Fun Ways to Kick Back on the Weekends
Most working folks know how precious the weekends are for having fun and relaxing. It may be the same length of time, but Saturday and Sunday seem to go by a lot faster than Monday and Tuesday. Many of us have high hopes for getting the most out of our weekly time off, but the seemingly simple goal of enjoying the weekend is easier said than done. The time flies and we are back at our desks before we know it, thinking about what we will do next Saturday and Sunday.
The thinking we do throughout the week regarding the weekend ought to morph into planning. Even spending five minutes going over options for fun and relaxation can help encourage follow-through, rather than “wasting” the time off by being uncertain over what to do with your days off and ultimately doing nothing.
Fine tuning the scheduling, ironing out the details and enriching the fun R&R with your own splash of personalized enjoyment are factors varying from one person to another. However, we can help get you started on the path by suggesting several fun ways to kick back on the weekends:
Fun on the water
Men and women living in the DMV are not that far away from the beach, allowing for great waterfront fun with the right game plan. But why stop at the shore? With the many rivers and lakes around, in addition to the relatively close ocean, DMV residents can easily spend a weekend having fun and relaxing with watercraft. Rentals or accompanying a boat-owning friend is probably a smart first step for first timers. If being on the water becomes a recurring plan for the weekend, consider boat financing to own your very own watercraft. Whether by canoe or yacht, getting on the water is a great way to enjoy life in a fresh way.
Fun at the movies and dining afterward
Okay, this one might be a bit of a challenge depending on what sort of movies you are into. Superheroes and play-it-safe comedies are all the rage. However, there’s usually something showing for everybody, even the independent film fans out there. Even if the flick is less than stellar, most modern theaters are fitted with big comfy seats and can always be counted on to be climate controlled, making for a relaxing time. After the movie lets out, grab a bite to eat at a favorite restaurant. Or take a chance and go someplace new.
Camping may seem like a chore when thinking about setting up the tent and starting a fire, but these seemingly “outdoorsman” tasks are easily achievable by weekday office dwellers. After a few successful tries, it becomes second nature. Tie up a hammock between two trees and take in the beauty and serenity of one of the region’s many state parks, national forests and campgrounds. Just remember to wear sunscreen; we don’t forget it when going to the pool or the beach, but the sun can still burn skin in the forest.
Look, there’s nothing wrong with spending your weekend vegging out on the couch and binge-watching your favorite shows. This is a terrific way to spend your time off, no question. In fact, this is probably how most people do spend their weekends when out of other ideas. However, it’s important to position yourself for maximum relaxation as soon as possible: get chores out of the way, make meal plans and tend to any lingering home improvement projects before settling down. It makes the long hours lounging feel all the more rewarding!
Weekday nine to fivers look forward to their free time off on the weekends. Unfortunately, many of us don’t appreciate this mini vacation until it is almost time to go back to work. One of the ways to make the most out of a weekend is to make plans for fun and relaxation. Try new activities and adventures to see if any are worth repeatedly doing. While hanging around the house has its perks, getting out and about can lead to new ways to be happy and gives us something to look forward to throughout the week.
Article by Layla Davis