How to make the most of a long weekend


The thought of a long, relaxing weekend is what keeps most of us going through a long work-filled week. You can finally do those fun and exciting activities without the pressures of the workplace breathing down your neck. Let’s look at how to make the most of a long weekend.

Explore the outdoors

If you live in a city, getting away from the busy, chaotic city life can be a great way to spend your long weekend. Get away from the skyscrapers and opt for a quiet place surrounded by greenery. A simple visit to a resort, a day at the park, or a short camping or hiking trip can work wonders. Take time to appreciate mother nature, enjoy the outdoors, and get a refreshing dose of fresh air. It doesn’t have to be anything complex, it could be a walk or a run as well. Just get out of the neighborhood and enjoy a bit of serenity.

Catch up with your friends and family

Given that you’re all probably living busy work lives during the week, the weekend is the time you get an opportunity to get in touch with your friends. Arrange a simple get-together and invite your friends over. Have a game night, movie night, or have some fun in the kitchen. If you are short on ideas on how to fully utilize your weekend, some of your friends are bound to come up with plans. This is also the best time to devote to your family. Bond with your kids by doing activities together. Keep up with your siblings and check up on your parents. Use the weekend to strengthen your ties.

Work on long pending projects

There’s always that one thing you need to do around the house but keep pushing back for lack of time. It could be painting a room, fixing the fence, tending your garden, buying stuff for the house or doing a thorough clean up. A three day weekend is a great opportunity to get all the things that have been delaying off of your to-do list.

Spend time with yourself

After a long week spent rushing around and filled with endless activities, the weekend is the perfect chance to lay back and just relax. You don’t have to fill it with activities to feel like you spent it well. Get enough sleep and make up for those late nights and early mornings you had to keep during the week. Take long baths, grab a good book, and just chill with the music on. This will do a lot of good for your body and mind, and by the time Monday rolls around, you’ll be feeling fully rejuvenated and ready to tackle just about anything the week throws your way.

Unplug from your digital life

Take a break from your social media feeds and do something more active and productive. Instead of sitting and going through all the amazing things that other people are doing out there, get up and go do your own amazing stuff. Social media can be very time consuming, and you do not want your weekend to fly by. You should also avoid checking your work email. You’re on your little holiday – save that for the week.