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Fun ways to relax at the weekend (without breaking the bank)

If when the weekend comes along, you find it almost impossible to relax then you are certainly not alone. So many people find themselves in the same situation that you are in right now, but there are a few things that you can do to try and give yourself the time you need to truly unwind.

Read a Book

Nothing quite compares to the feeling of being immersed in literature. It can help your mind to escape the stress of daily life and it can also help you to sharpen your brain. As if that wasn’t enough, it can help you to raise your intelligence as well. The benefits are endless and it also gives you the chance to have some peace and quiet as well. Of course, if you find it hard to find a good book then there are so many sites out there that are designed to help you find the right one for you.

Start a New TV Show

Now there are more platforms than ever for you to watch your favourite shows on. They range from Netflix to Hulu and so many more. You can sit down for hours on end and watch a full season with ease. You can do this in bed, downstairs or even on your phone when you are in the bath. Either way, nothing can quite compare to the feeling of being able to binge-watch an entire series over the weekend. If you can’t find something to watch then why not consider looking into TV air dates to see what shows are coming up?

Brain Teasers

Relaxing the body and the mind can be about changing the train of thought you have, rather than shutting it off completely. If you just find it impossible to relax because you can’t seem to sit still then you may need to work your brain a little bit. Things like crossword puzzles and even sudoku are fantastic ways for you to unwind and it can be great fun as well. If you have never tried a brainteaser before then you can download a ton of apps on your phone. You have thousands of puzzles to choose from and you would be surprised at how easy it is for you to really find something you can get stuck into.


Nature is a truly wonderful thing. It’s even more spectacular when you are able to surround yourself by it. At the weekend, why not think about going for a nice hike, or take a walk around the park? This can be a fantastic way for you to get the exercise you need and you can also enjoy the serenity of the outdoors too. If you just don’t know where to hike in your area then look online. People are always posting new hiking routes, and when you look at them for yourself, you will soon see that there really are endless options.

Let Everyone Know

An unconventional way for you to try and relax at the weekend would be for you to tell the people who you work with that you are not available for work. This will stop them from pestering you on your day off and it will also make it much easier for you to unwind. You don’t have to be rude or abrupt when you tell them this, all you have to do is politely inform them that you do not want to be bothered during this time.


When you have so much going on during the week, it can be hard for you to see your friends. A good way for you to relax would be for you to change your scenery and to also try and connect with the people who you haven’t seen in a while. You can catch up on old times and you can also tell them about everything that is going on in your life. This can work wonders for your general happiness and it also reminds you of the support network that you have as well.

Drive Around

If hiking isn’t your thing then you have nothing to worry about. You can still put yourself out there in front of nature and you can also get out of the city as well. You can go out for a drive in the countryside and you can also drive to the coast. When you do things like this, you can have a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, not to mention that you can go anywhere you want at any given moment.


If you love talk shows or even listening to the radio then podcasts are for you. You can download music to your phone or you can even listen to them on your computer. Either way, the best thing about them is that they are absolutely free and they aren’t too long either. You can find a podcast on just about anything, whether it is on economics, culinary arts or anything else of the sort.

Family Time

If you work very long hours then you may feel as though you don’t spend as much time as you could with your family. So many people find themselves in the situation that you are in right now, but the weekend is the best way for you to make up for that time. You could go on a road trip to the lake or you could even go out for ice-cream. Either way, you may know that your family loves you but it is so nice to be able to embrace that love from time to time.


There is so much technology available right now and this makes it easier than ever for you to find great recipes. You can even use step-by-step videos in order to find out whatever you need to know, and it is a fantastic way for you to learn a craft. Cooking is great for you and it is also a really good way for you to experiment with different techniques as well.

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