5 Great Ways To Pamper Yourself This Weekend
How To Make The Most Of Your Weekends At Home
It can be challenging to find a healthy life balance when you are at home all week, right? Whether you’re working from home, or not, it’s essential to have a sense of separation and celebration when Friday arrives.
Once our weekdays are over, it’s time to look inwards and do something different so that normality doesn’t consume our weekends. So, put aside the cleaning, laundry and chores to focus on making the best of your free time and enjoy some rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
Take back your weekends and focus on preparing for some relaxing gift ideas or other activities that will recharge you and reduce your stress levels.
Relax And Rejuvenate This Coming Weekend
The whole world seems full of anxiety-causing events of various levels, and for some people, it is an anxious time. It’s all too easy for cabin fever to set in and stress levels to rise. However, the weekends are ideal for enjoying pampering or projects that will keep you mentally stimulated and entertained, or just provide a happy escape. From a new book, an easy stress-free craft activity, a fun fitness program, or a new hobby, there's plenty of fun things to do in just one weekend!
So, turn off the news, stop scrolling on Facebook, and make a plan to re-centre and recharge. Take a look at our suggestions for 5 pampering ideas of ways to fully enjoy a weekend home alone or with friends. You can even kick back and have some fun!
1. Get Crafty With Low-Stress Art Kits
There are plenty of ways to have a crafty or arty weekend, either learning new skills or just relaxing with an adult art kit. Adult colouring in, cross stitch kits or even make your own terrazzo tray are all easy weekend relaxation activities. There's also a whole host of cultural activities and artistic entertainment online. Check out Google, and you will find over 500 art galleries and museums that you can explore online. Enjoy a day of free exhibitions and tours or spend some time exploring the Art & Culture collection for a variety of styles and movements.
2. Weekends Of Feasting With New Recipe Ideas
One of the great weekend ideas at home is to take off on a virtual world adventure and cook your way around the world with new recipe ideas. Dedicate several weekends to learning to cook a dish from different countries around the world. You can choose your favourite foodie destinations and savour delicious food from Tokyo's famous gyozas to Italian pasta with a selection of different recipe cookbooks.
Great food is always guaranteed to lift your spirits and chill you out, whether you are with family or have a weekend home alone. Plan in advance with a sizzling selection of your favourite foods and desserts. Prepare what you can so you are ready to relax and don’t worry about the weather. You can always bring it inside! Come rain or shine, just plan for a casual weekend and a taste extravaganza.
3. Exercise Your Way To A Stress-Free Weekend
If you are struggling to remain motivated or positive at the moment, then a little weekend exercise could be the answer. There is no need to feel awkward, even if you are just starting, as there’s nobody watching! Dancing the day away will raise your spirits, especially if you have a weekend home alone. So turn up your music, grab your dancing shoes and get ready for some action. You can improve your cool dance moves, learn Zumba, start ballroom dancing or even take an online masterclass.
For a rejuvenating weekend with a difference, fun ways of exercising at home are never-ending. There’s even no need for those boring machines in the gym. There are plenty of ways to exercise at home with no equipment or the things you can find around you in the house.
Burpees and squats make for a great cardio workout
Do step-ups using your books or a chair
Try mopping & vacuuming as a daily workout
Use water bottles or food cans as weights
Run on the spot keeping your knees high up
Do jumping jacks during TV advertisements
When you exercise at home, you can enjoy your own routine and pace. You can also find those that you enjoy the most. There are lots of traditional workouts available online, so you can mix them up to avoid boredom. Stay focussed, tone up and even lose a little bit of weight along the way if you want! If you need fresh ideas each day or a little extra motivation, a 30 day fitness challenge or a yoga challenge is a great place to start (and no one will know if you skip a bunch of days in the middle!)
4. Get Puzzling with a Jigsaw Weekend
Get stuck into a really difficult jigsaw puzzle! Invite a friend and work on it together, or make it a personal challenge to see how long it takes you to complete it on your own. If you'd rather something less intense, choose a relaxing puzzle that's easy to put together. If you want more, there's a range of different free online jigsaw puzzles you can do on your computer or phone including hidden object games and traditional puzzles.
5. Bring The Spa Atmosphere To Your Home
Self-love and weekend pampering ideas do not mean spending lots of money. You can recreate the de-stressing spa environment at home and benefit from the calming experience. The comfortable feeling can be recreated by closing the curtains and choosing some relaxing music for the background. Light some sensual aromatherapy candles, pour your favourite drink and prepare for an indulgent pamper weekend to remember. Grab a friend and have a mini pamper session together with clay face masks, nail treatments, and a bottle of bubbly.
Enjoy Your Weekend In
Treat yourself to a few luxurious products from scented body oils to organic makeup. If you can splash out, order a beautiful pampering gift hamper packed with gorgeous goodies. Smooth on a hydrating face mask, cut cucumber slices for eye patches and explore the lifting effects of a facial massage. Soak your tired feet in a foot spa, add a hair mask to your hair or take a long, hot soak in the bathtub. It's the perfect way to spend a weekend home alone!