Make Your Weekend More Meaningful By Doing These 5 Things

It’s understandable when all you want to do during the weekend is sleep, especially after a stressful week of work. Many of us view the weekend as our only opportunity to sleep in until noon and order take out for every meal. But this behavior is actually what causes our weeks to drag on, and maybe makes you feel like you’re lacking in energy most of the time. It may seem crazy to set an alarm on a Saturday morning, especially when your bed seems to be calling to you, but shockingly enough there are much better ways to spend your time. By incorporating these 5 things into your weekend routine, you’ll actually make those two days much more meaningful, and overall have a much more enjoyable week.

Plan ahead. The main reason for laziness throughout a weekend is a lack of planning ahead. It’s easy to pass your time doing nothing when you have no plans, so make an effort to schedule plans ahead of time so you’re more likely to actually get things accomplished. Whether you have plans to be productive and get that much needed spring cleaning done, or you have more exciting plans to go out to dinner and a movie with your friend group, you’re much more likely to actually do these things if you’re held accountable. So make a to-do list before the weekend even starts, or call your favorite restaurant to make dinner reservations.

Set an alarm. This might be one of the hardest things to do on this list, but do your best not to sleep your weekend days away. Set an alarm for your normal wake up time, or maybe just an hour after you normally rise for the day. It will feel great to spend a morning being productive by going for a run or eating a healthy breakfast, rather than snoozing your time away.

See the people you love. The weekend should be a time to see the people you miss during the week. Make plans with your parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, significant other, and close friends. If you live with family, and see them throughout the week, still do your best to spend some quality time during the weekend. Plan a trip out of town, or just go for brunch on Sunday morning. But seeing the people that make you happy is a sure fire way to make your weekend days more meaningful.

Try something new. It’s a wonderful thing to have hobbies, but don’t get in a rut with the same thing every single weekend. Try something new – go to a fitness class you might not normally be comfortable with, or head out for a hike when you would normally just chill on the couch. Keep your life exciting and spice things up by taking on new interests and hobbies.

Get a good dose of alone time. If you’re constantly surrounded by people throughout the week, which many of us are, spend some quality time to yourself doing something productive. Especially if you work in a customer service position, spending time alone and focusing on self care is crucial. Even just taking a relaxing bubble bath with a glass of white wine can help you unwind from a stressful week surrounded by people.

Best Upcoming Phones and What They Have To Offer

When it comes to your cell phone, it seems like it can accomplish just about anything. With the new tech advancements, even a basic phone has some sweet features that never could have been imagined by cell phone users a decade ago. The heavy clunky cellular devices of the past can’t compare to the slim, sleek, and shiny cell phones of the modern world. If you’re on the market for a new phone, check out the best upcoming phones of 2018 and 2019 and what each one has to offer.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Galaxy Note 9 is due to be released on August 9th, 2018, and many people are marking their calendars, waiting anxiously for this day to come. The hype around the Note 9 is well deserved; this new model features an even larger screen than the previous version – 6.4 inches – and has a higher capacity battery life. In addition, it has faster wireless charging, and the enhanced dual-camera system takes crystal clear photos. If you’re a Samsung user, be sure to check out the Note 9.

Samsung Galaxy X

If you have enough patience to wait for the Galaxy X release date, by all means do it. This Samsung model has even more advanced features than the Note 9, including its ability to fold and unfold. The phone is rumored to be a 5 inch phone, but will actually have foldable edges that can transform it into an 8 inch tablet. Nobody knows for sure what the Galaxy X will look like, but if you’re interested in both a phone and a tablet in one device, this one is worth considering.

Apple iPhones

There has been tons of speculation around the new Apple phones of 2018, but nobody knows for sure what these phones will be called. It’s been thought that there will be significant upgrades to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, so potentially will be deemed the 9 and 9 Plus. These new phones will be released in September 2018, and are thought to feature larger than life screens with high pixel counts. Other than that, everything people have said about these new iPhones is just speculation.

Google Pixel 3 and 3XL<

The next Google phones that are scheduled to be released on October 4th will be called the Pixel 3 and 3XL. All Google models are first to receive security and feature updates, and many people are most excited for the triple camera set up on each of these phones. The Pixel 3 will be 5.4 inches and the XL will be a much larger 6.2 inches.

LG V40 ThinQ

LG users should be extremely excited about the company’s upcoming model, the V40 ThinQ. It might be the first smartphone to run on the Android P operating system, and its large 6.1 inch screen is equipped with 5 camera lenses. With 64GB of storage and a long lasting battery life, the V40 should be on your list of phones to watch out for. Keep your eye out for it in mid-August of 2018.