When I was in elementary school, it seemed like it took a month to get from Monday to Friday. These days, every time I blink I’m saying “I can’t believe it’s already (insert any day of the week).” It’s especially true when it comes to the weekend. It always seems to be Friday, and then before you know it, it’s Sunday night. Weekends are a great time to relax and recharge and they tend to disappear before you’re ready. Here are a few ways you can make your weekend more relaxing…
Unplug your life: If you’re still working from home, you’re probably finding yourself forgetting what day it is ALL the time. One surefire way to tell the difference between the week and the weekend is to unplug your life. It was said in yesterday’s Virtual Discovery Conference that we check our devices every 11 seconds. That’s insane. Between your laptop and your phone, that’s enough to drive a teleworker crazy. I used to enjoy ramping up and unwinding on my commute to and from the office, but that hasn’t been a regular thing this summer. Take time on the weekends to get away from the technology. Go for a walk, spend some time BBQ-ing or just hang out in your backyard if the weather is nice.
Sloooooow down: The weekend might be your traditional time to knock some things off of your to-do list, but try taking care of those things during the week. Suddenly you’ve freed up your weekend schedule and provided yourself more time to chill and just be still.
Get away: You may be just warming up to the idea of a vacation with the threat of COVID-19 still around, but even if you’re not really ready to stay in a hotel or airbnb, you can still make the most of a day trip. If you’ve got a beach or a mountain nearby, leave out early on Saturday and enjoy being away from the same house/home office scenery that you’ve been looking at for the last five months.