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Things you can do on the weekend to recharge

Weekends are a time to relax and recharge from the stresses of the workweek. There's no denying that the week can be tiring. After a long week of work, it can be tough to find the energy to do anything else but relax. However, it can be easy to fall into a weekend rut, spending lazy days on the couch watching TV. If you want to start the new week feeling refreshed and recharged, try out some of these weekend activities.

Get Outdoors

Getting outside is a great way to recharge. Spend time in nature, go for a hike or walk in the park. Fresh air and vitamin D will help to clear your mind and improve your mood. If the weather isn’t cooperating, get outside anyway. Getting some fresh air can work wonders for your energy levels.

Get Offline

Disconnect from work. If you can, avoid checking work email or logging into work-related systems. This will help you to relax and fully enjoy your time off. If you can't completely disconnect, try to limit your work-related activities to the minimum. Disconnecting from non-work electronics can also help you recharge. Stay away from social media, news and the online world and dive into the real world.

Get Hands On

Another way to recharge is to spend time doing something hands-on. Read a book, work on a puzzle, or take up a new hobby. Hobbies are a great way to relax and can even help to reduce stress.

Connect with Loved Ones

One of the best ways to recharge on the weekends is to simply spend time with loved ones. Whether you're spending time with your partner, your family, or your friends, quality time with the people you care about can help you to feel refreshed and recharged. Go out to eat, see a movie, or just spend time talking and catching up.

Get Moving If you're looking for some more active ways to recharge on the weekends, you could try doing some exercise. Exercise is a great way to boost your energy levels and it can also help to improve your mood. Even something as simple as a yoga class or a short run can make a big difference.

Organize Something at Home

Take some time to organize your spaces at home. It doesn't have to feel like a chore, more like an opportunity to clean up and organize or reorganize your favorite space. Whether it is to clean and arrange a cozy area at home, sort out your books or declutter your unused clothes, making space and organizing your physical spaces in your life will set you up for a new week feeling ready, more organized and more at ease with your environment.

Visit a New Place

Try out visiting a new place. Whether it is a day trip, visiting a new coffee place or a walk in a park in a neighborhood close by that you hadn't been to before, a change of scenes can be a mood booster. The change of scenes can stimulate your creativity and you will feel refreshed and ready for the week.

Touch Base with your Finances

If you usually don't have time during the week, take 20 min during the weekend to touch base with your finances. Run a quick recap of where did your money go this week. Think about whether you feel happy about your purchases and if your spending is align with your values. No need to punish yourself if you had a lot of impulsive purchases or anything like that. Acknowledge the facts, reflect on your motivations and take note to bring those behaviors to your mind next time you think of buying similar things in the upcoming weeks. You will train your financial radar like a muscle to guide you on what purchases are the most valued for you and which ones are not worth it.

Reflect and Set Intentions for the Week Ahead

Take some moments to reflect on the week. What did you like the most, what didn't go so well. What could you improve and what did you learn. Try to be honest about your feelings. Identify some things you are grateful for, even in bad times, there is always something. You can do this exercise in your mind but it would be even better if you write it down. It will help you crystalize your thoughts. This will help you calibrate your thoughts and feelings and set the intentions for the week ahead.

Whatever you do this weekend, make sure it’s something that will help you relax and recharge. A little bit of self-care can go a long way in making sure you’re ready to take on the week ahead.


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