It’s the weekend!!! You can begin to let your hair down. You need to be doing the most of the things you need. As much as blogging has me on social media a lot sometimes I dedicate on the weekend for a little cut back. I only watch those things that I feel build me up, make me laugh, make me smile, etc. I honestly feel that as much as social media can be a blessing it can also be a curse. What I take in matters. I also do my beauty reviewing or turn my bathroom into my spa. Whatever you choose to do, make your weekends count.
Do not waste time giving energy to people who do not matter. If you have a friend that you know is a great waster of time, pencil them into the work week. Leave your weekends to those whose energy levels match. I have several girlfriends and some who do not all have the same energy as I do. I got a few who are down for anything. I got some who I have to be a little more patient. I got some who they are the types that love to brunch and some are chill. Whatever the occasion I love that my friends can be an oasis and on the weekends hanging with a few is super restful. It’s renewing. Its refreshing. Weekends with good girlfriends make the weekend that much better.
If you are the type that finds that you need to let the friends rest a bit, then maybe some personal me time is right up your alley. Find ways to make that alone time. Here are a few things you can do:
- Bed and Breakfast
- Curling up To a Read a Thon
- Shopping Trip
- Reorganizing a room, apt, house
- Long Bath
- Pintrest a few things
- Hair appointment
The list can be endless and be frivolous or as glamorous as you would like. The point is refuel. You can let your creativity carry you wherever you desire. Come Monday, the words of I did nothing unless nothing is what you desired should have taken place.
For me as an on the go woman, mom, and wife sometimes movie time with my fam bam and not having a schedule is all I need. I am always planning and now I plan days of nothing. I also do stuff where only my family are invited. I will do a full themed party for us 5 to celebrate anything. I do Winter Solstice parties, Fall Preview dinners, anything creative and just for those in our house. I put energy into them. I make the meals surround the theme, decorate, the whole nine yards. These types of events make me ecstatic. I used to tell folks but now part of self-care is learning that if I post it, you will know if not sorry Charlie! Less is best. I stopped doing full albums into my life and now just do snippets. I love renewing with my family and that renews me.
Booed up is always a great way to wind up and reconnect. It’s easy to go with life and just exist with your loved on, so maybe take some time to find an outing you both enjoy. Commit to your outing. If you are supposed to be dressed up, dress well. If it’s a game and more relaxed, be comfortable and enjoy it. Yes I know money is an issue and one of the number one reasons couples can’t get out. When you have been with your boo for a minute do not feel pressed to spend all the coins. There are some awesome date ideas for going out or staying in. Be creative! The memories created will mean the most and will be what you can lean on during hard times.
Summer is for outings. All year is but if you choose to be miserable in the Summer I have concluded you may have this experience all year round. Get out. Learn to enjoy. You know life is for living. I get tired of those complainers who take the joy out of the weekend. If someone is happy to not have to be at work, let them. If someone is happy to be a brunch with friends, let them. Let people live. If you want a glass of wine, enjoy it. Do not waste your entire weekend with energy suckers or doing the things that will get you grounded for the work week.
Take some time to renew spiritually too. This s most important. You need something you believe in that guides you. You need an anchor that when you can’t get together with friends, your money is funny on hitting an outing, or you feel depleted and can’t tap into self-care you can renew and open your mind and heart in the right directions.
Enjoy the weekend, Mondays come quick. Don’t let it come and you find you have done nothing you wanted, or had time to enjoy it!