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Fun Activities When Taking Holidays or Time Off From Work

Updated on September 9, 2014

Take A Break!


Do Things That Make You Enjoy Your Time Away From Work

Taking time off work is one thing. Doing things that you enjoy during that time is something else. Too many people take time off work and waste it by sitting at home and watching television programmes which only half interest them. Instead of being lazy or doing things that you don't really enjoy, why not try something different. Having a lazy day here and there can be healthy, but it's also important that you make the most of your time.

Buy Or Rent Your Favourite Movie

If the weather is looking miserable or you feel like staying inside on your day off, why not buy or rent one of your favourite movies. Instead of sitting on the couch watching a boring midday movie, why not choose your own midday movie. Get out and rent a movie or two in the morning, then relax for the rest of the day watching the things you love most.

Read A Book

How many times do you come home from work feeling too exhausted to cook dinner, have time to relax, or sit down and read a book. On your day off, why not pull out one of your classic novels or short stories and have a read. Reading a story will not only stimulate your mind and your imagination, but also relax the nerves and muscles in your body. Reading one of your favourite novels or even reading something new on your day off can be one of the most relaxing and rewarding experiences. Who knows, you may even want to take another day off or spend your weekends reading the same book.

Get Up, Get Fit & Have Fun


Write A Romantic Letter

How many times do you take the time out to truly appreciate your loved ones or family? The next time you take a day off from work, why not keep in mind the people who you love most. Write a romantic letter to your boyfriend,, girlfriend, husband or wife. It doesn't cost much to buy a nice card or coloured piece of paper from the shop, and it costs even less to pick up a pen and write how much you truly love and care about your loved one. Your letter could also extend to any family members, relatives or friends that you may not see everyday or who you feel deserve that "thank you" in their lives.

Write A Short Story

Ever considered taking up writing as a hobby? It doesn't take much effort. Whether you succceed or not, why not try writing a short story or poem on your day off. Writing stimulates the mind more than reading, and if you can find your creative side, you may just stick to wanting to write more and more pieces or poems or short stories. You may even be inspired to research story writing, build a serious hobby out of it, or even take up story writing as a career. If you don't know where to start, just speak your mind on a piece of paper. Write a journal, write about your thoughts or where you would want to be in one, two, five or ten years. Inspire yourself!

Fishing Holidays


Go Fishing

Take the day off, relax and enjoy the sunshine. Go fising in the nearest lake, river, ocean or sea. Take in the fresh out, the summer breeze or soak in the cool winter. Where ever you are, what ever you do, go out there and try something new. Go to a new fishing spot. It doesn't cost much to buy a hook, line and sinker. You never know, it may turn out to be the most memorable and relaxing day of your life. Clear your mind, feel at ease and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

Go For A Long Drive

Ever thought about wanting to go somewhere for a day but felt like you always have other things keeping you busy at home or you're always worrying about the kids? Take a break! Get on the road and just go for a drive. Follow the road and go somewhere new. Ask a friend if they want to join you and stop along the side of the road or in a restaurant for a gormet breakfast or lunch. You might surprise yourself and find that you've had the best meal on your journey to nowhere. You might have terrible weather, or it might be a cloud-free day full of sunshine or full or rain. Whatever the weather brings you, be sure to make the most of the experience whether it be indoors or outdoors.

Enjoy A Bike Ride

Take out that mountain bike that's been sitting in the garage or shed, clear off the dust and cobwebs and take it for a ride. Start out early in the morning and go for a good hour or two. Go for a bike ride to somewhere new. Push yourself and explore new places. If there's nothing close to home or you don't feel safe riding in the city, put your bike in the car, go for a drive and enjoy the surroundings. You'll be surprised how many new things you'll see if you try to go somewhere different. Not only will you be giving yourself a good amount of exercise, but you'll also be doing something fun instead of watching that midday movie and being cold and lazy on the couch.

Rent A Kayak


Rent A Kayak Or Go On A Cruise

Take a drive to the river, ocean or sea. Most rivers or seas offer some sort of kayak or cruise services. If you're someone looking to make the most out of the outdoors and get some exercise, rent a kayak. If you prefer something luxurious and like to enjoy your day off in style, do some research the night before and enjoy a breath taking lunch or dinner cruise. Enjoy the ocean breeze and take in the surroundings. Have fun, relax and enjoy!

Share Your Ideas

If you've got the perfect idea and would like to share that idea on how you like to spend your day off, please feel free to share it. Making the most of your time is important to a happy and healthy life, so get out there, be active and have fun!

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    • sunilkunnoth2012 profile image

      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Excellent write up and information. I am happy the most of your suggestions are what I usually doing while holidaying. You have expressed things in clear language. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.


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