It’s Friday night and your friends are blowing up your phone with invites to some majorly cool bar or restaurant. Your favourite little black dress hangs on the back of your door calling out to you. Wear me, it says. It’s the freakin’ weekend, it says. Let’s get this party started! You’re feeling more guilty by the minute since you’d rather stay in your sweats, make some tea, and curl up with a good book. Everyone needs a little me time on the regular and it’s nothing to feel guilty about. It is the weekend and that means it’s time to hit the reset button. So go on with your bad self and do some good for your body this weekend. Come Monday your mind will be centered and ready to rock anything.
Be Good to You
Listen to your body. If you’re too beat to head out for a night of adventures – stay in. When you wake up tomorrow feeling amazing and rested its your body that will thank you. Besides there are always good times to be had and chances are your friends will be down for round two next weekend.
Shift your perspective on what constitutes a treat. Indulge in small pleasures and moments. They say it’s the little things that make life that much happier and it’s amazing how something as small as a cup of great coffee, a bunch of pretty flowers, or a quick phone chat with a good friend can lift your spirits.
When was the last time you tied up your running shoes and went for walk for no reason at all but just to enjoy the outdoors. Studies show that walking for just 30 minutes a day improves your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, maintain body weight, and enhances mental well-being. Sounds like a good ROI to us!
Feed Your Mind
We all look forward to our days off and maybe you even keep a running list of what we plan to do with them (just us?). We plan for working out and being active but why not make some time to exercise our minds? Make time for an hour or two of that book you’ve been meaning to get to or brush up on your skills with Khan Academy (it’s free!).
Tech A Break
Nothing is better for clearing your mind than clearing out the noise that tends to fill it. Shut off your phone/computer/tablet and spend some quality time with friends, family, or all on your own.