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How to get the most from your weekends

The average weekend consists of about 60 hours, and yet for most of us they whizz by really fast. So here are five ways to make the most of your days off - just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Everyone looks forward to the weekend as a chance to spend precious time with family and friends or enjoy some “me” time. However, for many of us, our weekends are spent on chores that we haven’t had a chance to get done during our working week.

Weekends fly by and before you know it is Monday morning again. So we consulted the experts at Surrey Hills Concierge for their top tips on how to make the most out your weekends.

1/ Plan ahead

Plan fun activities ahead of the weekend. These could include dinner at your favourite restaurant, an evening at a concert, a weekend away or even a nice walk. Planning the activity ahead of time helps ensure you actually do it, and it also lets you savour the joy of anticipating something fun. Research shows we are often happier anticipating an event than we are during or after it, so this is a great way to boost your mood throughout the week too.

2/ Get moving

Schedule in some exercise. In addition to being good for your health, exercise is proven to boost positivity and energy. You could plan to go for a long walk with friends, or perhaps wake early and go for a run before the rest of the family wake up!

3/ Switch off

Impose a technology ban. It just isn’t possible to enjoy the moment when you are constantly distracted by technology. Try to dedicate at least a few hours during your weekend to not looking at your smartphone. It is all too easy to become distracted by social media and work emails and as a result, spend far less time than planned with your family and friends.

4/ Work, if you must

Schedule in work hours if required. If you do need to work at the weekend, consider a specific time in the day to work or to sort through your inbox, rather than periodically checking and replying to emails all day long. Nothing annoys your partner, friends and family more than you being constantly distracted during your limited time together.

5/ Plan your week

Avoid the Sunday night blues by planning some fun for the week ahead. This gives you something to look forward to and helps extend the weekend by keeping you focused on the fun to come, rather than on Monday morning. You could invite people round for supper, book yourself in to an early-evening exercise class or check out what will be on at the cinema.

It is well known that being successful in life requires recharging the batteries from time to time. For you to be able to fully recuperate, your weekends need to feel different from your weekdays.

If you need help organising your life the team at Surrey Hills Concierge offer lifestyle management, home management and PA services. 

surreyhillsconcierge.co.uk

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