5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time Off
With this lively Ramadan at an end and Eid finally here, you may be wondering how you can take advantage of your days off if you have no imminent travel plans. Here are five ways to make the most of these precious days off.
- Take a Class
Whether it’s the yoga class you’ve never had the time for or that online course you‘ve been putting off, this vacation is an opportunity to make the best use of the time off while shaping up your physical and mental prowess. Fun, engaging athletic classes like yoga and Zumba are a great start for a physically healthier lifestyle; and online classes are ideal for learning a new language, improving computer or business skills, and boosting your overall mental agility.
- Finish up Your To-Do List
Most of us have a mile-long to-do list and no time to tick items off it during our regular, day-to-day schedules. Make the most out of this free time and finish the tasks you don’t normally find time for; from small projects around the house to visiting extended family, it’s a good time to take a look at that list and wipe it clean while you have the time.
- Spend Time Outdoors
A day outdoors can help calm nerves and is a great opportunity to recharge, especially after long periods of stress. Don’t let the heat discourage you and take some time to visit sites, parks, even outdoor restaurants that you like; and if you’re feeling particularly energetic, we recommend you drive to the nearest beach for a day of sand, sea and sun.
- Visit the Local Sights
The huge number of brilliant local sights right under our noses would surprise you. From museums and galleries to natural and man-made wonders, this is a great opportunity for you to go out and explore the city, and if you’re feeling adventurous, the country. For calmer sites and a move towards staying away from touristic areas, we recommend roaming the smaller streets of well-known sites, finding unknown hotspots, discovering hidden gems and maybe even interacting with locals and shopkeepers.
Vacations are the best opportunity to unwind and take yourself off the grid and away from the screens you’re normally chained to. Emails, messages and social media can wait while you detach and rediscover yourself sans technology. Enjoy your time away from screens and recharge the old-fashioned way — read a book, write in a journal or set your intentions for the week ahead.