That smile on your face indicates that you are well-aware there is a three-day weekend coming up in due time. That’s right, in just a few short weeks, you get the pleasure of enjoying a three-day weekend over Labor Day.

For many of us, the three-day weekend is a chance to take some much-needed time to sleep in and otherwise relax. For others, it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up on projects they haven’t had time to complete. And for some, it’s a time to sit around and cry because you can’t stand sitting around doing nothing. How sad are those people?

Some people are really into three-day weekends and spend weeks, sometimes months, planning for them. These people make a checklist of things to do at work before the three-day weekend so they can enjoy their time-off worry-free. For example, you want to make sure the Johnson report is done, ensure all files on your computer have been backed-up and call your Penbrook Pines mobile shredding service to clear out the useless paperwork in the hall closet.

To get the most out of your three-day weekend, you need to plan well. Otherwise, you may just wind up sleeping the weekend away and miss some excellent opportunities for fun and adventure. Here are a few ideas on what you can do on the upcoming three-day weekend.

Engage in a New Project

Take a good look around your home, we are willing to bet there are a few things that need to be updated, fixed or remodeled. For example, every morning to have to fiddle with the toilet handle to make the water stop flowing. And those squeaky drawers in the kitchen have been driving you quite mad for months. Take the opportunity this Labor Day weekend to fix up your home, you will be glad you did.

Mini Vacation

Leaving town for a couple of days is a great way to reinvigorate and give you that much-needed boost of energy to get your through work until Thanksgiving. Of course, such a short period of time for this vacation means you won’t be traveling far. But that’s fine, there is sure to be something fun to do in neighboring cities.

Start a Hobby

You may have always wanted to build a model rocket or collect 1980s rock albums, a three-day weekend is a perfect opportunity to start your dream hobby. Use the long weekend to explore your new hobby. Taking the first step in building a rocket or starting a collection 1980s rock albums often the most difficult part.

Be a Bum

Not literally, of course. Sometimes it’s perfectly fine to spend a three-day weekend taking a lot of naps and eating delivered pizzas. You can even neglect to clean the house or even do dishes. It’s nothing to feel guilty about either, you work hard for a living and deserve to slack off sometimes.

Host a Potluck

The big thing that holds people back from throwing a barbecue or party is the cost of the food. Some people hesitate and spending their money to feed friends and family. Well, a potluck is a great way around that.

All you need to do is pick out a theme and send out invite emails, the food rolls in as the guests arrive. You do so very little yet gain so much when putting together a potluck.

Read a Good Book

When was the last time you actually sat down and read a good book? For some, they have to go back several years. A three-day weekend is a perfect time to tackle Harry Potter or Charlotte’s Web.