A Gift For Yourself: Getting Away from the Ho Hum Weekend

I work from home. So the weeks run into weekends, which run into weeks…You’re probably thinking this is a great problem to have but it’s hard to stop myself from sneaking away to check emails when I’m supposed to be working on a home project. And I run errands all days of the week so I never fee like I’m getting a break. What ever your complaint is, there’s a better way to take advantage of your weekends and time off by taking a new and memorable approach.

Turn it off

No, really. Turn off your phones. Or at least turn the ringers off. If you feel like you can’t live without your phone, believe me, you can. There’s a lot of enjoyment when you’re living in the now and so many of us are guilty of not enjoying it. Do it for an hour, an afternoon, a whole day. The work will be there when you get back!

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Give it a theme

Rally up the kids, friends, neighbors and come up with a theme for the afternoon. Set up tents in the back yard and enjoy the company of each other by a fire. Cook dinner and make s’mores under the stars while telling your favorite ghost stories.

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Or, put on your dressiest attire and throw yourselves a dinner party with the china and crystal that you never use. Surprisingly, most of us never use the “good stuff” even for holiday dinners so why not use it on a random day. Take photos to remember the happy ado!

Photo via Giving Style

Free your mind

It’s so easy to get into a rut. Let each person in your family think of one thing you’ve never done before – and go do it. Maybe you’ve been meaning to finally go canoeing this summer or try Indian food for the first time. Let each person choose an activity (within reason!) and commit to doing it together. It’ll teach you a lot about trying new things and give your kids a sense of adventure too.

Photo via Anglers White River

 

 

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