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How to Spend Your Weekend to Recharge

After a workweek, everyone wants to rest. Everyone wants to recharge to come to work with new energy. But over the weekend, people are usually even more tired because they do not plan these days correctly, which affects their condition. So how should you spend these days and what better to do?

Clearly define the working and non-working hours

Weekends are not only for family affairs, going out, and household plans. And abusing your free time to complete work responsibilities is irresponsible to you. To get inspired for the workweek, you need to take a break from work – there is nothing more detrimental to productivity than the skepticism of a chronically overworked person.

There are always several options. The first is to altogether refuse to take work home after work hours and never use weekends for work. The second option is to compress working hours to a standard period: a Saturday afternoon until lunch. Fit all urgent matters at this time, fulfill promises on time, start some work processes. The third is to see what things you tend to postpone for the weekend and why you should do them. If it's a chronic violation of deadlines, it's better to work on time management. If it's a tendency to make promises to others and then suffer guilt before them, it is better to think about why it is so unusual for you to say "no" and ready to accept overtime work, ignoring your needs for rest.

Always have a good mood list handy

Our weekdays are often subject to rules and obligations, but we can make our wishes come true on weekends. For example, it might be walking a couple of kilometers for your favorite ice cream for breakfast or taking a bubble bath that smells like strawberries. You can also have a great time on for adult dating. Such activities are rewarded with a good mood. Simple wishes should come true.

Take the time to make a person's good mood list without judging yourself. It should include things that make you smile: your favorite foods, inspiring books and funny animal videos, essential places in the city and walking routes, favorite games and activities with your kids, favorite movies, and TV shows. The excellent mood list has nothing to do with the self-improvement list, where our efforts accompany achievements. Things for a good mood should be done effortlessly and only for the sake of the process, not the result, without focusing on someone else's opinion. You may be surprised, but many of the things on such a list may also be completely free.

Pay attention to your body

Long sleep, especially in winter, makes most of us feel guilty: some people sleep for six hours, and there are too many exciting things in life to lie in bed. The bad news is that chronic lack of sleep is the cause of many disorders in the body, and one of its main consequences is a gradual decline in mental abilities. Instead of lack of sleep, to become faster, smarter, and stronger, we should perfectly master the science of sleep – when and how much to rest, with what thoughts to go to sleep, and when to wake up. But sleep is only one aspect of being mindful of our bodies.

Many people use weekends for a debilitating break: alcohol, long and stressful trips, active socialization significantly exhaust the psyche. That's why parties are not the best way to recover, and the noise and emotional oversaturation can disrupt how you feel for the next week. 

Moderate exercise, interesting workouts and spa treatments (baths, self-massage, and even home peels), walks, meditation after long hours of mental work, and help you feel good again. Listening to your body's needs, difficulties and weaknesses is very important in preventing chronic diseases and taking care of yourself.

Separate rest and household chores 

The worst solution for the weekend is to regularly postpone household chores for Saturday and Sunday. Household chores are very time-consuming, but it makes much more sense to postpone them to the end of the working day or a fixed period on one of the weekends. Laundry and cleaning, dishwashing and cooking, going to the store, or hosting guests also require effort – and although they don't require intellectual effort, they most likely will not give you rest. 

Also, if you don't live alone but do all the household chores in the house, it's time for you to discuss with your loved ones why this can't go on any longer. Divide up responsibilities and keep agreements. 

Improvise, not plan

If the weekend doesn't involve mandatory events that can't be missed, try to make no plans. Doing nothing or taking the bus to your childhood park, doing your favorite activities from your good mood list, or matching your schedule with someone you love are joys available to those who don't take weekend plans very seriously.

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