2 Days Of Bliss – Maximize Your Weekend Enjoyment
No matter how much you love your job, there are some weeks where it seems like Fridays will never come. When they do arrive, you have the choice of frittering away your two days off or getting the most out of the time you have to relax, unwind, have fun and recharge your batteries for what lies ahead.
If you’d prefer to be the latter type of person, there are some incredible ways to maximize your time and make the most out of your weekend. Even if you have a busy schedule that extends to Saturdays and Sundays, it is possible to work in a little time for yourself.
So, how can you make the most out of the 48 hours you have every weekend? These tips can help you gain the time you need to revitalize for the week ahead:
- Get the grungy stuff done during the week – Aside from spring cleaning or other pressing occasions, try to maintain odds and ends housework tasks for the weeknights. If you do a little bit every evening, you’ll save Saturday and Sunday for more enjoyable pursuits. Kicking back and relaxing with a good book on a Saturday afternoon beats scrubbing bathrooms any time!
- Schedule one block of time for errands – If running errands on the weekend is essential to making your household run, try to do it all on a single day. This will save you at least one day to relax and do what you want to do. After working all week, you owe yourself at least 24 hours!
- Plan some “me time” in little chunks – Even if you cannot eke out a full day on your own due to other obligations, try to set aside at least a little time every weekend to unplug and pamper yourself. Whether you simply take a long hot bath or meditate for 20 minutes in a serene location in your home, just make sure you put yourself as priority No. 1 at least a few times each every weekend.
- Make “obligations” more enjoyable – If there’s no way to avoid obligations on the weekends, make the most out of them. Take the kids along shopping for a little family time, turn cleaning day into a favorite music marathon or turn your errand running into an “adventure” by taking a different route and seeking out neat new places to shop, dine or explore. Turn your lemons into lemonade and you can find bliss even in the midst of weekend work.
The weekdays might belong to your boss, but Saturday and Sunday are yours. Get the most out of the time you have by carving out opportunities for fun, enjoyment or just plain relaxation. Even if you have to work at home on the weekends, you can turn the pursuit into an adventure and gain two days of bliss every week.