How relaxing can be the best way to get the most out of a long weekend.

Some people can feel overwhelmed looking ahead to a long weekend.  From feeling excited about having a few days off and being able to do things with family and friends and having time to relax; to feeling overwhelmed about all the things around the house you need to catch up on and the task of planning what you will be doing. Don’t worry, there is no need to feel overwhelmed, we can help you through it!

The long weekend offers you time off to help restore your well-being giving you time to get quality rest to restore your health.  The rat race can take its toll on our bodies and a long weekend is a great time to get some extra zzz’s on the deck, in a hammock or under a tree.  Get your energies charged up again so you can start back the following week with lots of energy!  By working long hours and taking care of family responsibilities your regular daily routines during the week can contribute to a decrease in your general well being.  But by partaking in social activities over the long weekend it will give you a chance to get reconnected and have some good laughs with friends and family.

Here are just a few ideas we came up with on activities you can do with your family & friends (feel free to add your own to the list):

  • Go low tech – how about Frisbee at the park?
  • Summer is a great time to check out the drive in and catch a movie
  • Go to a local sporting event – mini or major league game
  • Go Camping
  • Spend time at a cottage
  • Go to a Concert
  • Visit a nature preserve
  • Go to the beach
  • Go for a picnic
  • Have dinner at a new restaurant or with exotic cuisine
  • Invite friends over and host a fun, but casual get together
  • Anyone up for Capture the Flag?
  • Plan a Treasure Hunt
  • Volunteer
  • Check out the stars
  • Take up a new hobby
  • Watch old movies
  • Even washing the car can be fun

There are lots of activities for you and your family & friends to enjoy this weekend, but if you are still not sure take a look in your local newspaper for festivals and events happening right in your own city.

Whatever you do just remember to enjoy yourself!

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