Long Weekend Plans

These activities can leave you recharged and happier.

By Kelvin Low      30 July 2019

A common trait of “The Fully-Functioning Singaporean” is looking forward to long weekends. What is not to like about the opportunity to break out of the daily grind? To spend a long weekend lazing about would be almost criminal, or is it?

But making time for a few activities can leave you recharged and happier once the holiday has passed. Here are good examples of how you can improve your life through this well-deserved break from work.

Tackle a DIY project.

A long weekend is a great opportunity to tackle a Do-It-Yourself project. This can come in the form of painting your home, installing new lights, maintaining on your vehicle or finally getting around to cleaning and organizing your living space. Any improvement, big or small, can be well worth the time and effort in making your daily life better.

Set goals

Many wellness coaches often ask questions like: Who you’d like to be in a year, or “Where do you see yourself in the future?” Many people have only a vague sense of what they want from life. Setting goals makes it more fulfilling to work toward, and achieve as well.

Read motivational books

Having a hard time staying motivated lately? Spending time to read inspirational articles to discover ideas, tactics and new habits that will help you achieve your life goals. By doing so, reading can boost your confidence and help in developing a more positive outlook towards life

Host a potluck gathering

Invite a few friends over for good conversation over food. You only have to prepare plates, utensils and a place to eat. A potluck gathering allows everyone to chat and enjoy time together with a minimum amount of stress.

Update your resume and cover letter

Even if you’re not actively seeking a new job, it’s never a bad idea to have your resume and cover letter up to date. Hiring companies are always looking out for new talent, and a modern, up-to-date resume is one way to stand out from the crowd. Treat it as your professional outfit.


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