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5 Activities to Help You Relax After a Long Week

After a long week there is nothing better than coming home to enjoy a weekend full of relaxation. Whether you spend the entire week at work or you work from home, you will always need time to decompress. However, sometimes you need to mix up the weekend activities so you don’t feel like you are constantly doing the same thing week after week.  This can easily lead to boredom.

Explore the Outdoors

There are many studies that show the importance of taking a day off at least once a week. It is not just a good idea, it is literally medically necessary. One study that CNN reported on showed that not taking a day off consistently can lead to depression. Take a day during your weekend to explore the outdoors. Disconnect from constant communication and take a hike or go for a run.

Be a Tourist in Your Town

Check out some of the local attractions in your town.   You never know what you have easy access to. Take advantage of any free activities or invest in a museum pass for the day. Top the day off by visiting a restaurant you have never eaten at before. Check out ratings of local restaurants and choose one that comes recommended from other people.  Using the internet to look up reviews is a good way to get an idea of what to expect from new venues.

Watch a Movie at Home

This may seem contrary to other activities, but when the weather is bad or less than desirable taking some time to watch a movie or a television show. In order to stream new, trendy movies or television shows you will definitely need to have reliable internet.  Some companies, like Reserve Telecommunications, even have an RTC Speed Test so you can check your connection. It is so irritating to watch a movie that keeps stopping and starting constantly because of inconsistent load times. Upgrade your internet speed to enjoy a marathon of your favorite television show.

Plan a Game Night Or Dinner Party

Host a dinner party or a game night. It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming planning event. Ask your friends to all bring a dish to share so the burden of providing food doesn’t fall on you.  You could also select a few good bottles of wine and go to your local grocer for unique cheeses.  Wine-paring nights are a favorite of many connoisseurs the world over.

Pick Up a Book

Visit your local library and pick up a new bestseller. If you won’t have time to visit the library during the week or the weekend, borrow one from a friend or family member. It is not only a good form of rest, but it also enriches your brain.

Whatever you choose to do this weekend, make sure you take time for yourself and check out of work responsibilities. Don’t run yourself ragged.  Remember, all work and no play makes life repetitive and stressful.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
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