Maximize your weekend with these 5 easy tips

Lately I find myself feeling like a fraud whenever I join the throng of workers to “Thank God it’s Friday” in celebration of the coming weekend.

Of course I’m just as excited for the end of the work week and the coming rest days, or day in my case…and that, exactly is the problem – I work 6 days a week including Saturdays!

So for anybody who like me has a very very short weekend, ever wonder how to fit in all you have to do and still be able to have some time for yourself?

For me I use a weekend bucket list!

Google Keep: My Weekend Bucketlist

This is basically my weekend bucket list, simple and relaxed. Courtesy: Google Keep

Of course it doesn’t mean you have to set some stiff goals for yourself for the weekend, but more like a wish list plus some necessary chores you have to take care of over the weekend.

This way you don’t feel overwhelmed through out the day or 2 you have, and wake up to the new week feeling just as tired as the end of the previous week.

The wish list is important to remind me of things I want to do (and will definitely do) once I get any opportunity to – like a work leave or vacation!

You can create yours however you like, as long as you keep in mind to make it simple and practical.

Wake up at the same time

Resist the temptation to stay in bed all morning and you’ll find your day will be longer and more productive. Dedicate some hours in the morning as me time. You can choose to dance to a playlist, do some exercise or self care. Whatever will kick-start your weekend in a happy and relaxed mood.

Minimize chores

We all think we have far more things to do than actually needs to get done at that particular time. So it’s best to make a list of everything you feel you need to do, then minimize the list as much as possible. The absolute worst way to spend a rest day is to cram it with chores.

Spend quality time with loved ones

The weekend is undoubtedly a good time to reconnect with family and friends. My family lives far away so I can’t see them as much as I want to, but I dedicate some time on Sunday afternoons to have long, refreshing phone calls with them, and I can assure you it’s a wonderful feeling.

Tips to have a successful weekend (finish your tasks, have some well deserved rest and be ready for the new work week)

Disconnect from the internet

So you have a day or 2 to refresh yourself, and you spend most of it answering work emails or stuck in the social media web – very bad idea! Best thing to do for yourself is disconnect temporarily while you mind other more personally rewarding activities.

Finally, don’t forget to rest!

No matter what else you have planned, try to find the time to just lay back and rest.

For most of us, the weekend is already in full swing so enjoy!

Published by Tia

I am a book loving, adventure seeking introvert, and life itself is my inspiration. I am passionate about personal growth, and love to write about self improvement & mental health, whenever I’m not embarking in some otherworldly adventure.

9 thoughts on “Maximize your weekend with these 5 easy tips

  1. 🙂 Calling friends whom you haven’t spoken to in a while is a great idea. The only downfall is that you may end up spending countless hours on the phone catching up with each other (And, that could lead to a humongous phone bill at the end of the month).

    In regards to watching Netflix on weekends, you will have to take the time to do it because you might end up doing something else.

    By the way, that was a wonderful blog post!

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    1. You’re absolutely right about your first point. Just talking to my mum alone on the phone takes at least an hour😅.

      As for Netflix, you’ll have to pry my eyes off the screen once I start on it so I leave it for last as my ultimate reward lol.

      Thanks so much for taking the time to share your views. Happy weekend!

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