How to Take Advantage of the Long Weekend

It’s hard to believe it, but we are already half way through summer. Sad, right? Well, don’t be too depressed because there is another long weekend just around the corner!  Many of us use that extra day to unwind, go for short trips, or just take a load off. However, if you are feeling the need to be more productive than usual this holiday, here are some suggestions on how you can take advantage of this long weekend:

Get in an Extra Workoutactive

Some of us only manage one or two trips to the gym each week because of time constraints. If your regular athletic centre is open this coming Monday, why not get an extra workout in? If it’s closed, you can always go for a run or do some additional physical activity of another sort outside in that wonderful August sunshine. Enjoy it while it lasts!

Spend Time With Your Kids

Instead of sneaking off for a fishing weekend with your buddies, take advantage of the extra day to spend more time with your children. Engage in a mutually interesting activity, play board games, have a long talk, or do something completely silly…laugh, bond, and have fun without worrying about time constraints.

Reading for Pleasure

We spend so much time running around these days and keeping up with various responsibilities that it seems like reading for pleasure is a luxury. Well, here is your chance to make a sizeable dent in that best seller that has been collecting dust for the past few months. Crack that spine and expand your mind!

Catch Up With Local Friends

Even though they may only live a few minutes away, it is possible to fall out of touch with friends. Get together for a BBQ, a few drinks, or just a relaxed conversation.