The best way to make the most of it is to stay away from your daily routine. The temptation to work will be easy to give into unless you make some prior arrangements. Get caught up on your everyday chores around the house ahead of time, so you won’t have to deal with those during your “time off”. Place an auto-response on your email stating that you are out of the office and will reply upon your return.
Living in Orlando, there are just so many different things to do and see where you wouldn’t have to go far, but you could change it up and get in the car and go explore things in nearby towns such as museums, galleries, parks, trails, and shops. Be sure to eat out often at restaurants you never go to.
Make a point to hike, bike or paddle a new trail every day…plenty of those in this area. Spend a day at one of the many lakes around. Find a new spot to go camping. You would be surprised at the beauty and serenity just a few miles from home.
Perhaps you may want to just stay home and work on some projects around the house. Clean out the closets and the garage and have a yard sale, throw a fresh coat of paint on the walls, do some landscaping, whatever it is you’ve been promising yourself you would get caught up on. But don’t make it all about work! Have a movie marathon, read a book on the back porch, sleep outside looking up at the stars at night and order out at a new restaurant every day to keep it new and fresh.
You can always choose to do a little of both – a bit of relaxing at home and a bit of day tripping. It’s rewarding to cross things off of the “honey-do” list, but new scenery emotionally frees you up from the chains of daily life leaving you energized and inspired.