Making The Most Of The Weekend And Embracing The ‘Now Normal’

Two key focuses of my blog are Current Events and Health/Wellness. In the aftermath the Coronavirus/Covid-19 crisis/pandemic, many people have been forced to evolve in terms of leisure activities on the weekends. What kinds of things can we do under lockdown conditions and even as those conditions ease? The following contributed post is entitled, Making The Most Of The Weekend And Embracing The ‘Now Normal’.

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Don’t you find that the weekends just go too quickly at the moment? You blink and it seems you miss them if you are not careful. Another issue people are finding is that these days are all the same thanks to lockdown measures and finding it hard to differentiate between a weekday and a weekend, especially if you work from home. However, it is important to remember that the weekends are there to ensure that you get the rest and relaxation that you need to help you crack on with the next week ahead. Now more than ever it is important for you to try and gain some structure and new normal in your life, and making more of your weekends could be one of the best ways to do it to help you have the difference and separation between work and home life. They are also a great opportunity to do different things and really experience the world. Even if we are a little restricted at the moment.

So what can you do? It is easier than you think to start trying to make more of your weekends and trying to have that serration between weekday and weekend. Here are some of the ways you can continue to feel fabulous and make the most of your weekends.

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Do something to inspire you

Sometimes it is nice to do something that inspires you, and often things like going to a museum or an art gallery does exactly that. It gives you a chance to learn and expand your knowledge while also feeling inspired in different ways. Museums and galleries are penned with new social distance measure sin place so it can be a great way to get out and about and do something different. You might not be sure what is open, however a quick search online will highlight some of the local attractions you have close to you and enable you to buy an online ticket. Some places may have specific times etc. You may find that there are some great spots locally you didn’t know existed and it is a great time to support local businesses.

Exercise and feel good

Exercising is a great way to spend your weekend and while you won’t’ be doing it all day everyday, there are aspects of activity you can do during the weekend that not only give you all the benefits of exercise but can also give you a fun activity and thing to do. Hiking, walking, and running are all activities that can be enjoyed over the course of a weekend and right now are easily done without the need to head to a gym or a busier place.

Catch up with friends and family

Maybe you want to socialise over the weekend and I don’t blame you. It is one of the only opportunities you get to enjoy a later night than usual without the follow up of having to get up super early for work or other commitments in your life. You could even combine it with watching a sporting event together or even having a bit of competition amongst friends. Maybe even bet on Kentucky Derby 2020 or try your hand at predicting the correct score. Catching up with friends and family is a great way to spend your weekend.

Cook up a storm

Not all of us get the time to cook up meals from scratch during the week so use the time you have on the weekend to your advantage and really cook something up. Cooking can actually be very therapeutic as well so you may find that it is a relaxing activity as well as fun one.

Enjoy a pamper session

Again during the week we often don’t get much time in the evenings to ourselves, so a weekend is the ideal time to reinvest some time into yourself. It could be that you enjoy a pamper evening where you put on a face mask, or even just enjoy a long soak in the bath with a good book.

Head out and help local restaurants and cafes

Finally, so many businesses had to close so now that they are open why not support them and head out for a meal or a coffee. These places are following government guidelines so are keeping tables at a distance and ensuring that you will feel safe in their environment. It will support them and also give you a sense of normality back into your life.

Let’s hope that this has given you some inspiration on how you can make the most of your weekends.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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