I didn’t remember sleeping on the bed but it was morning. So I sat upright and surveyed my surroundings. The sun was already up and raring, filling the entire room with its sparkling rays. Coupled with the blue decor, it looked like a cascade of blue and gold essence. But this wasn’t what I’d planned for this weekend. How did I get here?
Suddenly someone burst out of the curtains like magic. He walked briskly towards me with a gap toothed smile gracing his face. His eyes, oh! His eyes… My heart lurched as if to explode. I didn’t even realise it was racing. I swallowed hard. The man was gooooooood looking! Surely that’s an understatement. He looked too perfect to be real. But he was standing before me and saying something. What was he saying?
Vacation? Huh? This is a surprise. He tenderly held my hands and kissed the ring on it. Wait, a ring? It’s like that song by Akon, “ am I dreaming?” No Sireeeeeeeee! The ring was sitting pretty on my finger. It was like I was caught in a moment, couldn’t see back to how I got here, and I certainly couldn’t figure out what would happen next.
With a snap of his fingers, two ladies knocked and came into the room dressed in marching outfits. My young man spoke to them in what appeared to be their dialect and they got to work. I even have maids waiting on me hand and foot, wow!
Next thing I knew, I was in a yacht party, holding a tall glass of wine with my arm firmly tucked inside my man’s elbow. Then the music came on and he led me in a waltz. We were gliding around the large room amongst other beautiful couples, but my husband had eyes for only me. He leaned in for a kiss and I saw stars.
We were still kissing. But the kiss suddenly turned cold. I frowned as the surroundings changed. This was more like my room and my sister was holding a cold wet cloth on my lips. She ran out of my room laughing. The nerve! It was all a dream.
My bed was a mess. Files and books from the day before were scattered all over. I had a lot of work and I decided to start last night and do it over the weekend. It was going to be a long boring working weekend unless I did something about it. I guess we know why it’s called the weekend? It’s literally the end of a week.
It is meant to unwind the stress of work during the week. Constant work without rest would surely wear you out so you need to create time for leisure to loose all the tension. Let’s make a list of fun things you can do during a weekend.
Ways In Which You Can Enjoy Your Weekend
The first thing you should do as you wake up on a Saturday morning should be some drilling exercises to loosen the kinks. If you didn’t register in a gym and you don’t have a personal trainer, you can do it in your room. All over the internet, there are different exercises you can replicate. Apart from loosing weight or keeping fit, exercises help to remove tension by improving your mental health. So I need not emphasize its importance.
- Eat healthy food and relax
We all know how the week is ridden with hot coffee or tea and a slice of bread or two in the mornings. The rest of the day just go on with snacking in between. Some of you don’t even have time for an elaborate lunch. Then by the time you get home, you hit the sheets because you’re so tired.
The weekend should be a time to replenish lost body nutrients so get fruits and vegetables, and eat a balanced meal, your body will thank you for it.
- Throw a B.Y.O.E party
You can invite your friends for a Bring Your Own Everything party where everyone brings their own food, drinks, etc. You can organise little games while you’re at it.
- Take a walk round your community
You can pretend you’re a tourist and take a walk. If you don’t like the sun, do it in the evening. Otherwise, go out with your sunshades or face cap. A brisk walk is healthy and can be a fascinating pursuit.
- Go to the park
There should be a place where you can play, run around with a carefree attitude, trust me, it’s fun
- Write out a bucket list of interesting things you want to do in life and pick out one to do this weekend
It could be that you want to go mountain biking, karaoke, dancing, etc. Just remember to do you.
- Make time for family and friends
Reach out for people you haven’t talked to in a long while; you can even go visiting.
If you want to stay indoors, you can also make it interesting
- Learn new recipes
- Netflix and chill
Select movies that you find interesting and have fun with the popcorn you made earlier.
- Play games
You can invite a friend or two for board games like Ludo, Scrabble, Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly, Chess, etc.
All these and more you can do to enjoy your weekend.
So what are you doing this weekend?