Weekends, when handled correctly, are pure fun. A precious break that refuels you with the energy needed for the various boring tasks you’ll encounter next week.
we’ve gathered these following tips to help you extract every ounce of joy from your free time and commit fully to a successfully spent weekend:
1. Plan ahead
Take a step back and try to create some kind of list – and if you have a good memory, you don’t even need to write it down. Think of all the things you want to do and what will be the ideal way to organize them.
2. Get adventurous
The weekend isn’t any other day of the week, so don’t treat it this way when choosing what to do. Do something that will get you out of your comfort zone, both physically and mentally. It can be a road trip, a quiet night outside under the stars, a Bridgerton binge or practically anything you wouldn’t have time for on a weekday.
3. Free up your upcoming week
Agreeably, you probably hate working on weekends, but sometimes doing so gives you the chance to cross off some urgent items faster than other occasions. This can be anything from writing a creative blog more efficiently from the comfort of your quiet home (hmm… sounds familiar for some reason) to those mundane chores like cleaning, folding clothes, and clearing out your inbox.
4. Change locations
We all have a special bond with our bed and sofa, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t separate yourself from their soft grips. Go to a bar, eat breakfast in the park or get some vitamin D. If your plans were to watch a movie tonight, why not at the nearby cinema? Changing locations will make your weekend feel richer and full of experiences, even if you could do similar things from home.
We’re not saying lie horizontally for twelve hours a day and practically become a bed accessory, but it’s important to get an adequate amount of sleep. As a rule of thumb, try to get at least seven hours of sleep each weekend night. Keep in mind that this is also the time to recover from all the sleepless nights you accumulated throughout the week. Squeeze in a nap or two as well. Good sleep is a key ingredient to a healthy lifestyle that will benefit your heart, weight, and mind.
6. Move your body
The weekend is the perfect time to jog, dance or go to the gym – unlike weeknights where the chances of you having free time to exercise are low. The end of the week provides you with all the time you need in order to work those muscles.
7. Save some time for yourself
Weekends aren’t just for tasks, running around or socializing. They’re also a great time to spend a few hours with the most important person in your life: you. Do stuff that makes you feel good, energized, and stress-free. It can be that book buried underneath all the mess on your bed stand waiting for you to give it some love, a TV show you want to binge for 2-3 hours or even a movie a friend recommended awhile back.
8. Don’t think about Monday
We all know the Sunday-night blues. The most challenging part of the weekend (and maybe of the entire week). It’s the reversed version of the joyful Friday afternoon. Although its downer effects, you shouldn’t let the Sunday night and the upcoming week that follows contaminate your weekend. With the right preparation, this war can be won. Following these steps is crucial:
- Don’t count the hours: Looking at the clock every 30 minutes and calculating the time left until the weekend when you leave the work building won’t do you anyone good.
- Prepare yourself for Monday: Don’t leave all the annoying chores and phone call preparations for Sunday night. Do them on Friday when you’re still happy and energized.
- Save the best for last: Plan something fun to do on Sunday night, just before the weekend ends, so you’ll have a cherry on top of your cake 🙂