Monday Again. I need a weekend detox.
Ah. Here we are again. Its Monday. Another week has come and another weekend has gone. Do you feel like you wasted it? Did you get enough time to do what you really wanted? Do you need another weekend detox? This is a scenario, I always seem to struggle with. Trying to fit everything in to my weekend seems impossible. Before you know it. I’m back at my desk, heading to a meeting.
Until last week. I came up with a six step guide on how to have my best weekend. Leave the life admin for the week and enjoy all the possible time you can with the weekend. For me, its not such about how much I can fit into my weekend detox. Its about how much quality I can get.
Face to face connection. At work, I’m constantly on a phone, a Skype call or communicating through emails. Not during my weekend detox. No thank you. Instead I strive to see someone, and make a lot of my communication in person. Whether its an old friend or new. Extend yourself. Its so refreshing an perfect for the weekend detox.
I think this is broad. For your weekend detox to be effective, you really have to think about what kind of care will work for you. Whether its hanging out with a group of people, or taking an hour long bath surrounded by candles. What care mean for you?
This step in my weekend detox, is particularly important to me. At work, I’m literally sat down all day. When I’m at home in the evenings and the weekend, I REALLY don’t want to be sat down all day. So for every passive activity, I try and do an active activity at the weekend. I might sit down and blog for four hours, and in return I’ll for a walk or shopping. Just something on my feet.
GREEN IT UP
Getting outside is important to me on the weekend. Whats even better is getting out to nature. Away from the city. A country walk or even a little village walk. Just really soak up that freshness.
What do you love? For my weekend detox, a crucial part is finding a small amount of time looking at something you find beautiful. For me I love paper-crafts, so spending time creating something physically instead of digitally. its incredibly therapeutic. It can be anything!
Simple life admin tasks do not belong on a weekend detox. Allow tasks like the weekly shop, cleaning and any de-cluttering for your evenings. The goal is to have two whole days that you don’t feel as though you have to do random jobs. Its all your own.
Since I’ve been doing this, my weekends have improved immensely. So if your feeling as the weekends are going by a little too quickly, try my weekend detox. Let me know how you get on! Allow yourself time to plan and the rest will follow.