Weekend Detox and De-Stress Routine – Weekdays can be really stressful – long working hours, studying sessions, project dues, and being cold outside really doesn’t help. We all need at least one day of detox, de-stress and wellness.
Here are my Top 5 Tips for Weekend Detox and De-Stress:
“Obviously! Like I need a guide for that.” you might think BUT I know so many people that worry they will waste their only free day sleeping, that they snooze and snooze and snooze. GIVE YOUR ALARM A BREAK! Your friends and chores can wait a little longer. Let your body recover. Don’t go get up straight, stay a little longer and snuggle with your loved one (human or pet).
2. Go for a run.
Let’s be honest, who has time to exercise and work full-time. That’s why I use my days off to go for a run and get my body working. There is nothing better than a 30 min run in the morning to boost you with energy and set you up for a great day. After that, you can go home and stay in all day with no regrets because you accomplished something today.
3. Detox – cleanse your body.
Opting for quick, unhealthy food during the week is understandable. That’s why on the weekend we should put more thought in the food that we eat.
I like to start the day with a big glass of water with freshly squeezed lemon juice. After that is time for breakfast. Here is an example of a cleansing, healthy, and nutritious smoothie, perfect for breakfast:
Green Detox Smoothie
- 1 cucumber, peeled
- 1-2 apples, sliced
- 1 small piece of fresh ginger, grated or chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- 2 cups of spinach or kale
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/2 cup of water
Put all ingredients in a blender and.. blend.
For lunch, I will usually make myself a salad with fresh veggies and chia seeds or a power bowl with quinoa or bulgur and roasted veggies.
Dinner tonight will be a Bosnian pita, that I made with my mother-in-law. And by that I mean she made it and I watched :D. It was yummy!
Don’t forget to drink a lot of water!
4. Do something that you love.
Whether that’s going out with friends, reading a good book, catching up on your favorite TV Series, playing board games with the whole family or cooking/baking. It will help your mind relax and recharge.
If you are a cooking lover, this would be the best time for a weekly food prep.
5. Have some me-time.
Before I go to bed I like to have a long relaxing bath, put on a facial mask and watch a lot of youtube. It is my me-time, super relaxing and it helps me fully free my mind. In the morning, I am ready to start the new week feeling fresh and motivated.
What are your tips for a relaxing weekend? Share them in the comments, I would love to try them out!