Happy weekend, everyone!
Fall sports and activities have begun and the schedule seems to be filling up quickly at my house, so I am thinking ahead about how to make sure I hang on to a little bit of the relaxed feeling of summer during the busy weeks and months ahead.
Here are 3 very simple ways to make your weekend feel like a relaxing break from the regular, even busier, work-week.
Have you ever tried this? My kids would definitely freak out, but it might be worth it.
Napping. Do you like to nap on the weekends? I can only nap for 30 minutes or else I wake up too tired and my day is wrecked! Here is a great article on how to nap effectively.
A plan to have even just one meal together on the weekend, since it seems harder and harder to find a time for everyone to eat together during the week – even if it means taking them out to dinner. Here’s a funny article about what happens when Forced Family Fun becomes Free Family Fun from the lovely Ronna Benjamin at BetterAfter50.com!
If weekend family brunch is your thing, maybe pancakes are in order. Have you seen these amazing pancakes?
More cool pancakes and photo source: http://www.saipancakes.com/
If you just want to make pretty designs, a squirt bottle is all you need!
Photo source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/149392912609023256/
When my kids were little, I would make designs with the pancake batter and let them guess which Pokemon character I had made – even though I had no idea what I was doing.
Guess what? They were always right! (Amazing!)
And they thought I was a rock star pancake-maker! We all felt good. Win-win!
Thinking through what you want the weekend to feel like ahead of time and taking steps to make it happen seems to be key to happier weekends.
What does your weekend usually feel like?
Do you sometimes find yourself exhausted at the end of the weekend? Me too. Arrrrg. I hate it when that happens!
How do you keep weekend-burnout from happening at your house?
I hope this weekend makes you feel refreshed and ready for next week!
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