Long hours and stressful work environments can leave us feeling drained and burnt-out come Friday. Here are a few ideas that will inspire you to spend your weekend de-stressing and recharging, rather than simply recovering from the week. Here’s how to make the most of your weekend.
Make a Picnic at Home
Spend some quality time with your family or significant other at home. Place a blanket on the floor of your living room and prepare snacks and drinks. Put the electronics away and take time to enjoy your indoor picnic.
Decorate Your Wall with Photos
Decorate your room and put your favorite memories on display. Print out photos of your favorite trips, birthdays, or parties, and spend a day turning a blank wall into a collage of fun. Building and arranging a gallery wall of your favorite moments can be a very zen activity. This will bring new life to your space while being a constant reminder of all the good times you’ve had.
Paint in Nature
Sometimes you just need to take a break from everything and everyone. Take some art supplies with you to a local park or nature reserve. Don’t forget to bring some snacks and water. Then find a good spot and allow yourself to relax while painting.
Take Care of Your Plants
Sometimes our plants get neglected because we have too many responsibilities. Use the weekend to care for them and help them thrive. Repot plants that need more space, clean their leaves, and give them some new fertilizer. If you don’t own any plants yet, use the weekend to buy some that fit your space and aesthetic.
Film a Short Movie for Yourself
We often forget how important it is to document moments so we have something to look back on in the future. Take some time to make a short movie for yourself in the future. Talk about your feelings, hopes, and dreams, and film your apartment and friends (outdoors). This quick activity will have so much meaning for you later on. You don’t need any fancy equipment. All you need is your mobile phone and some creativity.