Remember when you were a kid and wanting to do something was the only reason you needed? You'll have a chance to relive that feeling on Sunday, March 22 when the country celebrates National Goof Off Day. Forget about housework, errands or any of those everyday responsibilities. Your only goal is to spend time in entertaining and utterly unproductive ways.
In today's multitasking society, you may have lost sight of just how to waste time. We've listed a few ideas to point you in the right direction. Use any or all of these suggestions, but avoid any feelings of obligation!
Get your Groove On
Dancing might come dangerously close to exercise, but it's a lot more enjoyable so it qualifies as goofing off. For this one day, feel free to bust a move whenever the mood strikes you, no matter where you are. Multiply the fun by enlisting some friends and staging "flash dances" during your outings around town.
Go Fly a Kite
No matter how old you are, there's something incredibly joyful about coaxing a kite into the air until it's soaring above the treetops. DIY kites are simple to make and they can be as basic or as colorful as you like.
Take in Some San Antonio Attractions
TripAdvisor.com lists the top San Antonio attractions based on positive reviews from its users. Why not visit (or revisit) River Walk, Natural Bridge Caverns, SeaWorld San Antonio or The Alamo – our top 4 according to this popular travel website. After all, these activities aren’t just for visitors!
Try Out a New Set of Wheels
See San Antonio from a new perspective on the back of a Segway. Choose from four different guided tours offered by Segway Nation. Glide around downtown, visit sites like the Alamo and HemisFair Park, or take the "City Lights Ghost Tour" and explore some great haunted buildings.
Take a Nap
This is one activity you will enjoy a lot more than you did when you were a kid. When you become an adult, it seems like you're always at least a little bit tired. Enjoy a guilt-free snooze, whether you doze off on the sofa watching TV or crawl into bed and do it up right.
Visit the Pool or Dog Park
If you’re a Springs resident, goof off by taking advantage of the community’s on-site amenities. Relax in the clubhouse, go for a swim, cookout by the pool, or hang out at the leash-free dog park with other pet lovers.
Stage Your Own Movie Marathon
Screen back-to-back-to-back movies on DVD or through a streaming service like Netflix. Catch up on the recent Oscar winners or pick a theme like Westerns, musicals or Brad Pitt movies. Stock up on popcorn, soft drinks and theater-sized boxes of candy. Have your own private viewings or invite friends to join you.
You don't have to wait for a special holiday to goof off. Ward off stress by periodically indulging in a purely pleasurable activity.
How will you be celebrating National Goof Off Day? Share your plans with us!