As someone juggling longs hours of work, writing a novel, writing sketch shows, and improvising around Chicago, it’s easy to feel overbooked. Here are 10 things you can try on your day off:
- Sleep. Turning off your alarm does wonders.
- Read. Take a moment to sit and tune out the rest of the world.
- Walk to run an errand. Get outside and experience some sunlight. Working nights or spending most of the day inside at work affects your mood and productivity after a while.
- Hangout with a friend.
- Go see that movie everyone’s talking about. Or that obscure one you really want to see.
- Make a PB&J.
- Go home. Visit your hometown and your family if you have the option. If not, call them.
- Clean. You’ll feel productive, and your living space will feel more welcoming. An uncluttered creative working space makes for a clearer creative mindset.
- Write your congressperson.
- Nap. Still can’t stress the importance of rest.
So here’s the list that immediately sprung to mind as I write this. Today is not one of my days off, but I look forward to doing some of these things on my next one. Have a good weekend!