Day Off or Holiday, whatever we say, it refers to the day during which we don’t have to leave home for educational institution or office. During holiday, people do relax at home and spend some “Me Time”. But most of the people don’t aware of how to spend a day off properly.
There are 12 activities which people can follow during their Day off.
1. Assist family members in home tasks:
During the day off or holiday, a person can do the most important task and that is to assist family members in house task. S/he can help other family members in cleaning house, cooking, gardening and so on. This will lessen workload for the members of family through sharing the tasks.
2. Spend time with friends:
G. Randolf said, “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”
Friends are one of the most important parts of a person’s life. Literally, most of the time it becomes hard to continue in life without them. Either a person is studying in school, college, university or doing job, the importance of friends in his/her life won’t be denied. But due to academic or official functions, it can’t be possible to maintain communication with friends properly. It actually happens especially for jobholders. That’s why Day Off brings the chance for them to go for a hangout with friends and spend some quality time.
3. Spend time with family:
George Bernard Shaw said, “A family is but an earlier heaven”.
Family is the heaven on earth. It’s something that will never leave us, with whom we can survive with happiness, with whom we can share our stories of joy and sorrows. Family is something that support us in every incident of our life. That’s why we need to spend time with our family, but due to our workload during the week, it may not be possible without a day off. During holiday, we should spend quality time with our family and share our achievements, thoughts, plans, joys, sorrows and so on with them.
Many of us have the hobby of cooking. It’s an art too. We can practice the art during our day off. We can cook delicious foods and serve to the family and friends to taste and get feedback on it.
5. Reading Books:
Dr. Seuss said, “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.”
Books are the storehouse of knowledge. During holidays, we can read books of several categories and authors to enrich our knowledge. We should remember that books are the best friends of us.
6. Enrolling Online Courses:
Online courses are becoming popular now-a-days. We can enroll in online courses as per our needs. Online courses are available for both students and professionals. These courses will broaden our knowledge and help us to be filled with more information.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “Strength doesn’t come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Workout is more than necessary for each of us. It brings fitness, confidence, mobility to us. Our health will be fit and sound if we do routine workout. If we don’t have much time to go for a workout during the week, we have to make proper use of holiday to go to workout. We need to train our body to keep it fit because fitness also contributes to our success.
8. Goal setting for next week:
Behind every successful story, goal setting plays a vital role. We need to plan what we actually want to do in the upcoming days. That’s why, during our day off, we need to do a vital task that is to set goals for the upcoming week. Goal setting will lead us to accomplish our targets effectively.
Andrew Carnegie said, “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.”
Billy Graham said, “Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God”. Not only during holidays, we need to make our prayer as per our own religion on time. Prayer helps us to keep our mind calm, eliminate impatience and stress. It also paves the way of success for each of us.
10. Watching Movies:
We can watch movies on our holiday to refresh our mind and reduce our boredom. Even we can watch educative movies to enrich our knowledge storage.
11. Communication with relatives & neighbors: Our relatives and neighbors are the parts of our life. They stay beside us during our happiness and sorrows. That’s why we have a lot of responsibilities to them. But due to busyness during the week, we remain detached from them. So, we can utilize our day off to communicate with them over the phone or visit them.
12. Sleep Well:
Due to our weeklong academic or official work pressure, somehow we manage to take a short sleep, but most of the time we can’t sleep well. But it’s mandatory to sleep enough for a certain duration to refill energy and accelerate mobility in our body. That’s why, we should sleep for enough time during our day off to start next week with sufficient mental and physical energy.