Unfortunately, we have to wait five long days before the weekend rolls around, meaning we need to make the most of it when it does.
As someone who feels best when she can do what she pleases without being subject to a strict Monday-like schedule, I truly breath a sigh of relief once I am done with work on Friday morning because I know two days of easy relaxation (not gonna mention that Sunday homework grind right now) are finally upon me.
So yes, I take my weekends very seriously and I hope you do, too. Let’s all take a moment to celebrate the dynamic duo of Saturday and Sunday by recounting some of the best ways to have an awesome weekend.
Magazines and me have been going strong since 2006. Given that, one of my favorite things to do on the weekend is to spend the morning reading the ones I have stockpiled throughout the week. But, to make things even more enjoyable, I read them all in bed. If you haven’t done this before, wake up, get yourself a cup of coffee or tea and climb back in bed, spending an hour or two devouring the content in your favorite publications.
Sometimes the protein or banana/egg pancakes just won’t cut it. There is no better morning than one on a crisp Saturday or Sunday to make yourself some real buttermilk pancakes (gasp!). But the best thing about them is that they are super easy to make. Most store-bought mixes only real water and a little stir.
Use the weekend as an opportunity to get out of your apartment/house to explore the places around town you don’t have enough time to get to during the week. For me, these kinds of places are typically cafes because I eventually get sick of the coffee my Keurig brews. Meet up with a friend, sit outside, sip a latte and enjoy life.
Hey guess what? Pizza–you know, that thing you’re willing to spend good money on ’cause it’s that good–is one of the easiest things you can make on your own. Even though it takes two seconds, I prefer making it on a weekend night when I can truly pay attention to putting it together. Here’s how you make it:
1.) Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Grab your favorite flatbread and every topping you want to put on top.
3.) Load the flatbread up with your toppings, but make sure you leave room around the sides for the crust!
4.) Put the flatbread right on the racks in the oven (this is essential because it makes the bread crispy)
5.) Wait no more than five minutes to take it out, and keep feeling for crispiness along the way.
Calm down from a stressful week by taking a drive downtown. If you’re downtown doesn’t have much, identity a nearby locale that does and head out there for a stroll. Who knows, you might stumble upon some hidden gems you wish you found years ago. Relaxing outings like this always put me in a better mood and get me refocused for the week ahead.