8 Simple Ways To Avoid A Wasted Weekend
It’s Friday, blessed FRIDAY! And we all love that Friday feeling, right? The 6am alarm clock thrown into a drawer with a thud of satisfaction and you’ve now got a couple of days off for yourself. No work worries, just party time! Well…maybe not every weekend. Sometimes the weekend comes along and you have nothing to do, or don’t know what to do. Before you know it, it’s Monday morning and you feel like the weekend was wasted. If that happens to you, then you might be interested in my top 8 simple ways to avoid a wasted weekend.
1. HAVE A PLAN
You won’t have a successful weekend if you don’t have a plan. Sit down with your diary and plan what you’d like to do and see how you can fit these things in and around your day. This also gives you the opportunity to reflect back on your week and set plans for the week ahead.
Plan some fun bakes to make for your family/friends. It could be something easy like brownies or you could go all out and challenge yourself and make a full day of it. My beetroot brownies and Marmalade with Walnuts loaf cake are two easy recipes you could try out!
3. GO WALKING
Whether alone or with someone else, find somewhere you haven’t been to before and go for a long walk. Bring you camera with you and see what interesting photographs you can take and then share on your social media accounts.
Your friends are at work, you’re bored at home – why not use the time to check out your favourite shopping sites? You could even just compile some wish lists or treat yourself to something nice. My favourite online shopping sites are:
5. WRITE A LETTER
When is the last time you wrote a letter to someone? Everyone loves getting happy mail in the post. There are lots of penpal groups out there you could join, or simply surprise your friends/family. Writing a letter takes time and effort and will certainly take up your afternoon. I recently wrote about National Stationery Week and the enjoyment of pen to paper writing.
6. GET A HOBBY
If you read my blog regularly, then you’ll know I’ve taken up crocheting. It’s a great way to make use of your time when bored and to create something nice. Picking up a hobby is a great way to spend your weekends. Like everything else though, hobbies cost money, so do pick one that fits your budget.
7. READ A BOOK
This is especially good if you are home alone; you can just curl up with a book and read in peace. Or if you want to rest your eyes, listen to an audio book instead.
8. LISTEN TO A PODCAST
I’ve really gotten into podcasts recently and the good thing is there’s something for everyone! From cooking, to comedy, to storytelling…heck there’s even podcasts on the supernatural! You are bound to find something that interests you.
What do you like to do to get the most out of your weekends? Share your tips in the comments below.