The weekend comes, and yet it still feels impossible to unwind. The weekend becomes a time to do chores that weren’t done during the week because you had too much work to do. Or a time for you to catch up with people. Or a time to do more work because you couldn’t complete the tasks required during the week.
Before you know it, the whole weekend is gone, and you feel as though there is no time left to relax. Does that sound familiar to you? Here are 8 ways to unwind on the weekend when you don’t feel like you have time.
The Ultimate Chill
The way to unwind is to find a way to relax, the ultimate chill if you will. Coming in at number one for the ultimate way to chill is cannabis. Once a taboo topic, cannabis is now openly talked about and enjoyed by millions around the world. Cannabis is even hailed as a medical marvel, having the power to stop seizures and treat glaucoma. For help finding pot seeds that will work for you, check out websites full of advice on the internet. There are three strains of cannabis, Indica, Sativa, and hybrids.
Hybrids are a combination of both strains of cannabis. For the ultimate chilled-out vibe, the Indica strain is perfect. Indica is known for its euphoric properties and inducing relaxation. Always ensure you’re in a comfortable environment and relaxed before consuming cannabis. Being in a relaxed environment heightens the euphoric effects of cannabis.
Having a busy weekend is sometimes unavoidable. Sometimes your day has to be filled with tasks because there is simply no other time to do them. There is, however, always time on an evening to sit back and relax with a film when your day is done.
A movie night is a perfect way to feel like you can have some you time after a busy day. Even if you fall asleep to the movie, you’ll feel like you had some time to unwind. Pick your favorite genre, arm yourself with snacks, and relax.
Baking is a great therapeutic way of unwinding after a busy week. Needless to say that the sweet treat at the end of it is always a bonus. Baking doesn’t have to be about perfection, so don’t pressure yourself to produce a masterpiece. Baking is about creating something tasty and having fun while you’re doing it.
It’s easy to get packet mixes that make baking super easy. There are even Youtube tutorials that will have you whipping up a cake from scratch in no time. All you need is an oven, a baking tray or tin, a mixing bowl, and a mixer. There are even baking classes to sign up to if you can find one in your local area.
Reading is underestimated. Reading is a perfect way to switch off your mind and dive into the world of the book you’re reading. It’s much like watching a film when you find a really good one. The only thing you can think about is what’s going on in the film.
A good book can make your mind wander and feel as though there is nothing else going on in the world. If reading is not your thing, try listening to audiobooks. Audiobooks are just as effective, and for some people, they’re far more therapeutic. Reading is not everyone’s strong suit, and following a book is not always easy. Having someone read it to you allows you to close your eyes and sit back and truly relax.
Self-care can be really therapeutic. After a long and troublesome week, taking some time to unwind by looking after your body and mind is essential. The best way of doing so is to take a bath. If you don’t have a bath, a long hot shower induces relaxation just as well.
As your body enters the water, the temperature helps to relax the muscles as well as the mind. It’s great for the evening. The transfer from a warm bath or shower into the cool air stimulates the mind to sleep. Science has proven that rapid cooling in body temperature promotes relaxation and sleep.
Games nights are a great way of having. To host a successful games night, all you need is a few good friends or family to unwind and have some fun. There are so many board games to choose from, but it doesn’t have to be just board games. Try something different like a virtual reality headset if you can get your hands on one.
Board games will suffice if not. Board games are a great way of letting your hair down, putting your focus on winning, and revealing your competitive side.
Surround Yourself with Nature
Nature is a healer for the mind and body. Being in nature has been proven to reduce anger, fear, and stress. Nature emotionally heals, but there are physical benefits as well. Seeing nature or being surrounded by it reduces your blood pressure, stress hormones, and heart rate.
Everyone has access to nature. Local parks, the beach, national parks, forests, rivers, the list goes on. All you need to do is go for a casual stroll, and you’ll feel the benefit. Cycling or jogging surrounded by nature is also a great way to unwind, but not everyone is keen on physical exercise. A simple walk in the park with your friends would suffice.
Healthy rituals are a great way to unwind. Once you find a ritual that makes you feel good, you won’t be able to get enough of it. A ritual that’s great for your mental health is journaling.
It helps to have your thoughts wrote down so that you can process and deal with emotions and feelings. It gives you a chance to write down what happened in the day, what you did to combat negativity, and whether it worked. Journaling also provides a space for you to be positive and creative.
If you want to focus on your physical health, try and find a hobby that you love. Gym, cycling, rowing, swimming, tennis, there are a ton of things to do that will become a healthy ritual for you on the weekend.
There are 8 easy ways to unwind if you feel like you struggle to do so. Unwinding is so important for your mental and physical health. Take the time to find a way to unwind that works for you.