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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Make Your Day-offs Worthwhile

Don't you just love it when you have an extra day of no work in a week?

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
  1. 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.
  2. Watch a movie at home or at the cinema.
  3. Shop. Buy something for yourself, something you are not able to buy when you're with family.
  4. Relax at a cafe. Indulge by ordering your favorite cake on the menu.
  5. Take a walk at the park.
  6. Have lunch with a friend.
  7. Finish a book you are reading.
  8. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Learn a new recipe.
  3. Have your digital photos developed and put them in photo albums.
  4. Make a scrapbook of your recent vacation.
  5. Sort out files or documents, then throw away unimportant mails/documents you've kept for years.
  6. 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.