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An activity to make the most of a day off

🌎 Today’s tip: Make time off feel like a vacation with a virtual tour.

“Vacation days seem like a relic from another era,” Negin Safdari writes in Forge. “If you’ll only be journeying from one end of your apartment to the other, why bother?” But even now, you can still get out into the world — from the safety of your apartment! — by taking a virtual tour of some faraway attraction, like a museum or zoo. Do a quick search to find one that appeals, and then set aside a time, like you’re building a real vacation itinerary.

Safgari’s story has plenty of other suggestions for how to spend a vacation day from home, but the key is that you make a plan. Not only does it trigger happiness through anticipation, it also helps you make the most of your time off.

📚 More from Forge on enjoying your down time:

It’s Time to Take a Serious Break, and You Can Do This

Handle the Holidays Like a Time Management Guru

There Are Better Options Than Netflix Or Scrolling the News

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