When you had eight hours of good work at your office, the last thing you want to see at the end of the day is more work. The thought of going home, trapped in traffic for a one- or two-hour trip going home is disheartening, too.
If you are working within or near Mactan Island, or living by the beach, a different scenario is more uplifting after a long mentally-draining day of facing the computer monitor or meeting bosses and clients one after the other.
What is more invigorating is when you are working in one of the offices or business process outsourcing companies stationed in The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City and living in one of its condominiums like One Pacific Residence. Coming home and going to the surrounding recreational delights that await you within just a short period become a daily pleasure.
One of these delights is the beach. Some day-trippers think that the seaside loses its charm once streaks of the night break in. But will it really? Here are three things you can do by the beach outside your home in One Pacific Residence after 5 p.m.
Enjoy the sunset
Let’s be honest: Who does not adore sunsets? The mixed shades of orange, yellow, gray and lavender are simply mesmerizing, like a splash of tinsel colors across a wide canvas.
A beautiful sunset is definitely better experienced even for at least 15 minutes than seeing it on your monitor’s wallpaper for a day. It helps you relax and forget your exhaustion.
If you wish to stay until you see stars dotting the sky, don’t forget to bring a blanket and sprawl on your back. Don’t think. Just relax.
A sunset is better experienced, too, with good company (friends, family, officemates or pets). It is like watching comfortably a painting together and silently agreeing that what you are seeing is good, just as it should be.
P.S. Don’t forget to take photos.
Being a beach bum does not necessarily mean you have to get into the water every time or wear swim suits for that matter. It is about how you enjoy your time at the beach and the wonders that it offers.
One way to enjoy the beach during this time of the day is by jogging with your favourite tunes. Doing this burns the day’s worth of fats and calories gained from eating too much and sitting too long in your office.
After work hours, take the time to get some fresh air, a bit of relaxation and more muscle work.
Make new friends
The beach always attracts people. That is why it is a perfect place for you to meet new people and make friends. Having conversations with people outside work will get your mind off of the stress.
Learning about other people’s hobbies will also give you an idea how you can spend your leisure time after work the next day. You can even strengthen your new found friendships by doing these activities with them.
Optional: Work by the beach
Don’t get us wrong. What we mean is that there may be cases when you are about to call it a day and your boss comes scurrying with more work for you. There is the recommended option to leave the additional tasks for the next day. There is also the alternative to “glean” into them before hitting the sack. You don’t have to do this in the office. You can check them while blanketed by the warmth and view of the sun, waves and sand.
So keep in mind that living by the beach does not end when night comes. You can always be a beach bum even after your work ends. Start by having your own property at One Pacific Residence at Megaworld‘s The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City.