There is this Friday feeling that almost everybody has. It is that feeling of an approaching weekend with the joy of momentary freedom from the hassles and buzzes of life.
The weekend ideally begins from Friday evening and ends on Sunday night. This means you will probably have over 48hours to relax, refresh and take care of certain things before the week resumes again.
For some, the weekends are basically for rest, while to others, it is time to engage in productive things as well. Whichever school of thought you belong to, one thing is certain, you should never run out of ideas on how to make the most of your weekends. The following ideas will assist you have fulfilled weekends.
• Make Plans Ahead Of The Weekend.
During the week, decide on what exactly it is you’re aiming to do with your weekend. If possible, write down everything you intend doing, so you know in advance what your weekend will look like. This doesn’t mean a bit of spontaneity can’t be allowed here and there of course. However, plans help you know what it is you want to get out of your weekend. If you don’t make any definite plan, chances are that you will spend your 48hours doing nothing.
• Create Some ‘Me’ Time.
There are tendencies to rush around and fill your weekend with all sorts of activities, which can be fun, but also very tiring. At some point you may even feel overwhelmed with people and activities. Truth is, these kinds of situations certainly will take its toll on you – mentally and physically. Therefore try as much as you can to create some time for yourself – your ‘me’ time. This is a time when you can get yourself a book to read, take a nap, listen to some music, or just chill out.
• Avoid Routine.
Sometimes our lives get in a rut, and we find ourselves doing the same things week-in, week-out. Most of the times, this is caused by the nature of our jobs. However, you will need to break these routines during the weekends, as you will have time to do so. Jolt yourself into a totally new frame of mind at weekends by trying different things.
You can take up different invitations, attend events, visit and hang-out with friends etc. Do whatever works just to avoid the thoughts your usual routines on a Saturday or Sunday.
• Get Outdoors.
Admittedly, the weather is not always on our side and you’re probably an introvert but there is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying fresh air outside your home. The weekend affords you the opportunity to enjoy your environment and everything that comes with it.
You can simply go outdoors and go for a walk, run, hike cycle or do anything else you can think of! Everyone regardless of their temperament needs a bit fresh air exercise once in a while. This combination leave you energised, and give you a whole new experience with other people.