Weekends are special, and you’ll probably want to make the most of them.
Working all week with one thing in your mind, then getting to the weekend and making it awesome seems defeated. We have come up with some helpful tips that will set you up, and help you achieve more at weekends.
Decide during the week exactly what it is you’re aiming to do at the weekend. Jot everything down so you know what your weekend plan is well in advance. This doesn’t mean you can’t allow for a bit of spontaneity here and there, of course, but in the main, you should know what it is you want to get out of your weekend. If you don’t have any plans, you will very often end up doing nothing!
Put Some Things Off
There are some things that can be done at any time not just at the weekend. If you arrange your time in the week sufficiently well, for example by doing some small jobs during your lunchtimes then that should leave plenty of time at the weekend to do the things you really want to do. Doing a bit of a job every day or night of the week can prevent you from having to do it during your precious weekend!
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Admittedly, not everyone will be able to carry their legs around a football field for 90 minutes on a Sunday morning, but if you can do a little physical activity, you will feel great and get good health benefits. Alternatively, you could get outdoors and watch some sport first-hand, rather than watching it on TV. The weekend is when most sporting activity takes place, so why not get out of the house and see a game of football, rugby, basketball or another sport? It may even inspire you to start playing the sport yourself!
Our lives sometimes get in a rut, and we do the same old things week-in, week-out. Often this is because our jobs force us into these routines but at the weekend, you will have time to break them. Jolt yourself into a whole new weekend frame of mind by trying something different, taking up invitations, and avoiding the thoughts of what you usually do on a Saturday or Sunday.
Avoid Drinking Too Much Alcohol
There’s no denying that most of us enjoy a drink, and the temptation when we reach Friday night is often to have a few too many. However, the next day you’ll probably feel a bit off-colour and spend most of the day in bed or nursing the hangover and so the day will pass without you having done anything. Our advice is therefore to take it easy when you’re drinking. A little alcohol can help you to relax at the weekend but don’t let it rule your time off.