Busy 24/7? Here’s the best way to unwind every weekend for the rest of your life 

unwind every weekend

Hey girl! If you’ve stumbled upon this, you’re ready to break free from the relentless routine that comes with being a go-getter. And let’s be real, constantly counting down to the weekend so we can finally unwind is a vibe we all know too well, right? Trust me, I’m right there with you!

As a fellow busy babe in this capitalist society, I have come to accept the fact that working will always be a thing, and I have to learn to live with it. But that’s just until I win the lotto and disappear to a private island with my girls. In the meantime, there is money to be made, and I will make it. If you’re just like me and you’re still trying to find a way to unwind after a long week of work, you’ve come to the right place. 

In this article, I will share the best and easiest ways to unwind after a long week of turmoil at the office, setting you up for a productive and supercharged Monday. 

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Do nothing 

Why do you want to do anything when you can sit back, relax, and be a couch potato? You’ve spent your entire week doing stuff and moving around so, for two whole days (or three if you count Fridays), be the couch potato you genuinely are (no judgment, of course) 


If you insist on doing something, let it be light-hearted and laughter-inducing. Life is short, and while many people might piss you off throughout the week, make a conscious effort to create those smile lines. Do this by spending quality time with the people who bring out the loudest laughs and the most mischievous giggles out of you. Also, don’t hold back; laugh to your heart’s content! 


Stay! Off! Your! Phone! I know it’s almost impossible to do that, but it is possible! Let go of your phone or, at least, be very minimal in its usage. Don’t be chronically online. Sometimes, you can go outside and touch grass (a reality check is necessary every so often). If you stay plugged throughout the week and on the weekends, you will end up with digital overload, which can be exhausting. So, let go and keep in touch with reality. 

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Be grateful 

When life’s hustle and bustle ramp up, I take a moment to count my blessings. You might lean towards jotting these down in your journal over the weekend, but personally, I prefer saying them out loud (given that my days are usually filled with writing). Voicing my gratitude helps me remember just how blessed and fortunate I am to have so much goodness in my life, instantly lifting my spirits. It’s a fantastic way to unwind. You should give it a go, too!

Deep breaths 

As we all know, life can get hectic. In fact, it is very hectic, and it is very easy to get overwhelmed with everything. So, sometimes, to unwind, I take a deep breath for five seconds (or five heartbeats), hold for five seconds and release for five. I do this with my eyes closed, and I breathe through my mouth. Believe me when I say it works like magic! I feel calm almost instantly, and the burden doesn’t feel much like a burden after a while. So, breathe! 

Engage a hobby 

A hobby, even the simplest weekend pleasure like solo dance parties in your room, experimenting with new pancake flavours, or learning to fold an origami bird, can be a fantastic way to unwind. It should be something small yet exciting and enjoyable for you. Embrace a hobby that suits your personality, a weekend escape that keeps you coming back for more until you find yourself wanting to do nothing else.

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Move your body

Taking this advice from Folu Storm’s Work Life interview is probably the best thing I’ve done for myself. Ensure you move your body and adopt child-like habits. Walk that distance, climb those stairs, and move around because you have one body and must treat it right! 

At the end of the day, as I always say, all work and no play makes Marie a dull girl, but all work and no rest will get Marie all the way to a hospital bed. So, take regular breaks to unwind if you want to keep the fire going!


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