Everyone, from school-aged children to working adults, look forward to the weekend. It is the two days that neither one has school nor work. Now that the weekend is here, what does one do? Yes, indeed, there is always work to be done, but just as important as getting all the work that needs to be done, is taking time out and relaxing. Clearing one’s mind and relaxing one’s body. Helen Lee Schifter has a list of activities that helps her relax on the weekends.
One of those activities is reading a book outside when the weather is warm. Getting lost in a good book and escaping reality is great just in itself, but when the weather is warm and the sun is out, reading outside just makes the activity more enjoyable and relaxing. Even if one does not read, soaking up some sunlight on a warm day is relaxing. take that idea and run with it. Find a nice beach or a pool and spend the day laying out in the sun. Clear the mind and focus on some self-care.
Baking cookies is another great activity that one can enjoy. Throw on some music and create something delicious to sink one’s teeth into. One can even watch a baking show and try to create something new in the kitchen. Get creative and unwind. Go ahead and dance in the kitchen while mixing all the ingredients in a bowl. Be silly. There is nothing like letting loose and having fun while escaping from a hectic workweek.
After creating a delicious treat in the kitchen and tiring one’s self out by dancing, enjoying that treat while watching a movie is an excellent choice. Whether the movie is an all-time favorite or something new. Get lost in a Romantic drama, or get one’s adrenaline going with a thriller movie. A weekend is a two-day event, so one can even dedicate those two days to binging a favorite television show and making a marathon out of it.
Reading outside while enjoying the sunlight, baking cookies, and watching movies are relaxing activities that Helen Lee Schifter enjoys doing on the weekends. Those activities are not the only way one can relax on a weekend. One should think about what they need to take care of themselves. It can be going on a small road trip or hiking through nature. Whatever one finds relaxing, they should take time for themselves. There will always be work to be done and the work will always be waiting. Taking time for self-care is so important to one’s health and well-being. So go ahead and dance around the kitchen. Sing your heart out or get lost in another world. The weekend will end and work or school will begin again. Enjoy the time off that one has. One will find it much easier to go back to work when not only the mind is clear but the body is also relaxed.