10 Things You Should Do Every Weekend So That You Start The Week Refreshed

HEALTH  |  May 13, 2017
  • 1. Fit exercise in
    1 / 10 1. Fit exercise in

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    We all know how challenging it can be to fit exercise into our weekday schedules. Adopting a weekend exercise regime, especially one that you enjoy, can give you the burst of endorphins you need to carry yourself through to the next weekend.

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  • 2. Spend quality time with friends and family
    2 / 10 2. Spend quality time with friends and family

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    What better way to make the most of your weekend than to spend it with family and friends? Spending time with loved ones heightens your awareness of things you are thankful for. And this change in perspective might just be what you need to take on the challenges in the coming week.

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  • 3. Plan something fun
    3 / 10 3. Plan something fun

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    It can be anything ranging from heading to the beach to just curling up at home watching Netflix. But planning and actually doing something fun that helps you relax on the weekends is key to keeping the Monday blues at bay.

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  • 4. Play catch-up
    4 / 10 4. Play catch-up

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    Catch up on things that have pushed to the bottom of your list over the week, like reading articles you’ve bookmarked. Quench your thirst for knowledge.

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  • 5. Stock up
    5 / 10 5. Stock up

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    If you know you won’t have time to go to the supermarket during the week, take some time to get it done. This way, you won’t find yourself with an empty refridgerator, which will stress you out after a long day of work.

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  • 6. Tidy up
    6 / 10 6. Tidy up

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    Start off your week on a nice, clean slate by setting aside time on the weekend to clean up your living space. Knowing where everything is when you’re getting ready for work will make your week feel less frantic.

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  • 7. Think through your week
    7 / 10 7. Think through your week

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    Strategising is one of the most crucial steps to do on a weekend evening to cut down on some Monday morning madness. From planning your meals to familiarising yourself with deadlines, it can be important in setting the wheels in motion for a sucessful and productive week. A quick to-do list can also do wonders.

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  • 8. Unwind
    8 / 10 8. Unwind

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    Whether you’re single or married, quality me time is important. Not only does this improve relationships, but also enhances work-life balance and overall greater well-being.

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  • 9. Get outside
    9 / 10 9. Get outside

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    It’s tempting to curl up under the covers jamming out to your favourite songs on a weekend afternoon. But getting outside will not only raise your vitamin D levels, but also improve your mood and self-esteem.

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  • 10. End on a high note
    10 / 10 10. End on a high note

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    Planning for a productive week ahead need not be all work and no fun. The most important step in this is to end your Sunday on a high note. Whether it’s to savour a bowl of your favourite ice cream or meditate or just watch a TV show, do something that brings you joy and Monday mornings may not be all that bad.

    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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