Ever heard of the Sunday Scaries? You may have certainly felt them. That’s the feeling you get on Sunday when you realize that the weekend has slipped away from you and you don’t even know what you did with your time. Before you know it, you’re back to work for another week. While great weekends are unique to each family or each person, there are several things you can plan on to help make the most of your time.
Focus on High Value Social Interactions
Your time is valuable, so make sure you are arranging to spend time doing what you love with the people you love. Don’t waste your time with people who drain your energy. Make sure you are investing in those who build you up and make you happy. Those interactions are an important part of your health and wellness and shouldn’t fall completely out of your schedule, no matter how busy you are. Focus instead on the most high-value social interactions you have in your life. Spend the time you need with your family, with your kids, with your closest and most supportive friends. Make sure you are getting the value you need from spending time with people, because come Monday you’ll be back face to face with your coworkers.
Get In Some Exercise
Weekend exercise is an amazing influencer on the rest of your week, especially if you find it hard to make time during the work week. Science has told us time and again that a stationary lifestyle – particularly one where we are sitting at a computer all day – can have serious negative consequences. Fitting in a trip to the gym or going out for a hike is a great way to keep your weight in check, your mood balanced, your energy levels up, and your stress down. Granted, it can be difficult to stay motivated when you’re burned out from a busy week, but on the days when you can fit it in, you’ll be far better off.
Find Ways to Relax
Winding down after a busy or stressful week can be tough, but it’s so important to do so. That means you need to be intentional about rest and relaxation. Reading or listening to podcasts can be a nice break from the TV. Get a good nights sleep. Take a nap if you can. Get some fresh air, or best yet set aside some time to intentionally do nothing. Prioritize relaxation to help balance your mood throughout the week.
Going out for a simple walk can be very good for your mental health and will help you feel like you did something intentional with your time if you would otherwise just be sitting around the house. Even if it’s not warm and sunny outside, a little fresh air can do wonders. Even if you live in the city, a fresh breeze and some sunlight can help lift your mood and encourage self-care during stressful times.
For more tips on how to bring more balance and less stress to your work life, connect with the data management experts at Happy Faces Records Management today.