How do you like to spend your days off? Every empty day on your calendar presents a blank slate for you to fill with whatever you want. Of course, social distancing and the upcoming winter weather might throw a wrench in some common day-off plans, but that doesn't mean you have to be bored all day. Relax and rejuvenate safely with these fun things to do on your next day off.
Get up and go
There's nothing wrong with the occasional lazy day, but if you spend every day off in bed, you're never going to make the most of your free time. Make sure you have something to motivate you to get up in the morning. A morning walk, a virtual brunch or coffee date, or simply stepping outside to watch the sunrise are all great ways to kick off the day. Plus, starting your day early means you have more hours of free time ahead of you--especially if you have to be back to work the next morning.
Accomplish personal errands
You don't want to fill your day with responsibilities, but checking one or two things off your to-do list can help you feel productive and satisfied by the end of the day. While errands aren't the most fun things to do on your next day off, the extra free time means you don't have to rush through these tasks. You can take your time, do things at your own pace, and maybe even stop for coffee along the way. Plus, if you schedule appointments or errands for the morning, you can come home and still have hours of fun or relaxation ahead of you.
If your everyday routine has you staring at screens or talking on phones for hours, you might benefit from unplugging on your day off. Turn off notifications and head outside to enjoy some fresh air. A stroll through the neighborhood or a visit to your local park can help you disconnect from the buzz of your routine and reconnect with the beautiful world around you. You can even turn your outdoor excursion into a mini-adventure. Some of the best day trips in Colorado take place in the plethora of state and national parks. Plus, hitting up hiking trails and wildlife reservations are also perfect social distancing activities. Just make sure you dress for the weather before you head out!