Are you giving yourself enough breaks during the workday? Often we can’t help but work long hours in order to get everything on the to-do list crossed off, but even a brief pause will have positive effects on your health and attitude. From little breaks you can add to your daily routine to summer adventures that will help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated, here are five great ways to treat yourself to some fun time off this summer.
Take a walk
How well do you actually know the neighborhood you work in? Take some time to walk around and explore, even for just 10 or 20 minutes. You may discover exciting new aspects of the neighborhood and stretching your legs will provide an energizing intermission from sitting at your desk all day.
Have a long lunch
Why not try that steakhouse you keep passing? Why not catch up with a friend who works nearby? It is important to remember to treat yourself when you have the chance and summer is the perfect season to spend a little extra time outdoors. A leisurely lunch break gives you some time to socialize and will improve your mood for the afternoon at the office.
Explore Washington, DC
No matter how long you’ve lived here, there’s certainly something you have never experienced. Enjoy summer events like the Smithsonian Folklife Festival or Capital Fringe Festival, take in a Nationals baseball game, or paddle out on the Tidal Basin. The Smithsonian museums can keep kids entertained for days and they’re easy on your wallet too.
Just because you can’t go somewhere exotic shouldn’t mean you can’t enjoy luxury. Watch your favorite movie, try your hand at a new recipe, or make some headway on that project you keep putting off around the house. Structure a plan ahead of time to make your day off at home feel productive and relaxing!
Get out of town
Planning a vacation may seem like more work than it’s worth, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Visiting the Inner Harbor of Baltimore or Old Town Alexandria require just a short drive and make for delightful weekend getaways or even day trips. If you are a nature lover Assateague State Park and the Appalachian Trail also make for reasonable weekend excursions.
With so many options and special events going on in DC this summer there are endless opportunities to get out and have some fun. While you’re away from work, we’ll take care of phone calls and mail so you can get come back refreshed and invigorated.