It’s easy to eat well during the workweek – between cooking at home and taking lunch to the office, we can often manage to keep our choices reasonably healthy. However, many of us fall off the wagon on weekends by overindulging. While there is nothing wrong with an occasional decadent meal or sumptuous dessert, keep in mind that your body’s chemistry does not check out on your days off! Pay attention to how different foods make you feel, and remember that there is a price to pay for going off the deep end.
SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY
“ Family is everything “This is a statement that cannot be over .’Family is there through thick and thin. They are people who have known you for your whole life. While they don’t always offer support, they are a connection that needs nurturing once in a while. Call your parents, visit your sister, have tea with your Aunt…make a few hours for the people who have known you longest.
DO SOME RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS
Maybe you don’t want to spend your day in a building volunteering, but you still want to get the feeling that helping others can give you. Look around you and see how you can help. You can pick up garbage on your street or let someone in front of you in line. The sky is the limit! Just remember, BE KIND and expect nothing in return
Book a day at a nearby spa.
- Take a bubble bath.
- Give yourself a facial.
- Give yourself a mani-pedi.
- Get a massage.
- Practice restorative yoga.
- Deep condition your hair
FINISH OR START A PROJECT.
If you’ve got a half-finished project that’s been collecting your dust in the corner of your room–maybe a partially knitted sweater or a model plane that’s only half-way built–pick it back up and try to finish by the end of the day. Or if there’s a project you’ve been wanting to tackle–refurbishing an old chair or turning an old pair of jeans into a bag–gather your materials and get to work!
- Make a garden
- Try out the new recipe
- Build a table.
- Sew a simple skirt.
- Build a fire pit.
- Make a No Sew Fleece Pillow
- Make candles out of crayons.
- Make some decorations
DANCE, EXERCISE , DO WHAT YOU CAN TO SWEAT OUT
Dancing is great exercise and a lot of fun. If dancing is not your thing, do some Exercise just make sure you find a way to sweat out
- Search for exercise videos online
- Learn some new dance steps online or from a friend
TAKE A WALK
Taking a walk is another form of exercising, burns calories and strengthen the heart, boost your energy and ofcourse improve your mental health.
If you are not so familiar with your area taking a walk on your work free days isn’t a bad idea.
LASTLY , ensure you do what makes you relaxed, sleep well and stay out of social media , maybe not throughout your free time but give yourself time to enjoy a ME time except you are getting some form of relaxation on social media.
Watch some funny videos online and have a good laugh, your free time isn’t when you rap your head around your worries instead hang your worries and free your mind . This might even provide solution to those problems.
Remember to drink a lot of water and always stay positive!