Take a Personal Day with your Smartphone or Tablet

Much of your time involves doing things for others – looking after family, working at your job, even taking the dog for a walk. Sometimes a little “me time” is in order.

Your smartphone or tablet can help you plan some quality me time. Whether your personal day involves an outdoor adventure, a shopping spree, or some rest and relaxation, your device can help you plan a great escape.

If you are an adventure-seeker or explorer, spend your personal day inspired by the great outdoors. The All Trails app can help you find local hiking, biking and running trails, while the Chimani National Parks app can help you locate and learn about 59 national parks.

Captivated by the bright lights and big city? Take a cue from the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and have a spontaneous day in the city doing everything you can imagine. Performing your own musical number in a parade may be a stretch, but you can find the best attractions and tours with City Maps and Walks for 470 cities worldwide.

If you’d rather spend your free time indulging in a shopping spree, apps like TheFind will help you save on your favorite stores and products by locating the best deals and prices. You can also spend your day being pampered using the Spa Booking app, which allows you to search for the best spa locations and book appointments.

Slowing down and catching up on rest is also important. Relax in the comfort of your own home with a movie or a book. Crackle has more than a hundred movie options and thousands of full TV episodes to choose from, while Aldiko Book Reader gives you access to a variety of books.

There are always busy days ahead and seemingly not enough time for yourself. So don’t hesitate to take a personal day and enjoy it.