If like me your lucky enough to not work out weekends, you probably want them to be fun and stress-free. I know I certainly do. As soon as Friday comes around, I like to get a few key things done that enable me to just chill out over the weekend. I thought I’d share 5 of those things with you today. I’d also like to mention that I will be sharing what I get up to this weekend over on my Instagram Stories, so come and say hello.
Do The Laundry
This is one of the first things I like to do when my working week is over. I know I’m going to need my work uniform for Monday morning, so I like to get it out the way. Once it’s done, I can hang it up and leave it to dry until Monday morning.
Plan Your Meals
I’m sure I’m not the only one that hates going to the supermarket on the weekend. The queues, screaming children and empty shelves are my worst nightmare. I will always plan our meals for the weekend and make sure we have everything we need by Friday. Even if we are having a takeaway, I’ll know that we will want at least a couple of snacks to enjoy whilst watching tv.
Organise Yourself For Monday
Obviously, you don’t want to wish away the weekend. However, organising yourself ready for Monday is one less thing to worry about on Sunday night. Whilst you can’t get your lunch ready if you want it fresh and your clothes might be drying on an airer. However, just simple steps such as getting your work bag ready and planning your outfit in your head will help you feel more prepared. If you go out for the day on Sunday, you can relax knowing Monday has already been taken care of.
Do A Speed Clean
I spend my week cleaning for other people and don’t want to spend my weekends cleaning my own home. Instead, whilst tea is cooking on a Friday night, I’ll run around the house and give it a quick clean. I like to make sure that everything is back tidy in its home and will just clean key areas such as bathroom and kitchen. The rest can wait until the following week. Not only are speed cleans a great way of being productive, they can also be a good workout too.
Have Some Me Time
Self care is so important, we all know that by now. You can’t have a relaxing and stress-free weekend if your Friday night is spent worrying about things you didn’t get done at work. Whether you pour yourself a large glass of wine, have a bubble bath, read a good book or do all three, just give yourself permission to wind down. Whatever form of self care you enjoy, do it.
So that brings me to the end of my 5 things to do to make your weekend stress-free. What do you like to do on a Friday to set yourself up for the following week?