There are twenty-four hours a day and seven times a week. However, it seems like you always run out of time to do all the things that you want to do. Just when you think you are done with a particular task at the office, a new assignment will be given to you. Because of this, it is possible that you feel too much stress and anxiety from your day-to-day work.
Fortunately, there is a way on how you can turn this around by taking the weekend off. Technically, you are not running away from your tasks because the weekends are supposed to be spent on your own wellbeing and not that of your employer’s. According to Donna White, LMHC, “Relaxation is our body’s way of rejuvenating. When we are relaxed we tend to make better decisions. We are less impulsive and able to be more rational and have better clarity.” Here are some of the smart things that you need to consider so that you can have a beautiful weekend that you will never forget:
Go Out Of Town
When was the last time you visited a neighboring town or city? Can you still remember a good memory of your trip with a loved one? Maybe you have invested most of your time at work to the point that you no longer have time to spend with the people you love. You need to change this as soon as possible, which is why I highly recommend for you to hit the road and go to that one place that you’ve always wanted to visit.
Spend A Day At The Beach
Another option that you can choose is to go to the beach for some relaxation. You can opt to go there on your own or invite some friends along. The choice depends on what you can to accomplish for the weekend. Do you want to have a peaceful time where you can simply rest and contemplate about everything that has happened in your life? Or do you want to connect with the people you miss as you enjoy the sea breeze? The choice is yours.
Have Fun Camping
If you are an adventurous individual who wants to be one with nature, then the best activity that you can do for the upcoming weekend is to go camping. It is recommended to invite friends or family members to accompany you for the camping trip. Remember that this activity can be dangerous, which is why women are discouraged to do it without a company. According to Richard Shuster, PsyD, clinical psychologist, He agrees that blue has a profound calming effect on people. “Staring at the ocean actually changes our brain waves’ frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state.”
Enjoy A Staycation
If your budget permits you to buy accommodation for one night in a fancy hotel, then do not hesitate to do it. You deserve a good night sleep during the weekend. At the same time, learn how to pamper yourself by hiring a room service massage, swimming in a fantastic pool or enjoying delicious hotel meals. In so doing, you will begin to feel relaxed, which is your ultimate goal from the beginning.
Make sure to prioritize yourself at times. Do not give all your time for work and business. Sometimes, it matters to take good care of yourself. All you must do is to empty your schedule for the weekend and do any of the things mentioned above. “When we do make time for our wants and needs, we are more alive to the world around us, more available, and more giving of our fullest selves. In effect, we are our least selfish, while still honoring our sense of self,” says Lisa Firestone, PhD.