This year has been stressful. And that’s an understatement!
Chances are, as things start to ramp back up in society, you need some serious relaxation and rest. It is often as we approach the end of the year that you can feel your body start to tire, your mind feels exhausted and everything feels overwhelming.
So this is when relaxing during your weekends are key! While the craziness of the world likely won’t stop anytime soon, you can disconnect with it all using these tips and tricks designed to help you connect with yourself instead.
We want to help you find that relaxation, revitalization and rejuvenation that you deserve. That’s why we have rounded up all the essential tips and tricks to help you find the ultimate zen this weekend.
Whether it is doing something that brings you joy to doing absolutely nothing, it’s up to you to decide how you want to relax!
Have a Spa Day
This one is always a goodie and you don’t have to wait to relax at the spa during your holidays. Why not have a spa day this weekend? If you are looking for a local escape, why not book yourself in for a day at the spa with some of the best local sanctuaries, where many even offer local deals! You can pamper yourself with a massage, facial, pedicure and just relaxing in their tubs for the day. And if you are on a tighter budget or just not ready to go back to a public spa just yet, why not create a spa day for yourself at home. Choose a spa playlist on Spotify, fill up your bathtub and pour in some rose petals and bubbles, light a bunch of candles and set your oil diffuser up with your favorite essential oils. If you are wanting a facial, why not give yourself one with a Vitamin C Clay Mask that is full of natural ingredients designed to give your face that natural glow. You can also hire a local masseuse to come to your house to give you a well-deserved massage as well. The options for having a spa day are extensive and it really comes down to you deciding to disconnect and give yourself some time to rest, relax and be present.
Have a Pool Day
If the sun’s out, why not have a pool day this weekend? There is nothing more fun and relaxing than lounging at a pool while the weather is warm. You’ll get some much-needed vitamin D, have a good excuse to read a book on your FUNBOY’s pool floats and drink those refreshingly delicious cocktails. Making your pool day even more relaxing is having a BBQ dinner poolside as well. Nothing pairs better with a day by the pool than some burgers, chips, guacamole and ice cream! And if you don’t have a pool yourself, why not head to one of the local pools? Or even check in to a local hotel with a pool and enjoy a pool day staycation this weekend? With so many ways to get your pool time on, there is no excuse not to have a pool day this weekend!
Have a Movie Marathon
If the weather is average this weekend, you can still have lots of relaxation inside. One of the best ways to relax indoors is by having a movie marathon in your living room. For example, why not kick back and relax watching all seven Harry Potter movies in a row? Other must-haves to make your movie marathon more comfortable is wearing a set of your Bombas socks or slippers, cuddling up under a warm blanket and having lots and lots of snacks on hand.
Have a Yoga Retreat
If you are looking for a real way to relax, why not sign yourself up for a weekend yoga retreat or sound bath event? These are all the rage right now as they offer you an escape from everything else and a chance to truly connect with your inner self. Be guided through a series of flows, meditation and inspiring talks that will have you feeling rejuvenated in life. And if you can’t find an actual event nearby to attend, you can have your own yoga retreat at home. There are hundreds of live streams to join online—just set your yoga mat up in your backyard or living room and follow along. You will still get the same physical and mental benefits and end your weekend feeling truly relaxed.
Have Someone Else Worry About Food
So much of our day to day involves food—grocery shopping, meal prep, cooking, eating and cleaning. Give yourself a break this weekend and have someone else worry about the food. Treat yourself out to a local restaurant for a meal this weekend. Or order online and have your food delivered directly to your door. With less time having to be spent in the kitchen, you’ll have more time to focus on yourself and do other things that bring you joy and a sense of relaxation! For those that do find relaxation from cooking—why not sign up for a cooking course? You can follow along to a Masterchef on your computer where they will teach you new tips and tricks for dishes that you can add to your own list. All you have to do is follow along and let someone else do all the planning still!
Have an Outdoor Adventure in Nature
One of the best ways to relax and feel at peace is by getting out in nature. The fresh oxygen from trees, the invigorating sea breeze from the ocean and the tranquilly that a nearby river or waterfall can provide is sometimes all we need to feel truly relaxed. You don’t have to sign yourself up for a crazy long hike. Instead, just choose a nearby place to go for a casual stroll in nature and make it somewhere that you’ve never been before. You will be surprised at how alive you feel after spending some time outside exploring a new local place. These outdoor adventures are also always made better when you have friends or family join you, allowing memories to be made that last a lifetime.
Have a Weekend of Nothing
This one often gets overlooked, but another great tip for having a relaxing weekend is to plan absolutely nothing. Make no commitments, have no time frames and be completely available to go with the flow and do whatever you feel like doing at the moment. Often a day without commitments is all we need to take the stress and anxiety go away. And you may just be surprised what you are available for by having nothing planned at all!
So as you go into the weekend, know that there is no right or wrong way to relax. It all comes down to what gives you the most enjoyment, peace of mind and rejuvenation. From enjoying a spa day to a pool day, nature day, movie day or a day of absolutely nothing, you will be able to go into the new week feeling refreshed, motivated and ready for anything that comes your way!
What will you be doing to relax this weekend?