After a busy working week, most of us will look forward to the weekend as a way to relax and recharge our batteries. We’ve already included a few tips on how your can turn your home into a spa retreat, so here are some other ways that you can emerge from your weekend feeling infinitely more relaxed!
What better way to really unwind that by curling up on the sofa with a good book? Not only is reading a good way to relax, but the activity has many surprising beneficial effects upon our health too. So whether you’re reading the latest Philippa Gregory historical yarn, or are checking out Len Deighton’s spy thriller, SS: GB, you can rest assured that you’re giving your brain a boost whilst you are taking it easy!
For a modern alternative to reading, gaming has really come on in recent years in catering to a wider range of people. Gone are the days where it used to be teenage boys playing shoot-em-ups, as now there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s using your mobile to play the soothing and entrancing puzzle gaming fun of Monument Valley, or livening things up on the glamorous roulette wheels at sites like Betway, there’s a game for every level of relaxation in 2017.
In the last decade we’ve been in the midst of a crafting revolution that’s seen anything from quilting to knitting become a great stress reliever. Whilst these activities once used to be fairly hard to master, now there’s a range of great online resources like Homemaker that can help all of us become overnight craft masters!
The mindfulness trend has become big news in recent years. This means that we all learn simple ways to meditate on the here and now as a way of taking a break from the stresses of modern day life. So whether it’s using an adult colouring book, or even taking your first steps in meditation, it’s a great way to relax and feel like yourself again!
Caravanning is a great way to get away from it all. There are plenty of caravans available to rent on Air BNB and theres nothing more relaxing than being tucked up in bed and listening to the rain on the roof of a caravan. A lot of caravan parks are located near the beach, so why not take your dog along as well and enjoy some lovely walks along the beach away from social media and the other stresses in your life. If you need more information about caravanning check out www.caravanhelper.co.uk.
And finally, there’s nothing like the smell of cooking to add a reassuring and homely touch to your weekend. Whether it’s a quick and healthy treat from the Deliciously Ella cookery app, or even just a proper Sunday roast, it’ll all provide a great way to stay occupied at home so that you can wake on Monday feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!