After a long week of working, meeting deadlines, hustling, and busting; weekends are the perfect time to indulge in self-care activities to unwind, rejuvenate and relax.


No, self-care is not selfish. It is just a way to look after oneself and prioritise one’s mental, physical, and emotional health.

When you invest time in your well-being, you radiate positive energy and make a positive impact on the people around you.

Without further ado, here are some self-care activities to try this weekend.

  • Nap

Resting and sleeping are one of the important self-care activities you should indulge in this weekend.

During the week, you rarely give your body the right amount of sleep needed so this weekend is a perfect time to enjoy some rest.

Take a nap and rest. Sleeping is productive. Our cognitive functions, mood, and memory improve while we sleep.

  • Cook and enjoy healthy meals

The workdays tend to be very hectic and demanding so you probably didn’t think of cooking or eating good food. These days, we mostly rely on junk which is not too good for our health.

This weekend is the perfect time to eat healthily. If you enjoy cooking, get to work in the kitchen this weekend and prepare that food you have been craving for.

If you can’t cook at home, visit your favorite restaurant and try out a new healthy recipe.

  • Have a spa day

Give yourself a nice treat to the spa this weekend and pamper yourself, because you absolutely deserve it.


The facials, massages, pedicures, and manicures will make you feel renewed and relaxed.

After the spa date, you will definitely be resuming work looking more energized and rejuvenated.

  • Stay away from social media

Social media and technology can be a source of stress and distraction. So this weekend, take a social media break.

With everything going on in the world, it’s important to step back from the media and people’s opinions. This will help focus on you.


So this weekend, ditch your social media and turn off your phone. Be present in the moment, enjoy the moment and your company.

  • Journal

Journaling is one of the most underrated self-care activities. It helps reduce anxiety, manage stress, and cope with depression.

During the week, we are too busy to journal but during the weekend we have enough time to relax and write out what we feel.

Reflect on your week, your goals, your blessings, and all the good things in your life.


Journaling lets you clarify your emotions and better understand your thoughts and feelings. So journal this weekend and enter next week feeling on top of it all.

  • Plan a mini vacation

Have you been thinking about going on a vacation to unwind and destress?

The weekend is the perfect time to go on a short vacation or even a staycation. Pick a place you have been wanting to visit and go on that vacation.

As you know, traveling is the best way to unwind so book that ticket for the weekend.

  • Connect with loved ones

Due to the hustle and bustle of the work days, we forget to check up on ourselves not to talk of our loved ones.

But the human connection is so important. This weekend, try and spend your time with people who care about you.

Call or visit your friend, family, or any loved one to check up on them, talk to them about your feelings and worries; let it all out.

Speaking to loved ones can actually boost your mood and relieve your anxiety.

  • Declutter and arrange

A clear space can make you feel a lot better after the week’s stress as your environment influences your mood.

This weekend, try to make time out to declutter, clean, and arrange your room.

Funnily enough, decluttering helps boost the ability to focus and process information, as well as increased productivity.

  • Revisit your hobbies

Hobbies should be an important part of your self-care routine, but during the week, we’re often busy with work, school, and other life tasks.

So, add working towards your hobbies as a weekend self-care idea list.

Whatever it is that makes you happy and that you have not done for a while now, revisit it and put a smile on your face.

  • Take a walk

Escape outdoors and live in the present moment with a walk somewhere beautiful and refreshing.

While at it, you can also listen to an inspiring podcast or better still your favorite playlist, or enjoy the sounds of nature for a relaxing weekend.

Remember, self-care should not be a one-time activity, you should try to integrate it into your daily lives.

Taking deliberate actions to care for oneself helps mentally, physically, or emotionally.

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