Dedicate one day of a three-day weekend to community action.
When a holiday gives you an unexpected third day off in a week, try dedicating one day of the long weekend to volunteerism, neighboring, activism, impact art, or any form of community action that speaks to you. You're still getting two weekend rest days, and when you go back to your full-time job after the long weekend, you'll feel more fulfilled.
That's not just wishful thinking. Research shows that volunteering more can insulate you against the negative health effects of stress, build your social network, and ward off depression. Plus, the older you are and the more you volunteer, the greater the benefits you reap! Read more research here: http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/07_0506_hbr_brief.pdf