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Make the Most of Your

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L E AV E As the final stretch of the year is upon us, many of us have holiday to use up, or are beginning to plan the use of next year’s leave. Outside of jetting off on your holidays, attending weddings or any other special occasions, here’s how to make sure you don’t end up spending it doing grouting or playing Mario Kart all day.

plan a staycation Whether you cannot really afford a holiday or just don’t have the time to go, staycations can be the perfect compromise. Staycations involve visiting tourist spots close to home as if you were on holiday in a foreign country. Take your other half, kids, parents, dogs or all of the above and go to the zoo, the seaside or see some historical sights. How many landmarks do you live near but have never actually seen? No doubt there’s a few!

achieve something Time off isn’t just for rest and relaxation, despite this being a vital part of it. Take the time to do something you’ve never done before. Do a day course in cupcake decorating or cocktail making. Be daring and organise a parachute or bungee jump. Or do something a little tamer, like volunteering for a charity. Make yourself useful and complete a project, like finishing the garden you’ve been working on. Take it as your chance to do things you’ve never got round to, so that when you return to work, you’ve ticked something off the list.

Unwind There’s a saying that we particularly like, which goes: ‘Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time’. Take a day to do something that relaxes you, whether it’s a shopping trip, going for a country walk, the cinema or sitting in your onesie watching Frozen. Anything goes if you’re going to love every second of it.

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