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18 Things to Do On Your Day Off
18 Things to Do On Your Day Off
As a busy healthcare professional, you may work odd hours.
While everyone else is working on a Wednesday, you may be sitting at home,
trying to find something to do.
If you’ve spent your days off wondering what to do, flipping
idly through channels and staring at the ceiling, we have some suggestions you
might want to check out. The next time you have a free day to yourself, try
these things to make the most of your day off. We swear these are more
entertaining than watching paint dry.
1. Go to a movie – You know that action movie
you’ve been dying to see? Now’s your chance! Grab a huge bucket of buttered
popcorn and enjoy! And, if it’s the middle of the week, you may just have the
theater all to yourself. Raisinets anyone?
2. Work out – If
you’ve been putting off going to the gym, there’s no better time than your day
off. Even if it’s a quick run around the neighborhood, you’ll be feeling great
afterwards. If you’re having trouble sticking to a workout routine, make exercising
a little bit easier with these workout
tips and tricks.
3. Try a new recipe –
You can finally try those hundreds of recipes you’ve been saving on Pinterest!
Or you can just pin a few more and dream about making them someday.
4. Sleep –
Everybody loves taking a nap, and you’ll feel so refreshed afterwards. I mean,
what’s better than curling up under your favorite blanket
for a quick snooze?
5. Order pizza –
Is there ever a bad time to order pizza? We think not. If your significant
other or roommate hates sardines, but you’re a huge fan, you can order a giant
pizza covered with them. Just save us a piece.
6. Run errands –
Remember all of those errands you’ve been too busy to make? At last, you have
the free time. Grocery shopping or dry-cleaning might not be fun, but you’ll
feel better getting those tasks out of the way.
7. Volunteer –
Do you want to help others? If you do, then why not during your free time? You could volunteer at a
soup kitchen, an animal shelter or for a cause you feel strongly about.
8. Call family –
When was the last time you talked to your mom or your sister? If you can’t
remember, it might be time to pick up the phone. Or you could drop in for a
surprise visit! You might even get food out of the deal, which is always a
9. Clean up your
resume – We’re sorry to break it to you, but wiggling your ears is no
longer a required skill. It’s always a good idea to look over your resume and
keep it updated, so why not now?
10. Buy yourself a
gift – For no other reason than that you deserve it! You could finally
purchase those bunny slippers that have been on your Amazon wish list for ages,
or you could buy yourself a medical themed
11. Read a legit
newspaper – Simply because you can. And everyone loves the funnies.
12. Learn how to knit
– You can learn by watching a bunch of Youtube videos or by reading a
how-to book; whatever works best for you. Then you can make DIY Christmas gifts
for everyone you know! Here’s hoping they like mug cozies.
13. Donate – Have
some clothes you never wear? Donate them! If you haven’t worn that sweater in
years, or if there’s still a tag on those jeans, give them away. You’ll clear some room
in your closet and do a good deed!
14. Make a chalkboard
mug – They’re all the rage right now, so why not make your own? Just grab a
and get crafty!
15. Read a book – You can finally pick up that romance or memoir
you’ve been meaning to read! You could read an actual book
or grab your Kindle. Or if you’re not one for books, read through a favorite
magazine, journal or blog.
16. Clean – Or not. There’s always tomorrow, right?
17. Binge watch
Netflix – We won’t judge. Plus, once you’ve mastered knitting, you can
watch TV and knit a scarf all at the same time.
18. Pamper yourself –
Make the day all about you, and give yourself the luxury treatment. You can
relax with a bubble bath, give yourself a facial or a mani-pedi, or even get a
How do you spend your days off? Share with us in the