It’s Friday, and you know what that means (at least in some countries). The weekend is finally here! If you’re like most of us this is the time to relax, chill, veg out or whatever else you call it.
But if you over do it, you’ll probably end up stressing out Sunday thinking about work or school and how tired you are and how you can’t possibly go to bed early and get up early on Monday.
Here are some tips to keep fresh and alert throughout the weekend:
- Incorporate some type of fitness activity into your schedule. Run, walk, bike, skate, anything that gets you out of the house and into the great outdoors.
- Go to bed at a decent hour. Just because you don’t have to get up early doesn’t mean you should stay up late and crash in the morning. You’re setting yourself up for sleep deprivation as you try to readjust during the week.
- Try to get away from the television. It’s so easy to become a zombie and not move off the couch, because TV has a way of sucking you in. What was supposed to be a one hour show turns into a whole marathon of re-runs.
- Take some time to sit by yourself for at least an hour with no cell phone, email or any other distraction and read or meditate.
- Eat fresh fruits and veggies. This sounds so childish we know, but alot of people just want to grab some chips and soda, they’re too tired to put any effort into something more substantial.
- Drink lots of water.
Think about it this way, if we all take a few steps during the weekend, we’ll feel much better during the week. Once you get this cycle going you’re overall mood will get better and you’ll feel like you can do more things with your time. No more worrying about sleeping or working our or finishing your errands, you’ll have the motivation do these things without thinking twice.
We live in such a hectic world with so many distractions that it’s hard to find ourselves sometimes. Try to reach out to yourself on the weekends or any other chance you get some time off and reignite that spark deep inside that makes you who you are.
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