Did you know that National Leave the Office Early Day is here?! We all end up leaving the office early for some reason or another but on National Leave the Office Early Day we should be leaving for something fun!
June 4th Is National Leave The Office Early Day
According to a study by Gettysburg College about 1/3 of our life is spent at work. We spend something like 90,000 hours at our jobs so it’s not only important to love your work, but also that we can turn off that work mode and do other things that we enjoy!
After work we can end up doing more work or bringing our jobs home with us, even when we take days off! Typically when we leave the office we come home and do the chores of our homes and our lives. We pick up kids, take out the trash, make dinner, clean the house, etc. When we get a half day of work it can be easy to head home and fall right into this patterns!
The Worst Way To Spend Your Half-Day | 5 Ways To Break The Routine
In order to avoid wasting your half day off from work, here are 5 ways that you can break the routine and spend your day doing something fulfilling and exciting. We want to make sure you aren’t spending your half day in the worst way, here’s some better options!
Schedule ahead of time to make sure that you won’t be tempted to go home and just catch up on chores! If you make plans ahead of time you can also work in some time with friends or family.
Work Ahead If Necessary
Sometimes we like to say “I don’t have time”…the reality is that we need to decide what is important. If you are worried about potentially getting sucked into work, do your work ahead of time! You can do your daily house type chores the day before or schedule them out for later in the week.
Leave the House
When you get off from work for you delightful half-day, go do something fun. See a movie, get drinks with friends, or sit at your favorite bookstore and enjoy a few chapters of a good book. If you can’t be at home without falling into your usual routine this can be a great alternative.
Working at home or doing your own chores can be a tedious part of everyday life and a dreadful way to spend a half day off work. Look around or visit your favorite place to volunteer. Spending some time giving back to others will make you feel fulfilled and can give you as much as you are giving to those less fortunate!
One of my favorite things to do on my day off from work is declutter and donate items. Being able to move forward without all the clutter and mess is actually a great way to feel like I’m getting a fresh start. If I don’t have plans with a friend and there’s nothing in theaters that I’m dying to see I get out the bins and I start ditching items that no longer bring me joy.