How do you spend weekends? What are your favorite ways to recharge?

I guess that it can depend so much on the season and period in life... but would still be great to hear and exchange some ideas and motivation :)

kelijoboneymba's profile thumbnail
My go-to is getting away from the city and into some nature. I turn off any phone notifications so I can "disconnect" and always bring a book just in case a find a good spot to relax and read. I live near a few waterways so I'll bring my dog and she can play in the water while I chill nearby. I also like to do guided tours so it's something I don't have to plan; I just show up and enjoy.
Mirna's profile thumbnail
oh nature is such a great way to recharge, and so are dogs :)) what kind of dog do you have? and close to what waterways do you live? I love hearing about what beautiful things exist near other people's home-places, it is always so inspiring to see diversity of our environments :)
kelijoboneymba's profile thumbnail
I’m in near Sacramento, California. Lots of rivers, creeks, and trails within a 45 minute drive. My dog is a cattledog mix. Lots of energy for outdoor adventure lol
BrianaBrownell's profile thumbnail
I like to spend Saturday and Sunday mornings reading or on hobbies. My husband and I usually have a leisurely brunch one of the days.
Mirna's profile thumbnail
sounds very relaxing :) what are your hobbies? and do you do brunch at home or go out?
claremc14's profile thumbnail
I like to spend my weekends recharging from the week before. I spend time with loved ones and try to get out and be active. Additionally, as a student I spend a good amount of time on homework, but try to incorporate breaks into my study time so the weekend can still feel a bit like a break.
Mirna's profile thumbnail
what do you do to "get out and be active"? sounds like hiking, or? :)
claremc14's profile thumbnail
I love going on hikes during the summer! During the winter any type of run or walk for fresh air is nice!
maggiewolff's profile thumbnail
I'm in grad school part-time so my weekends are spent studying and working on assignments/projects. I never really recharge, so Monday morning rolls around and ... yeah. I graduate in June ... can't come soon enough.
Mirna's profile thumbnail
I hope you at least find some mini-ways to recharge regularly <3 :)
daniroo's profile thumbnail
doing things that genuinely give me joy and that I have FUN doing! for me that's social dancing, playing tennis/sports outside when it's sunny...or more recently sailing :)
Mirna's profile thumbnail
oooh wonderful that you get to sail near home :) where do you live? how is sailing there? I live in Croatia and sailing is spectacular here (a lot of beautiful islands near by eachother, and usually quite good weather, no big waves, but always a bit of wind) - however, I live 1.5h from the nearest seaside place and weekend sailing is not easy to organise :/ so I usually end up doing it once-twice per year for a week or so....So am a bit jealous that you can do it at weekends too :)))))
katerinc's profile thumbnail
Hi Mirna, for me the best recharge is always to go to the nature and disconnect.I usually go hiking, or in winter skiing, snowshoeing. In general even going to smaller town for a walk recharges me well.If I'm not in the great outdoors, I start the day slow, Reading paper book while having tea. And making time for some yoga practice.
jessicap's profile thumbnail
I am notoriously terrible at having an 'off switch' - I just spent the weekend preparing my tax documents to have my tax advisor and preparer do for me and my SO. As a former CPA I always did them myself - this year I am handing over the control to someone else!I try to spend at least 90 mins + outside each day of the weekend, preferably a physical activity. I also try to carve out time for therapy practices like meditation, visualization, and journaling. I still find myself thinking / strategizing about work or more recently thinking about my next career moves - at least I try to do this when I am out walking or hiking, haha! Looking to planning more mini-escapes like weekends out of town exploring somewhere new even if its a day trip or a single overnight.How do you all TURN OFF your brains?!!?
Mirna's profile thumbnail
hihi for turning the brain off, for me two strategies work: or tire it out with (long and intense) physical activity, or find it a "bait" to redirect it to (meaning, engaging it with something that is immersive and interesting enough to keep it focused, while light and not stretching it too much - an example again being sports but ones where I need a bit more focus on skill, creating something eg creative writing, reading a book, having a meaningful conversations about topic that is provoking me to think a bit more actively etc). While I hope sharing my "go-to" ways to switch off the brains might give you at least a small new idea, I would say - in the end, the question is what works for you, and the best way to learn that is to ask "when did I turn off my brain, and it worked wonderfully?" hihi and learn from your own "successful" example :)))) Having that said, when I keep going back to thinking about work, usually it means that my pace is a bit too high over the past weeks, and my brain too used to that high pace... so a solution is also to create more off "empty space" during the week, or plan a big longer vacation. But I guess that might be individual tendency, I guess it can also just mean that you brain "freed by nature" got in creative problem solving mode and is throwing career-ideas at you :D
saminasyd's profile thumbnail
I go for morning walk or jog for at least half an hour after dropping my son to school. The morning sun is a blessing and the parks fresh green grass cools the eyes. On weekends , I go hiking with family or play tennis.
nikimrvelj's profile thumbnail
I like to think of my weekend as a reset instead of a recharge! If I'm looking for 2 days to recharge after 5 days; it may be a signal to say something is wrong in the 5 days (maybe it's a 1-off tight deadline but what if we're stretching ourselves too thin!). My go-to on the weekend is fresh-air; whether it be a hike, leaving the city to catch coffee and breakfast in another smaller city. Something outside and in the sun to soak up vitamin D! The other absolute must is a workout; having a good sweat clears out the body and the mind. It pumps up the endorphins and has you feeling like you can accomplish anything coming ahead!
Mirna's profile thumbnail
:) interesting point of view, thanks for sharing :) I am thinking recharge/reset thing might be a bit matter of personal terminology? But it's also great to take it as interesting food for thoughts :)
jenjortnercassidy's profile thumbnail
In the summer months, I love getting out in my camper van. I struggle in the winter in New England with seasonal affective disorder and wanting to just lie under a blanket and not move. Like all of us, I am a work in progress...