How to Power Up Your Weekend before Monday Hits
Relax and recharge before the new week begins
There’s a reason why weekends are everyone’s favourite. It’s our time to relax and recharge before we conquer a new week in the calendar. Weekends also present an opportunity to indulge in the things that keep us creative and productive. If you’re looking for ways to make the most of it, we have a few tips to share.
1. Give back to the community
Volunteering your time to help the needy is a great way to pay it forward. Start by joining any local volunteer groups or favourite charity organisations. From there, you can contribute your time and effort towards the activities you love. Some examples include spending time at the old folk’s home, serving hot meals in a soup kitchen and caring for rescued pets in the animal shelter.
2. Participate in a creative class
Attending a creative class provides a break from your laptop life. It allows you to explore your creative expression through various art mediums. Painting is a popular choice, but there are other classes that go beyond brushes and canvases. You can learn calligraphy, pottery making, leather stitching, carpentry and more. Who knows? You might even develop a new pastime along the way.
3. Listen to inspiring podcasts
If your weekend revolves around spring cleaning and gardening, there are ways to make it less of a chore. Playing your favourite music is great, but you know what’s better? Listening to inspiring podcast. My personal favourites include Girlboss Radio, the Marie Forleo Podcast, and TED Work Life with Adam Grant. While listening to their stories and career advice, you’ll definitely learn something new in every episode.
4. Plan your week ahead
An effective way to conquer your week is planning ahead. Sunday is the best time to plan our weekly strategies and to-do lists to increase our productivity. We only have 24 hours in a day, so we have to make the most of it. You can start by reflecting on last week’s achievements and challenges. Then, plan the things you can do to make it better.
5. Relax and recharge
It can be tempting to reply to work emails and catch up on pending reports. No matter how busy you are, remember that weekends are made for relaxation and rejuvenation. Pick your favourite activity and start from there. You can read your favourite paperback, book a spa appointment or check out the bakery down the street. When the weekend hits, always remember that reports can wait.