To make your day-offs worthwhile, emphasize on two things: (1) do something for yourself and (2) accomplish a chore or an errand that you never get to do during weekends.
Here's some suggestions:
Do something for yourself
- Give yourself that much needed pampering by going to the salon or spa. Get yourself a haircut or your nails manicured/pedicured. Get a massage or a facial.
- Watch a movie at home or at the cinema.
- Shop. Buy something for yourself, something you are not able to buy when you're with family.
- Relax at a cafe. Indulge by ordering your favorite cake on the menu.
- Take a walk at the park.
- Have lunch with a friend.
- Finish a book you are reading.
- Spend time with your kid/s. Take them to a musuem or the zoo or to some place they haven't been to.
Accomplish a chore/errand that you never get to do during weekends
- Organize your closet. Get rid of clothes you haven't worn for two/three years. Get rid of make-up that's been there for too long.
- Learn a new recipe.
- Have your digital photos developed and put them in photo albums.
- Make a scrapbook of your recent vacation.
- Sort out files or documents, then throw away unimportant mails/documents you've kept for years.
- Make a back-up of your computer files.
With these two things in mind and you're able to do at least one for each category, you will get a sense of accomplishment when the day ends. You will realize that your day-off was not put to waste because you did something for yourself and you're able to catch up on chores you seldom get to do.