Get the Most Out of the Weekend for Half-Decent Mondays with These Tips

The weekend is supposed to be that blissful time that helps us unwind, recharge, and catch up on that latest TV show. But it’s never long enough! The “Sunday scaries” roll around every week and we dread Monday. Even if you love what you do, you probably wish you could get more out of the weekend, and we’re here to help.

Here are a few tips to help get the most out of those hours from Friday to Sunday and maybe, just maybe, you can get to work Monday morning feeling like a million bucks.

Make a Plan

Ask anyone what the perfect weekend would be, and many will say doing absolutely nothing. Even if you don’t want to do anything but sip fancy water and look at your phone, you should schedule it. Alright, alright, schedules probably run your workweek, but that’s why you kill it all day every day. You should be just as good at having fun as you are at your work so you gotta have a plan.

Even if it’s just a few things like going for a run, hitting the farmers market, or organizing your desk sets, scheduled activities make for a fun, productive weekend.

Go with the Flow

That being said, don’t over-schedule yourself and kill your free time. Part of the magic of weekends is you get to do whatever you want, and nobody can say anything about it. Between your scheduled time, throw all cares to the wind and get out there. Hit up your pals and see what they’re doing or just sit around and binge-read a new book. It’s your time.

Bonus tip: Do chores during the week, so you have the weekend to relax. After all, a Tuesday evening spent mopping is way better than a Saturday afternoon spent toiling over your cluttered apartment.

Get Out of Dodge

With your chores and your home stuff taken care of, plan a little weekend trip and get the heck outta Dodge. Pack your bags and your colorful pencil pouches full of your essentials and hop in and hit the road. Getting out of your office’s zip code might be just what you need to come back to work ready to crush it on Monday.

Wake Up Early

This tip might sound blasphemous to some of you—but hear us out. If you want to get the most out of the weekend and squeeze every minute, you need more time in the day. What happens if you wake up early-ish? Instead of rolling out of bed and heading out at 2 p.m., you have, like, five extra hours if you just wake up at 9 a.m. What could you do with that time? You don’t need to wake up at weekday time by any means, but getting up early-ish is a quick and easy way to get the most out of those blissful weekend hours.

Don’t Let the Sunday Scaries Win

It’s easy to let the Sunday scaries creep up and snatch away your weekend joy. Well, it is if you let them! Slam the door in their face by staying busy and saving some fun plans for Sunday afternoon and evening. Whether it’s scheduling a massage, hitting the trails, or just meeting up for drinks, keep your mind busy and you’ll forget that Monday morning is on the horizon.

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