if storage space is tight then buy those things in bulk which can be fit under the bed, for example, paper towels, toilet paper, deodorant, toothpaste, detergent, pet food, etc.
Buy a treat for yourself it will keep you motivated.
2. Physical movement or get yourself moving:
The best thing is physical movement on your day off it will strengthen your muscles, boost your mood, and keeps you healthy. Moreover, if you like bike riding, gym, walk, running, or any other physical activity then go for it, if you don’t then just have a walk because it will be better than laziness. Furthermore, research has proved that any kind of movement is better than being stationary.
3. Recharge yourself:
There are two types of people. 1. Those who feel energetic when they join there friends and family. 2. Who loves to spend time alone, its there way of boosting themselves. It doesn’t matter which type of person you are, just respect your way of recharging doesn’t matter what others think about you. Moreover, never do anything which is stressful for you.
4. Eat well:
On working days, it’s easy to eat well, breakfast at home and taking lunch to the office but when it comes to a day off we disturb our routine. Few people wake up late which causes late breakfast and disturbs the remaining routine. Firstly, try to follow your routine. Secondly, try not to eat junk food instead of it eat healthy food. Moreover, there is nothing wrong if we go for an occasional decadent meal or desserts.
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5. Morning Preparation:
It’s not the most fun thing to do but think about its benefits. It will lead you to a productive morning which will lead you to a productive day. Moreover, it will make your morning smoother. Things you can do are plan your outfit, pack your bag, preparation of your breakfast, half-cooked meals for a few days, anything that takes just a few extra minutes and you can do them before the last moment.
Its biggest benefit is: In the morning you don’t have to be worried about things that take the time you can do your remaining tasks comfortably which will brighten your mood, and burned toasts will not destroy your mood.
6. Take a nap:
Nap is just like a bonus on your day off, it will make you feel like two days off. Taking a nap productively breaks up your day into two days off. Moreover, Make this nap shorter don’t make it sleep of 2-3 hours. Instead of it take a 20-30 minute nap to get the optimal benefits. Furthermore, the best time for a nap is between 2-4 pm after lunch as it is “SUNNAH”.
Benefits of nap during day-time are it boost creativity, reduce stress, improve stamina, improve motor skills, aid in weight loss, boost memory, reduce risk of heart attack, brighten your mood, etc.
7. Treat yourself:
Make your day relaxing by taking a bath, long shower, delicious snacks, book reading, walk or anything that you love. No doubt, you can’t spend your whole day off on things you love but don’t let them hold. Spend a half or an hour to simple pleasure that makes you smile. Furthermore, you can treat yourself by giving yourself an award like go for an outing.
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8. Meditation or Yoga:
Yoga or meditation is good for your physical and mental health. Yoga keeps us healthy, energetic, and tension free. Meditation bounces our mood. Moreover, it makes the human mind sharp.
The benefits of meditation are. Meditation grows your brain, which increases your memory, attention, self-control, etc. It increases blood flow to the brain human mind can’t work properly without good blood flow. It reduces cortisol, blood pressure, and heart rate. Meditation increases the production of good neurotransmitters and makes us feel relaxed and recover stress. It also has some psychological benefits too which includes decrement in anxiety and depression, Meditation increases positive emotions, focus, emotional stability, intelligence, learning capacity, empathy, etc.
On the other hand, yoga has mostly physical benefits like it makes you flexible, manages your heart rates, builds muscle strength, protects posture, protects your spine, increases blood flow, controls blood sugar, etc.
9. Enjoy the rest of your day:
That’s trickier then you think because infamous fear of missing out can lead us to remain glued to our social media feeds. There are a few cases:
You decided to spend some time with your family but your colleague or any other friend is texting you and you are replying them but your family is interfering or peeping on your phone and you don’t want to share it with them. Moreover, the worst situation is when you show your phone and they start scrolling your gallery, it can make you feel that your decision was wrong.
If you live alone and your friend offers to go out but you decided to chill at home and treat yourself with a simple meal of chicken with vegetables. Furthermore, you prepared your meal and meanwhile give a quick look at your Facebook feed and came to know that one of your friends is enjoying out of the city, second when is enjoying a meal near your house, someone in your Facebook feed is having some family outing, and the one who offered you is hanging out on your favorite spot of city with friends. Now you start thinking about your decision because now you start feeling why I am here with these vegetables.
The best way not to regret is if you are with family keep the phone in your room so no one will peep on it or scroll your gallery. Furthermore, charge your phone outside of the room, don’t have a look at the Facebook feed and enjoy the things you decided for your day off.