It may be summer, but chances are you don’t get the full summer off to recoup anymore. Instead, we’re stuck with a measly couple of days a week to unwind from all the stressors of work—so here’s how to make the most of it!
1. Don’t Hit Snooze
Unless your body is in deep recovery mode (from overtraining or just a little too much fun on Friday night)—it’s best to wake up at the same time you do throughout the week. This allows your body to maintain its circadian rhythms over time. Although we don’t usually like thinking about Monday mornings on a Saturday, your workday wakeup will benefit tremendously from skipping the snooze button on the weekend.
If you need a little extra support in the energy department, instead of sleeping in, try waking up with L-Theanine + Caffeine 2-in-1 softgels. This jitter-free formula supports focused energy levels and alertness without the crash of coffee or energy drinks to help you start your day of relaxation off right.
2. Check Off Your To-Do List
It’s difficult to relax with a mile-long to-do list looming over your shoulder. But throughout a tough week at work, you may have left some dishes here, some clothes there. Maybe your mom is expecting a phone call, but you’ve been putting it off for who knows when. Well, when is now!
Rip the band-aid off—your mind will feel so much tidier once your space has been uncluttered. Get it done in the morning so you can spend the rest of your time relaxing the way you should.
3. Get Your Blood Pumping
Whether you’re a gym beast or a once-in-a-whiler, you shouldn’t always treat your day of rest as a rest day. Break up the monotony of the week with a fun and novel workout like a Pilates, spin, or dance class; a hike; swimming; roller blading—anything that gets your blood pumping and your face grinning.
You don’t have to do too much, but if you want to add a little sweat to your sweat sesh, try adding some Sweet Sweat gel to your target areas. Your elevated heart rate will activate the Sweet Sweat and promote additional circulation to the areas applied.
4. Perform (at least) One Intentional Act of Self Care
So you’ve woken up early, done errands, and worked out—you’re asking when the relaxation kicks in. Now’s your time to shine. Spray some liquid elderberry for a yummy boost to your immune system while you soak in the tub, catch up on your Netflix, or buy some candles and light them while you spend 2 hours on a skincare routine.
Whatever it is, make sure to take time for yourself. Because really, that’s what the weekend is all about.