Let’s… Plan a Relaxing Weekend!

And just like that (cue: Sex in the City reboot…), we’re heading into another weekend! If you don’t have plans, don’t want to bear the cold outdoors, or need a break off of the usual night out, this article is for you. Keep reading HERE to find out how to fill a weekend with things to do when you have nothing to do…

New Weekend Hobbies…

  • Exercise: First and foremost, we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to move your body, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and get into exercise! Whether this looks like weight-lifting, cardio, yoga, or any other type of workout, every step counts. Doing so may look like going outside but can also be accomplished from the comfort of your living room!
  • Walking: While exercising or physically going to the gym can be intimidating for first-timers or those interested in immersing in fitness, walking is a fantastic medium to get your body moving, stay healthy, and still get a great workout in. Even just 20 minutes around the block will help you build up stamina each day to increase your endurance more and more – and again, if you can’t make your way outside because of weather constraints, try locating your nearest walking track or neighborhood recreation center.
  • Meditating and Mindfulness: If you’re looking for an activity and time-filler, we highly encourage you to investigate mindfulness or meditation activities. These can span as short as a few minutes and as long as you see fit, and are an amazing measure of feeling grounded before embarking on the day and gathering your thoughts in a meaningful, succinct way.
  • Reading: A key to relaxation, falling asleep, and simultaneously activating your mind is through reading. There is such an enormous variety of book genres, lengths, channels (audio!), authors, and more that we are CONFIDENT you will find one that fits your mold perfectly! So, take a trip to your nearest community library, grab a librarian, and find out the book that best fits your interests.
  • Crafting: Another way to clear your headspace and create inner peace is by crafting! Pick up that paintbrush, purchase that sketchbook, sign up for a class, and find your groove. Crafting can take on an endless quantity and variety of forms, so finding what works for you can be an amazing adventure and a way to step outside of your comfort zone.
  • Cooking: One of my favorite ways to spend the day is by trying out new recipes and cooking new things in the kitchen! This is a great way to connect with family, friends, and roommates, and to build a new skill.
  • Reaching out and Reconnecting: Finally, we encourage you to take advantage of free time to reconnect with people you may have fallen out of touch with! Whether this is a phone call, email, quick text, or any other form of communication, you will be amazed at how amazing it feels to build and maintain connections with friends, peers, family, and more.

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