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5 Best Ways to Relax at Home This Friday

You’ve worked hard this week and now it’s finally time to take off your suit and jump into pajamas. Congrats, you deserved it!

Are you still tired, though?

Today we present to you the best ways to relax at home this Friday (or any other day of the week) while saving your money and not leaving the front door – except maybe going to the backyard.

Know that these best ways to relax at home can be useful to you during vacation as well, so don’t limit yourself to one Friday only.

1. Organize a food party

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to have a food party. After all, who you spend your time with should be more important than the food you’ll make.

These parties can even be themed. For example, you can explore the foods of the 1920s and try to make a meal with the groceries you have today. You can play some jazz and create The Great Gatsby vibe. Or – even better – explore the foods of other countries and learn to make a new dish. This can also be a great way to strengthen the friendships you have with people who aren’t from the US.

To go a step further, pretend you’re in GGG. Your three best friends can be the judges and each of the competitors can chip in and bring the food they’ll make to your place.

Hint – food parties can also be organized online where you and your friends cook while hanging on Skype. This is an ideal solution if you’re too used to the lockdown and the thought of spending time with others makes you feel exhausted. But if filling your home with guests recharges your batteries, go for it.

2. Prepare a spa day

If you’re not up to cooking and feel like the food party won’t make you feel better, try creating the spa day in your bathroom. This is also a great moment to decide on a digital detox and combine the two best ways to relax at home.

Your spa day can consist of small pleasures, like manicure or pedicure, or you can blow it out of proportion by getting in the tub, lighting up the essence sticks, and turning on that body massager that you left forgotten in your drawer (you know which one).

Spa days are the best ways to relax at home and forget about the stressful week. And don’t be fooled, both men and women can enjoy a spa day at home. When it comes to the stress-relieving benefits of a spa day at home, these include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Mindfulness
  • Feeling better
  • Improved sleep
  • Better self-talk

Opt-in for relaxing music, dim the lights, and enjoy a day just for yourself!

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Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

3. Binge a show

Do you remember that show you had to quit because you had other things to do?

That show is still there, probably with a bunch of other episodes available for you to finally watch them.

There’s nothing wrong with indulging in a few days of sitting in front of the TV to finally see what your favorite character will do.

There’s also nothing wrong with eating that chocolate you stored in your pantry – after all, that’s what the weekend is for, right?

Don’t beat yourself if you order takeout either. This Friday and this weekend is your chance to forget about the stress in your life and devote time to yourself.

The same goes for podcasts. If you desperately wanted to hear a podcast that you had to quit, now is the time!

4. Catch up with hobbies

Just like with movies and TV shows, chances are you started a hobby but had to pause it. That’s why we’re here to remind you that hobbies are among the best ways to relax at home.

The catch with hobbies is this – they’re there to relax you. Hobbies won’t blame you for leaving them in high school and they’ll be eager to see you come back.

You don’t have to be the best at what you do as a hobby. Nobody’s chasing you, forcing you to finish on time and you know you won’t get paid (unless you’re really good at what you do/make and you decide to start selling on Etsy) so you only do it out of love or similar gratification.

When you indulge in your hobby, you know you don’t have to be perfect, which helps you accept yourself, but still prompts you to work on improving your skills.

If you don’t have any hobbies, consider finding one. While reading or watching TV can be considered a hobby, we advise you to take on some DIY project or starting something online. There are many lists of hobbies that can excite you and help you find out what you like doing in your free time.

Note another benefit of hobbies – they’re usually extremely affordable.

5. Pretend you’re a fictional character

What would Carrie Bradshaw do?

We know you probably don’t live in a fancy apartment in the city center, but that shouldn’t stop you from fantasizing, right?

Give yourself some leeway and just for a few days play pretend. Remember, we all did it as kids. It boosted our imagination, and we know that:

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Einstein

There’s nothing wrong with having a little fun by pretending you’re a fictional character. This is on our list of the best ways to relax at home because you can do it on your own, with your loved one, or with your whole family. You can imagine adventures and have fun without even leaving your living room.

The best part is – you can also take this to the bedroom – if you catch our drift.

You’ll get bonus points for costumes!

Summary

Turn this weekend into a few fun and relaxing days with your friends, family, or just yourself with these best ways to relax at home. Don’t feel pressured to leave your home, though. Lockdowns left us slightly scared of social interaction, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun at your place.

Organize a food competition, or prepare a spa day where you’ll pamper yourself from head to toe. These best ways to relax at home during the weekend will give you a well-deserved rest and you’ll be ready to face Mondays again. 

We’ll also expand our list of the best ways to relax at home, so make sure you come back to check what’s new.  

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