Most people view the weekend as a time to catch up on all the things they didn’t have time to do during the week: have fun, see loved ones, and do it all over again just five days later. This routine can leave you just as drained and exhausted on Monday morning as you felt on Friday afternoon.
So how can you really relax on the weekend without feeling exhausted on Monday? Here’s how to have a relaxing weekend.
1. Stop working!
That’s right, actually, give work a rest. Make a conscious decision to stop working and start relaxing. Don’t you dare open that laptop to send “just one” email.
2. Unplug from social media and smartphones.
Being constantly connected spreads your attention thin, draining you of valuable energy at a time when you’re trying to relax and recharge.
3. Get out of your comfort zone.
Monotony can make even the most relaxing weekend feel boring, and what else is more exhausting than that Challenge yourself with new physical or intellectual activities. Make your weekends different every week.
4. Schedule some “Nothing” Time.
It’s good to schedule out a morning or afternoon every weekend to be entirely without plans. This may seem boring, but it’s also a healthy way for people to recharge and hit the “reset” button. You know I don’t have to be anywhere, do anything, or be accountable to anyone, and that can be so satisfying. This weekend, Carve out at least an hour to be entirely selfish and self-indulgent.
5. Fight The “Sunday blues.”
Is it hard for you to enjoy the weekend because you’re dreading the work week that lies ahead? Remember, you’re wasting an entire day of your life every single time you do this. Allow your Sunday to be chill and enriching. And above all, know that these days are yours. Make them different and special and allow yourself to have a relaxing weekend.
By: Dammy Eneli