Make the most of the Weekend

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Make the most of the Weekend

So another week comes to an end. As usual you’ve been working nonstop and you are close to the point of exhaustion. So be sensible this weekend, use the time to relax and rejuvenate yourself. You work so hard you deserve time to get away from it all.

That’s exactly what Neil and I am doing this Weekend. He is taking time out, and off he has gone to see his Mum, with Leigh and baby James in tow. Well for me, it’s the Metro Centre shopping with my daughter, and then off out to our favorite Mexican Restaurant. Tomorrow after a long session in the gym, I’m out bowling, and I’m sure another evening enjoying fine dining and a moderate amount of the finest nectar. I have no doubts I will end up with some laughs and memories, which is what weekend time should be all about. Share your weekend with others. Don’t spend the weekend by yourself! You’ll have the most fun when you spend time with your friends and family. Together just go and have fun!

I will be leaving my work behind with no regret. You have to understand how important it is to get away from the stresses of work once in a while. There is no better time to do this than at the weekend. A well-rested mind and body will be more readily prepared to handle life’s daily stresses which no doubt will still be waiting for you on Monday morning. Isn’t it time that you felt refreshed and rejuvenated on returning to work. You will if you use your weekend to chill out!

Today, Saturday morning, I’ve got up an hour early, I’ve taken my cup of tea and newspaper, had a chill out time, and now I’m just writing my article. It will be completed and published before any of my family are up, so it isn’t eating into my day. But if your way to relax is lounging in bed all morning, do it, you deserve it.

When was the last time you can say you truly loved your weekend. Where you took two full days at the end of a long work week and not only had loads of fun but you completely recharged your batteries.

Here is just a few ideas of things do to at the Weekend:

  • Here are some ideas to make your weekend more enjoyable:
  • Go out to dinner with friends,
  • See a movie,
  • Have a family game night,
  • Take a Weekend away at a nice Hotel,
  • Participate in sports,
  • Go to a local museum,
  • Host a party at your house,
  • Take a nature walk
  • People watch in your favourite coffee shop (I will be today),
  • Go bike riding,
  • Go for a picnic (dress up warm it’s cold out there),
  • Set up a net and play volleyball or badminton in the garden,
  • Go bowling (like me),
  • Visit your town’s local attractions
  • Have fun.

By having a fun filled weekend your next work week will benefit, because you will be far more productive. You should protect these two days, making the most of them, and just make sure you fulfil your work obligations Monday through Friday. Use the weekend for leisure time.

You need to take care of yourself, and that means you need to add social activities into your hectic normal schedule so you are mentally refreshed for the beginning of next week. You will burn out if you live by the all work and no play philosophy.

Don’t wait for Christmas before you have quality time with family and friends. Start making more of your weekends, that’s what they’re meant to be about.

When was the last time you came home at the end of the day on Friday and played all weekend long to your heart’s content?

Have a great weekend!

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
14 Comments
  1. rimly November 26, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Hi Larry I always make sure I dont spend my weekends alone. Tonight I am out again with friends. Thank you for sharing this

    • LarryLewis December 2, 2011 at 8:38 pm

      My pleasure Rimly i just think it is so important that we get the right balance between work, rest and play. I’m gladd to see you find the time to chill out.

  2. Alpana Jaiswal November 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I do hope you have a nice weekend.I have made it a point to always do something every weekend for the kids at home,but to tell you the truth I have played the whole weekend for myself for a long time now.

    • LarryLewis December 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      alpana indeed it is so important to make family time, and the weekend is the perfect time for this. But we must never forget, we humans sometimes just need to let go and find the time to just recharge and refresh ourselves.

  3. Martha Orlando November 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Just got back from a long “weekend” of vacation. How crucial it was for both my husband and me to have this down time!
    Thanks for the reminder that we need time for play and rest, not just work and work and work!
    Blessings!

    • LarryLewis December 2, 2011 at 8:42 pm

      Martha ever now and again we just need a reminder because it is so easy to get stuck into our work and forget every other thing of importance.

  4. J. R. Nova November 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Not me, not this weekend. I’ve got to work through the pain 😀

    • LarryLewis December 2, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      Tut tut JR, all work and no play … i know how tempting it is to cram more work in, but are mind, bodies and souls need time away from work. So hopefully you will get some time off soon

  5. baldychaz November 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I am still getting used to having weekends off mate only my third one. I know what you mean in my old job i had some awful shifts for example 2-10pm then a day off then 8am -4 pm no time at all to recharge even my small batteries.

    • LarryLewis December 2, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      Make the most of it while you can mate

  6. Corinne Rodrigues November 27, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Some great ideas here, Larry!

    • LarryLewis December 2, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      Will always take your compliments Corinne.

  7. Mary Hudak-Colllins November 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Awhhh Larry, I did just that yesterday! I laid in bed for 8 hours watching a marathon of my favorite TV show. Thoroughly enjoyed myself! Although this morning, I find myself regretting my decision to do so, realizing everything I got behind in LOL.

    • LarryLewis December 2, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      Mary our work will always be there tommorow. Whether it’s writing a post on our blog, commentiung on others, or doing our washing up, cleaning or whatever else we may need to do. We every now and again need to just forget everything and chill out.

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