Sunday, 13 November 2016


Day's off can seem few and far between if you work full time like me, especially if you either work different shifts or in retail for example, where you don't get set day's off and you have to work weekends too. Today I had my first day off from work in nearly a week which got me inspired to write this post, as I always like to get the most out of my day when I'm not working, and thought I would share a few tips on how I do this. Of course, there are days when I don't want to do anything and days when I just go with the flow, but I still like to make sure I've done something at least.

1) Plan ahead.
If you know when your days off are going to be in advance, then you can plan ahead what you want to do and make sure you're more organised with it. That way you can make sure that you don't waste half of your day off deciding what to do. You can arrange to see friends or family, book a day trip somewhere or write a list of errands you need to run, so that on the day you can just get on with it.

2) Utilise spare time on working days.
I know that the last thing you want to be doing after work is housework or cleaning, however if you do the odd load of washing in the evening after work or hoover in the morning before work, it means that on your day off you can actually relax or do something fun, rather than having to do ironing, washing or cleaning which could have been done on other days.

3) Make a wish list.
Make a list of places that you want to visit within easy travelling distance, or events that you want to go to, films you want to watch, restaurants you want to eat at, shops you want to go to, or museums you want to visit. That way you've got a long list of ideas ready for when you're planning your days off, and you've also then got plenty of back-up options for if your plans fall through or it's a rainy day.

4) Get up.
I know it's lovely to have a lay-in on your day off, especially if you usually get up early for work. However I've found that if I still set my alarm for a reasonable time in the morning, it means that I get to make the most of the whole day. Obviously I don't get up as early as I would for work, but I don't like to waste the day when I've got it off, and it means the day feels longer too!

What do you like doing on your days off?

What I'm wearing:
Jumper - Zara
Jeans - Topshop
Boots - Kurt Geiger 
Bag - Modalu 

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