You work hard and deserve to enjoy your days off to the fullest. Whether you’d like to stay local or explore someplace new, we have a few ideas to get you started.
Basically, the quintessential vacation spot, swimming in the ocean is a flow experience that is basically a state of intense absorption in which you lose awareness of time.
Not only that, ocean water contains higher amounts of minerals such as sodium, chloride, magnesium, and calcium than river water, which is great for skin and sinus conditions. Experts call that “thalassotherapy.”
Time seems to slow down when visiting a museum. The surroundings are quiet, peaceful, and have even been proven to reduce social isolation, stress, and anxiety.
Furthermore, you’re not only exposed to an abundance of knowledge at a museum, you tend to leave with sparks of creativity, according to this video produced by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and the American Alliance of Museums.
Well known for their abundance of fresh air, visiting the mountains decreases hostility, depression, and stress>. Recreation opportunities are endless, which may be why visiting the mountains for as short as a week inspires weight loss. You’ll also enjoy some awe-inspiring views.
A Brewery, Winery, or Distillery
Hop on the craft beer bandwagon by taking a tour at your local brewery. Many breweries, wineries, and distilleries offer free tours with complimentary or low-cost samples.
If you’re a beer fanatic, take it one step further by going on a brewery tour through your area. Many regional breweries have teamed up to offer a prize after you visit all participating locations.
Sometimes the best days off are spent at home. Cuddle up with your cats and enjoy a movie or try a new recipe. Challenge yourself by KonMari-ing and enjoy the results even after your day off.
Enjoy your day! You’ve earned it.
Meg is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and homesteader based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She loves her cats, feasting, and road trips in her green VW Bug.