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Tips for a productive weekend at home

July 26, 2017

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Lately my weekends have been slightly slower-paced, which I have been really enjoying. Although I love making the most of my spare time, sometimes you need a day or two to just breath and enjoy the quiet. What can come with it though, for me, is a feeling of being lost and unproductive – which doesn’t equate to a relaxing weekend after all. I thought I would share the things that I do to make the most of a weekend to myself – I would love to hear yours!

Relax, unwind and sleep 

For health reasons I’ve had to accept that I need to sleep as much as I can at the weekends. It goes against everything that I am about, but my health is more important than making sure I wake up early at the weekend, and don’t spend the morning in bed. So now I always make sure I never have an alarm set, unless I have special plans, and that I decide whether I need more sleep based on how I feel, rather than the time.

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Schedule in some down-time 

This might sound odd, but I find that if I don’t do this, the guilt starts setting in early. For a couple of weekends I found myself watching vlogs until around 11am before getting on with my day, and then feeling guilty about wasting time when I could have been cleaning or doing something productive – even though I love watching vlogs. So I made a simple change – I added it to my to-do list and scheduled it into my day so I couldn’t feel guilty about it. I made sure that I switched off at 11am, got onto the next item on my to-do list, and solved that problem.

Accept that you can’t get everything done

To-do lists are a wonderful thing, but weekends are also for relaxing. You give so much of yourself to other people during the week, the weekend is a time to focus on you – make sure you’re making yourself happy, and don’t expect too much from yourself. Plans change, sometimes you need more down-time, sometimes you get more done than you expect – but that doesn’t mean you should try and do more!

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Enjoy some good food

We tend to make really good meals at the weekend – especially at lunchtime, because during the week lunch options are fairly limited/dull (personally, I eat the same thing Mon-Thur on a tight budget, and then I splash out on Friday). Whether it’s a meal you can’t cook during the week due to kitchen constraints, making plans with a friend for coffee and cake, enjoying a leisurely breakfast of croissants or treating yourself to a takeaway – make the weekends all about fun food.

So those are my tips for a productive and healthy weekend at home. What are your tips? How do you like to enjoy your weekend?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 26, 2017 9:10 pm

    I love the idea of scheduling in time for things like vlog watching! I am exactly the same and guilt trip myself into thinking I should be doing so many other things. Energy allowing, I like to do things at the weekend that I wouldn’t normally get the time to do in the week e.g. baking or seeing family.

  2. July 27, 2017 3:09 am

    Those are great tips! Scheduling in time for things that you enjoy like watching vlogs is so important, I love set timeframes for things like that so that the whole day doesn’t disappear down some kinda internet / TV hole!

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