My school just had our second wellness day of the semester and it was BUSY! I took three walks, got over 20,000 steps, hammocked, did homework, and enjoyed some good food. So, here are 12 things you can do on your next day off!
1. Go for a walk or hike
I am a huge proponent of walks. I have a habit of heading out for a "stroll" and then I just keep going. Walking is a great way to get some fresh air, clear your head, stay active, and stay COVID-safe!
If you have one, of course. Hammocking is such a fun way to get outdoors and relax all in one. You can take a nap, read a book, listen to music, watch a show, or just enjoy the peace.
This is one that I want to do on my next day off. One of my goals for 2021 was to read more, and I haven't been the best at keeping up with it.
4. (If for some reason it is snowing) Build a snowman
My friends and I built more of a "snow chicken" on our first wellness day. It was really cold but a great bonding activity!
Nothing like getting those endorphins up while also getting fit!
6. Take a nap
I am a big napper. Nap all you want. Sleep is important. You've earned it.
7. Watch a movie
Days off are great opportunities to watch the movies you've been talking about watching or to get caught up on your favorite show(s)!
8. Have a dance party
Personally, I think we should implement dance parties into our daily schedules. But if you don't have time for that, a day off is a perfect opportunity.
9. Treat yourself
Get yourself your favorite drink from Starbucks, get lunch from your favorite local place, or take a little shopping trip!
I think that even if your days aren't off aren't "wellness days", we should still focus on being well on those days! Yoga is a great way to do this and feel refreshed and restored.
11. Call a friend
Days off mean you finally have the time to call your friend you've been meaning to catch up with!
12. Have a socially distanced picnic
This is a great way to have some good food, get outside, and enjoy quality time with a friend or two.