Life seems like a never ending cycle until it actually ends. It is inevitable. However, while we know about this inevitability, we should never allow it hold us back from living out lives to the fullest. There are so many things we can and should enjoy while we’re here. Do not let the quest for more money and fame deny you the true pleasures of life that money cannot really buy. There will always be money to be made, there will always be a job to get to, there will always be another contract to execute, and so much more, and if you keep chasing after this relentlessly, which is a good thing on its own, but if you do not strike a balance, you might be losing out on the things that money cannot buy.
Stop for a second, take a very deep breath, inhale, exhale, smile and relax.
We have listed 7 things we think you should do to unwind this weekend, so you heal and refresh.
Shut down your laptop.
There are some people who do not have a pause or a stop button. If you let them, they will work for the 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week, until they eventually run themselves into the ground. Remember that everything you’re chasing now will continue, if and when you’re longer here. So, shut down that laptop and leave work alone for a couple of hours.
Take out time to sleep.
Now that you have shut down your laptop, don’t pick up your tablet or phone or start doing any other form of work. Take a shower, put on your pajamas, get into bed, go under your duvet, turn the lights off, switch off your phones and sleep for as long as humanly possible.
Visit your family
If you live in the same city as your family, pick out a day this weekend and pay them a visit. The hard truth about life is that it is fleeting. While we do not aim to dampen the mood for the weekend, we also know that life is nothing if not real and rude. Go visit your family, hug them for long minutes, kiss them on the forehead or cheeks, smile with them, laugh with them and share a meal with them. Don’t forget to take pictures too; very important. Capture the moments and cherish them.
Go grab a bite of something you love.
If you fall into the category of cannot visit their family due to maybe distance issues, freshen up, get dressed (simple but classy) and go to your favorite restaurant or bar or any spot you fancy, and order a plate of something you love. Add a healthy glass of your favourite wine to that. This would be more appealing if you are unmarried.
Sit at home and watch a movie or read a book.
If you don’t want to leave the house at all, sit at home and watch some movies. Whatever genre works best for you, binge on it. We would recommend some comedy flicks, because we know that there is no better panacea for the soul than a deep bellied, whole hearted, ear deafening laughter. Laugh out LOUD. You can also read a book, but not a serious one, definitely not a book on finance or economic recessions and crashing market shares. Read a fun book.
Take a walk on the beach.
The options are numerous and would for any and every personality type. The beaches are open now, so just get into a nice pair of shorts, a tank top, a t-shirt, a chiffon gown or any fancy and simple beach wear you have and hit the beach. Allow your feet sink into the sand, enjoy the ocean breeze, grab a cocktail, enjoy the view and relax. Your body, spirit and soul will thank you for it.
Spend time with your nuclear family.
If you are married, take this weekend to stay home, play with your spouse, gist with them, play with the kids if you have them, or your pets (if you have those). Play a board game, listen to music you love, dance with your family, eat a great home cooked meal, or order in if you like, or you all can go out together and have a great time as a family.