4 Tips to Help You Actually Relax this Weekend

by Karen Olson

Do you spend your weekends running errands or squeezing in too many activities? Try these four tips to take back your downtime.

How to Have a Truly Relaxing Weekend

These strategies can help you relax and transform frantic Saturdays and Sundays into the breaks your body, mind, and spirit need — and deserve.

1. Rethink Your Week

Tackle chores during the week, says Katrina Onstad, author of The Weekend Effect. Spend a few evenings paying bills, doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom, or mowing the lawn. However much you accomplish, stop working after Friday. “This requires adjusting your standards and being OK with a little mess,” she says.

4 Tips to Help You Actually Relax this Weekend

2. Carve Out Free Time

If you must deal with “domestic buildup” or a work project on a weekend, create even one rejuvenating experience, such as taking your dog on a long walk without your phone. “The more time you unplug, the better you’ll feel on Monday,” Onstad says.

3. Prioritize Fulfillment

Spend time on physical health, escapes, and people — what professional organizer Julie Morgenstern calls the PEP formula — and you’ll feel more satisfied on Monday. Take care of your body through sleep, exercise, healthy meals, even massage; recharge through hobbies, games, or other passions; and spend time with people who nourish you.

 4. Use Time Blocks

Think of the weekend as seven units of time, suggests Morgenstern, referring to Friday evening; Saturday morning, afternoon, and evening; and Sunday morning, afternoon, and evening. “Dedicate those blocks of time to what’s important to you.” If you absolutely must work, limit the time you spend on those tasks to only one or two of those blocks.

This originally appeared as “Weekend Leisure” in “Reclaim Your Weekends” in the July/August 2018 print issue of Experience Life.

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Debbi W
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A little organizing and doing things as they occur, and you should have time to relax each day.

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Put the cell and other electronics away and reconnect with yourself and your loved ones.

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