1. Spend Time With Loved Ones.
Spending time with your loved ones goes beyond just building and sustaining a relationship. It actually develops a lasting positive impact on your emotional and social development. So what will you do with your family this weekend? Well, here’s what we suggest:
Have a family dinner. This ritual is also said to encourage healthy eating habits, per the experts at Harvard University. More importantly, this family dinner date strengthens bonds and improves the overall family dynamics.
2. Read A Book
Reading researchers as far back as the 1960s have discussed what’s known as “the Matthew effect”, a term that refers to biblical verse Matthew 13:12: “Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”
The Matthew effect sums up the idea that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer — a concept that applies as much to vocabulary, as it does to money.
Researchers have found that students who read books regularly, beginning at a young age, gradually develop large vocabularies and vocabulary size can influence many areas of your life, from scores on standardized tests to college admissions and job opportunities.
A 2019 poll conducted by Cengage showed that 69% of employers are looking to hire people with “soft” skills, including the ability to communicate effectively. Reading books is the best way to increase your exposure to new words, learned in context.
3. Prepare For The New Week.
Planning for the next week is a healthy habit to form as it keeps you from rush and pressure on a monday morning. Think about what you have to do next week and write them down. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with everything you need to do, this will give you a clear vision and prepare you for what’s to come. After you do that, you can start prioritizing and taking notes in your planner. You’ll feel more confident to achieve your goals for the new week.
If you want to stay healthy, experts recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise throughout the week, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise. While you spend your weekdays grinding, making deals happen or hustling; you should also consider taking out time during the weekend to exercise, it will help you stay in shape and keep you physically and mentally fit.
5. Listen To Music
Listening to music can decrease levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Studies show that people’s immune systems are boosted when they actively participate in making music by playing various percussion instruments and singing. We have curated a special playlist called “Good Music Friday” accessible on Apple Music. You should listen to it and thank us later!