Fact: What you do to relax on the weekend can could be viewed as a cruel form of punishment by someone else.
Case in point? My Saturday mornings are spent in organisation mode. The recycling bin is put out. A wash is put on. The house is tidied. Those clothes I left strewn around my room during the week (because who has the willpower to take the nine seconds to hang them up in your closet after a big day at work?) are put away neatly.
All these acts combined are like chugging down a metaphorical chill pill. It’s like yoga for my little organised soul.
My partner? He’s a little the opposite. He prefers to relax in the more traditional sense of the word. He takes pleasure in reading the paper from back to front. Gives his family or friends a call. Chugs a double shot flat white. And just slowwws dowwwnnn after a massive week.
Both scenarios are most certainly relaxing, but they’re worlds – no, universes – different. To round up all of the unique and fabulous ways to relax on the weekend, I asked the Mamamia office for their take on the ‘R’ word.
1. Sleeping in.
Your weekdays and weekend days are divided by one small act: the turning on of your alarm. On weekends, caution is thrown to the wind, your alarms titled “Gym” or “Boot Camp” or “hair washing morning” are replaced by sweet nada.
Some prefer keeping their head firmly on the pillow until it’s lunchtime, while some just appreciate the sheer joy that comes with waking up, you know, when your body actually wants to wake up.
Who doesn't love a sleep in? Image: iStock.