The best thing about the weekend is that you do not have to wake up early to beat the traffic. Use this opportunity wisely by getting extra hours of sleep which will make you feel refreshed and ready for the hustle and bustle of the following week.
If your job allows it, detach yourself from social media and smartphones. This allows you to recharge and dwell in the moment.
- Do at least one thing you love
Having a crazy busy work schedule often means you do not have enough time for your hobbies and things you enjoy. The weekend gives you the time to do those things. Write, cook, read a book or movie, just make sure you do something you enjoy.
- Hang out with friends and family
Spending quality time with friends and family is a great way to get rid of the stress accumulated over the week.
According to Human-behavior researcher and New York Times best-selling author Tom Rath, spending time with friends and family (having social relationships) reduces stress, the risk of age-related memory loss and increases productivity.
Employees who have a best friend at work “are seven times as likely to be engaged in their jobs, are better at engaging customers, produce higher quality work, have higher wellbeing, and are less likely to get injured on the job,” he said.
You need to make time for some physical activity. When you exercise, your body releases happy hormones that seriously boost your mood and help relieve stress.