We’re midway through February and it’s that time where the buzz of the holidays finally wears off, and your new years resolutions start to weaken or fall apart altogether. Too often we place too much value on a fresh start and bite off more than we can chew, causing us to become disheartened when we begin to falter and ruin our perfect streak of self-improvement.
However, all of this doesn’t mean you need to give up on making 2020 a better year for you, and one area you could enhance your life is how you spend your weekends.
Rather than sitting at home binge-watching TV or drinking at bars, tale a look at the following tips for making the most of your weekends this year and beyond.
1. Get outdoors
If you’re like most people, you probably aren’t getting enough physical exercise, and pursuing some outdoor activities on the weekend is a great way fix that. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing sport with a big team on an oval, or just walking the dog through your local park, as long as you are doing something active outdoors.
Activities like hiking are really popular and are easy for people get prepared for with services like Overnight Adventures that provide E-guided trips with rental equipment. People can use these services to jump into an adventure without having to spend ages doing their own planning and packing.
2. Plan things with friends and family
It’s well understood that you need regular human connection for your mental health and well-being – even self-described ‘loners’ still have their ways of connecting that work for them. Do yourself a favour and try to make each weekend memorable by sharing it with people you care about.
Connecting with others and sharing life experiences helps keep you distracted in your free time – and a distracted mind is a happy mind. If you’re someone who overthinks and stresses a lot, then surrounding yourself with others can help bring you out of your own head and keep you present in the moment.
3. Make sandwiches for the rest of the week
You’ve heard this one before, but it’s worth being reminded that the weekend is a perfect time to make the weekdays easier on you. It takes less than an hour of your Sunday to make sandwiches you can take to work during the week, helping you to save money you would have otherwise spent eating out.
It’s not just food that you can get a head start on – you could iron work shirts in advance so you have a little bit more sleep-in time before work – anything that saves you time during the days of the week where time is the most precious. In this way, sacrificing a tiny bit of your weekend time to prepare things in advance can give you a surplus of free time during the week.
There you have it, 3 quick ways you can improve your weekends in 2020 and beyond.