Is it possible to stop thinking about work on the weekends? Maybe not entirely, as you probably know. However, if you’re planning on working weekends, chances are you care about your job, which means you probably have a pretty decent work ethic. So take a step back and realize that the weekend is a time for you to breathe. While you might be nervous about getting rid of some of that stress at work next weekend, you can check out some of the tips below for help. Go ahead, it’s good.
Find (old) friends:
Of course, work will inevitably be part of the discussion, but help them help you forget about the work week. Maybe you could sign up for a quiz session at your local bar or enjoy some good ol ‘board games; spin your brain in a direction other than work. Try a new restaurant: maybe it could go hand in hand with meeting an old friend. Try your luck with new cuisine and enjoy the best that your city has to offer!
Have fun in the sun:
Speaking of what your city has to offer, if you live in an area (or near an area) known as a certain tourist hotspot, take advantage (hike, zip line, etc.). The intensity of an exciting game date will definitely help clear your mind!
One of the best forms of exercise for your body, this calm sport can also help you think about the positive and avoid the negative. However, any form of exercise is great!
Sleep a little:
Weekends can be a great time to go to bed early and catch up on some much-needed rest. Recovery is the key to getting you started on Monday.
Remember, work isn’t everything:
Of course, that’s easier said than done, but rewarding yourself helps a person stay sane. Seriously. It is so hard to feel accomplished these days, so when you finish a successful work week, congratulate yourself and take the weekend off to think about the other things in life.
Do what you love to do:
Going to watch a movie! Shell hunt! Take part in mini-golf! Did I just describe a date? May be. You just do yourself, and have fun. If this activity happens to be a date, so be it. I mean, you are trying to distract yourself from work! Be alone (a little): Find a quiet room for yourself and just mediate; Meditation, which certainly takes some effort, is a great form of thinking that helps you stay positive and can also help reinforce another point on this list: work isn’t everything.
The more you tell yourself to stop thinking about something (work on weekends) the more important that thought becomes, so recognize that these thoughts are natural and move on. And remember, the suggestions above are just a few general suggestions, so do whatever helps you relax and forget about work on the weekends.
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