If you’re a hard-working lady who simply can’t wait to have some free time just for herself – welcome to the club! Even though spending your day off doing absolutely nothing at all can sometimes be quite liberating, there are actually a lot of ways to be more productive and do something good for yourself. Here are tips on how to spend your day off in such a productive manner, so check them out and enjoy!

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Hit the gym or go for a walk around the neighborhood Being physically active is of the utmost importance, especially these days when people spend too much time sitting in the office and staring at the monitor. Apart from having obvious physical benefits, such as staying in shape, losing weight, and building muscle, it also has numerous benefits when it comes to your mental health. Even though intense workouts can be quite exhausting, the fact is that you’re likely to feel relieved and relaxed afterward – even more energetic – which is exactly what matters most. So, make sure to hit the gym the next time you have a day off and you’ll see what we were talking about. However, if working out in crowded spaces surrounded by too many sweaty people simply isn’t your cup of tea, you can always take a brisk 15-minute walk around the neighborhood or jog in a nearby park. You’ll instantly feel a lot better, that’s a fact!

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Do whatever you feel like doing Yes, we’re aware that this will seem quite ridiculous, but you know what? A large number of people simply can’t get used to the thought that they have a day off, which is why they often don’t really know what to do and how to spend their free time. All we have to say in these cases is that you should do whatever you feel like doing at the moment! If you want to read your favorite book for the fifth time – read it! If you want to watch a new movie at the cinema, all by yourself – you should definitely do it! If you want to do some shopping and check those denim jeans you’ve been wanting for months out – then go for it and spend some money just on yourself! A lot of people love to volunteer when they have free time on their hands, which can be beneficial both on a personal level and the level of community. Doing something good for your community and giving back to it in a way is always a good choice, so you can volunteer in your free time, too. Or just simply stay at home and do nothing at all. It can also help you relax and unwind, so give it a try and you’ll see an instant improvement!

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Make some money Even though it sounds a bit strange, the truth is that a lot of people are making more money on their day off, and that’s exactly what makes this use of free time truly productive. This is particularly true for people skilled in writing, who can quickly write a couple of articles and earn some quick cash – without even breaking a sweat. Of course, this doesn’t have to be the case when you have a day off only, especially if you don’t need much time to write a quality article on a daily basis. You can also do it when you have smaller chunks of free time between tackling different tasks at work. Writing five articles a week is a fantastic way to make a decent side income, so be sure to take this option into consideration and get the most out of your day off!

As you can see, there are a lot of ways to have a productive day off – especially in terms of your emotional and mental health. Each of the previously mentioned ways is beyond beneficial at many levels, so be sure to pick one according to your own preferences and you certainly won’t make a mistake, but appreciate every moment of your free time instead. That’s exactly what’s priceless!

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.