Jun 12, 2014

7 Ways to Stop Being Lazy on Your Day Off

It’s so easy to become lazy on your day off instead of doing something useful. While it’s essential to relax and enjoy doing nothing, it’s a bad idea to be lazy the whole day. In fact, there are many things you can do on your day off that doesn’t involve watching TV or sitting in front of the computer the whole day. Here are a few tried and true ways to stop being lazy on your day off.

1. Don’t sleep in

It’s so tempting to hit that snooze button over and over again when you know you don’t have to go anywhere. But, it’s actually a bad habit. While almost everyone likes sleeping in on their day off, it’s important that you don’t overdo it. Make a habit of getting up early even on your day off. Sleeping too much can be harmful to your health and it can make you lazier. 7-8 hours of sleep is enough to restore your body’s mental and physical energy.

Read also – 10 Tips on How to Stay Awake When You’re Feeling Sleepy and Tired

2. Clean up

You will feel more at ease and ready for the day if you make you bed right away. Not only does it tidy up your room, it makes it harder to crawl back into your bed. You don’t want to mess up your newly made bed, do you? Clean your house as well and you will start your day more productively. I always feel better and more alert when my house is tidy and clean.

3. Get dressed and have breakfast

The next thing to do after you wake up and make your bed is to get dressed and eat a healthy breakfast. It’s much easier to avoid laziness when you shower and get dressed in the morning. Don’t skip your breakfast, especially on your day off, and make sure your breakfast is healthy and nutritious.

4. Plan your activities in advance

Planning your activities for your day off well in advance is an effective way to prevent boredom from arising. Make a list of the things you want to do or you need to do and plan your day accordingly. Try to do the things that energize you and are not draining. You should also have some back-up activities, such as getting your nails done or doing the laundry. If plans change, you won’t be stuck with nothing to do.

5. Exercise or just take a stroll

Boost your energy levels and improve mood by getting out and being active. When you work out, even lightly, you are less prone to being lethargic. If you don’t feel like exercising on your day off, you can simply take a stroll. Walking is a gentle, low-impact form of exercise that’s free, easy and perfect for people of all ages.

Read also – 7 Exercises That Will Transform Your Body

6. Stay productive

You might want to spend your day off doing nothing but it’s actually a bad idea. Sitting around all day will make you lazy and you will just waste your precious time. Why not start the project you have been putting off for long? You will stay productive and feel happy that you accomplished the important tasks while still staying at home.

7. Have a cooking contest

If you want to host a potluck party, one of the best ways to do it is through a cooking contest. You can also have a cooking contest at home. Though it can be a bit messy, you’ll have loads of fun. Invite your siblings and friends over and enjoy spending time together. If you don’t want to throw any party and you don’t want to hold any contest, then simply choose a meal you (or your friends) have never cooked before and start cooking together.

There’s a big difference between relaxing and laziness. Laziness is never a good thing and if you consider yourself a lazy person, try some of the aforementioned tips. Hopefully, they will help you be more productive even on your day off. Do you know any other ways to stop being lazy on the days off?