Long weekend – two words that have many of us dreaming up relaxation and time away from the desk. Could life get any better? Although it can be easy to dream about doing nothing, you might soon find your extra break has disappeared before your eyes. Thankfully, these top ideas for enjoying a long weekend off will give you plenty to talk about once you’re back in the office.
Have a staycation
Time away from work doesn’t mean we have to jet abroad. In fact, there might be a ton of things to do in the local area that you’ve never seen before. A long weekend could be the chance to act like a tourist for the time as you take in all the sights and sounds that often get overlooked in our everyday lives. If you have a bit more to spend, you could even book into a local B and B for the weekend to really feel as though you have been away.
Host a games night
Board games, video games, card games – it’s time to choose whatever tickles your fancy. Now is the time to pick up the phone and get your friends around for a weekend of uninterrupted fun that doesn’t have to come with a headache in the morning. If the weather is on your side, then you could take your event outside and enjoy a cookout along with your games. If not, why not snuggle up under some blankets and spend the days laughing with friends instead?
Binge those shows
Sometimes, the weather just is not on our side. It’s as if Mother Nature knows there is a long weekend on the way and wants to ensure we’re stuck inside. Thankfully, this doesn’t have to mean the end of any plans. There are so many shows in the world that it can be tough to keep up with what’s popular. Whether it’s an old classic or a new release, this time away from work can be the chance we need to spend hours in front of the TV – snacks at the ready.
Get that project done
It can be easy to put off big projects until we have the time. Well, here it is. Your task could be anything from that long essay you’ve been meaning to write to redecorating a room in the house. Whatever it is you need to get done, a long weekend is an ideal time to focus on crossing it off the list. Make sure you have everything you need before you start, and you could soon find yourself caught up in the project as you see it come to life in front of your very eyes. Perfect.
Sure, a long weekend off could be the chance we need to catch up on all that lost sleep. However, these mini-breaks can also give us the opportunity to do a whole host of other things. They say time flies when you’re having fun, so why not put it to the test?