5 Novel Ways to Unwind from the Workweek

The weekends are a time when I need to get away from the rigors of a tough workweek.  Even though I oftentimes bring my work home with me, at least in my thoughts, I usually can separate my weekends from the work week.  Finding different and interesting activities to do on the weekend tends to invigorate me and adds a lot to the end of a long workweek.  Here is a brief list of some activities that work for me:

1. Take a Hike.

I have always been a nature lover and either climbing a mountain or just walking a trail on the weekend is a great way to relax and unwind from the workweek.  It is such a stark contrast from sitting in a cubicle and that is what makes it so enjoyable.

2. Visit a Farmers Market.

My wife and I are lovers of great food.  To make great food you need to start with fresh ingredients.  We oftentimes visit local farmers markets on the weekend where we get to see fresh produce from farms in the surrounding area.  You tend to pay a little bit more than the non-local produce in the supermarket but you are 1) supporting local farms and 2) purchasing the freshest produce you can get for your scrumptious nightly meal.

3. Try a new specialty drink.

These days, finding a recipe for a specialty alcoholic beverage is a few clicks away.  I love to explore the variety of different recipes that I can find for frozen margaritas, cosmopolitans, or, better yet, a drink that I have never even heard of.  Add some spice to your weekend and try something new.  It could even be a new wine from a local vineyard.  You’d be surprised at the quality of wines you can purchase from local vineyards, even if you don’t live in Napa or Sonoma.

4. Day Tripping.

As I write this article, I am on vacation.  This time I did not have anything planned, which was different from my typical vacation.  As a result, I was able to take day trips to unfamiliar locations.  Sometimes we just get stuck in the same routine and don’t explore surrounding areas that may be an hour drive from our home.  Venture out and explore your surroundings.  You may just find that it is a lot more interesting than you had assumed.

5. Visit your local library. Really!

OK this one may sound boring to most of you but recently I have really started to take advantage of my local library.  Until I actually checked it out, I didn’t realize that there are a multitude of movies and CDs available for free.  And don’t think that you can’t get the latest books to read.  I can even go online and check out books from my local library which makes it very convenient.

Weekends can go by very quickly but if you fill them with exciting and interesting activities you may find that, by the time Monday morning comes, you just may be ready to tackle the upcoming workweek.  At the same time, you may start planning what your upcoming weekend may entail.

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  1. acts7 on the 23rd July

    Got a drink recipe. For you.
    I call it Martini Acts
    1 shot glass of gin.
    1/4 shot of any vodka
    2 caps of Lillet
    Rim your glass with lemon rind oil
    Drp the lemon slice in your shaker.
    Shake your ingredients. Over ice.
    Strain . And pour.
    Sit back and relax.

    PS if you try it will you let me know your thoughts.
    I usually do prefer Bombay Sapphire.
    But for this I actually have to have “new Amsterdam” gin.

    PS your article is great. Soon often being trapped behind a desk we forger to get out and enjoy life.

    • Bob Bessette on the 24th July

      Thanks for that recipe. I had never heard of Lillet until I just looked it up. I will have to pick some up. Thanks so much for the recipe. I’m always looking for a new drink to try especially on the weekend.

      Bob Bessette

  2. Great tips!

    It is really necessary to unwind yourself on the weekends, and make the fullest out of these weekends!


    • Bob Bessette on the 24th July

      Yes Nabeel. I’m trying to do just that today and tomorrow. I love the weekends!

      Bob Bessette

  3. IMVUCheatsUser on the 7th August

    Sound like a great idea. however, i can not do that… would take a lot of my time. 🙁

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