So many weeks get gobbled up by a long list of unexpected to-do’s and it’s so easy for the weekend time and work time to blur together. It feels like it gets harder and harder to put down the electronics and un-wind doesn’t it?
Making “me time” is not really a luxury (even though it feels that way sometimes) but a necessary part of recharging for the week’s work ahead. Luxurious weekends don’t just happen naturally, often they require a little bit of planning.
The last couple of weekends we have spent time in the kitchen, reconnecting and “disconnecting” from our weekly selves. Trying new recipes and enjoying the delicious tastes and the end-result of a satisfying meal. But there are so many ways to unwind, that although seemingly small can lead us back to that mental clarity and peace we are seeking.
Read a book
Nothing transports us like our own imagination. Movies are great, but they feed us images that are acted and captured by someone else. The experience of reading a book draws on our own emotions and imagination in an entirely different way. Combined with soothing music and a good cup of tea and this is a luxurious way to unwind. Find some great reads to add to your reading list on our pinterest board of “Books to read Between the Sheets”
Go for a walk!
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There is no better way to get yourself out of a rut than to get up and get moving. Now that the weather is warming up you can reconnect with nature, but even in the winter months local museums can offer a wonderful way to expand your mind and change your scenery.
Cook or Bake Something New!
Whether you go for something “new-to-you” or “tried and true” depends on how adventurous you are. Our baking journey has prompted us to try gluten free versions of the comfort treats we used to love but can’t find- like gluten-free pumpkin scones. Looking for inspiration for something new? We’ve been “feasting” with our eyes first on our pinterest boards “in the kitchen” and “sweet tooth” you can find some tantalizing new ideas with links to recipes that have made it onto our “must try” list.
The combination of craft and physical exertion can be rewarding in more ways than one- finishing a long desired project can fill your home with that fresh energy, and the physical energy that some of those projects can take will leave you feeling perhaps a bit sore but in that healthy accomplished way. Perhaps leave the projects that require heavy lifting to the professionals, because the last thing you want is to spend your sunday sore. Tackle something small like painting a table or chair, hanging/framing photos, or re-organizing cluttered closets and pantries. Need some creative push? Check out our pinterest board on DIY for some ways to spice up your home.
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Whether it’s the latest spin class, yoga, or a manicure – find a way to treat yourself to something that makes you feel good. If a trip to the salon or spa is out of the question, transform your space with candles and create your own mini oasis.
Let us know how you unwind and if you have a recharge ritual for your weekend!