The long weekend will soon be here. We wanted to share some of our favourite tips on how to get the most out of your weekend so that you are ready to face the world when you do have to go back to work. Here are our five top tips to get the most out of your long weekend.
Make a Plan
We all say that we want to do “nothing” on the long weekend, but without a plan you could end up doing a bunch of unconsciously chosen random things and then wonder where the weekend has gone. Having an idea for what you would like to get done on a weekend will give it a sense of purpose. Plus the anticipation of all the fun things you have planned will make for a more exciting weekend. Saying this, don’t plan out every second of the weekend, you don’t want it to feel like an extension of your work week. Choose a few activities that you would like to do and then let the rest happen.
2. Do Something Outdoors.
The compulsion to stay inside binge watching Netflix in your PJs can sometimes be overwhelming, but spending your whole weekend indoors will leave you feeling more tired and worn out. Take your dog to a new park, go for a walk around your neighbourhood, or discover a new trail!
3. Be a Tourist in Your Own Town.
Particularly if you live in a large city, you can get used to just going to places within your own neighbourhood and you can start to ignore what else is going on outside of it.Most cities and towns have lots to offer even to people who have lived there for year. Go to a new art gallery, take in an event in a new part of town. You don’t have to stray far from home to gain a new experience. Having a daycation in your own town can have its hidden rewards!
4. Don’t Spend All Your Time Doing Chores.
We all know how easy it is to get mired in all the things we feel we need to do around the house. Chores add up during the work week and we want to get them all done on the weekend. Spending the whole weekend just playing catch up on household chores can leave you feeling even more drained for when you go back to work. Make sure to take some time for things that you enjoy doing so that you don’t feel like the weekend has been wasted.
5. Get up at Your Usual Time.
Sleeping in on a Sunday may sound like bliss, but it can actually make you feel more tired and less rested when you go back to work. Sleeping in puts your sleep cycle out of sync and will make you feel exhausted and unprepared for the work week.
Remember, the weekends are meant to be a way for people to rest and recharge! Make sure you give yourself some time to do things that make you feel relaxed and happy so that when you go back to work, you are ready to tackle anything.