5 ways to enjoy your weekend

5 ways to enjoy your weekend


No weekend plans? No problem!


You know that feeling? The weeklong anticipation for the weekend that disappears the minute the weekend actually starts?

Yep, most of us experience it and it’s because the weekend always gets over faster than the week! So, what can be done to make the weekend seem a productive one?






Wake up soon

Sleeping-in on Saturday and Sunday is but the most anticipated part of the weekend, but the late start to the day makes things drag and our day miserable.

Try waking up at the same time that you usually do on ta work-day or maybe even earlier. Go to bed early on Friday if you want or sleep in on a Saturday when you’re dead beat. The rest of the time, rise and shine!


Chores come first


Yes, I agree. Doing chores is the worst part of the weekend and most often we procrastinate to the maximum. How about this?

Finish your chores such as washing, cleaning, dusting, ironing before a certain time in the morning. Say, around 8-10 am? That way, you’ll have more time over the weekend to do as you please without the annoying thought of pending chores.


Relax with a Facemask! 

There’s no better feeling than coming home from work, taking off all your makeup and relaxing with a good face mask!

It’s one of the easiest ways to get healthier skin, requires minimal effort and will leave your skin looking and feeling hydrated and supple.


ALSO READ: Try these weekend workouts for great results


Groceries and Bills

Take the time out on a Saturday to pay your bills and also do your grocery shopping. If you can do this on Friday while returning from work, then good for you! Do it!

Don’t procrastinate.

Keep a fixed time on Saturday mornings to get your groceries but go before the afternoon. This saves you from getting caught in the afternoon heat or searching for a parking spot.

Have an empty night during the week?

Do all the paper work then and save yourself more time in the weekend.


Step 5: The Weekend Plan

Mark out your activities for the weekend on a calendar. This way you have a plan and by sticking to it the weekend will seem longer and nicer. Pick things out that you’d like to do with yourself, your family and/or your friends.

You could:

  1. Catch a movie – Go to the movie theatre. This change in ambiance will do wonders to make your weekend seem more enjoyable.
  2. Catch a meal with friends or family: Quality time spent with the right people…Can anything else be better than this?
  3. Read a book – Pick up that paperback that you’ve been wanting to read for a while. Read it and while you’re at it, don’t touch your gadgets!
  4. Sports – Whether you are a sports buff or not, try and include some kind of sporting activity once in a while. This will not be fun but is also quite healthy.
  5. Watch a Play – Go out and catch a theatre performance. The experience will keep you happy and content over the weekend.
  6. Visit Places: Pick one place to visit and spend time at every weekend. This could be a zoo, a museum, a park, an exhibition, a mall… Anywhere. But make it a place that you’re visiting for the first time.




Happy weekend everybody!

About The Author

Lilian Osigwe

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. lilian.osigweh@1stnews.com

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