From taking time for yourself to seeing your city from a new angle, switch up your weekly rhythm with our seven-day guaranteed good mood plan.
Monday - Enjoy some relaxation
Hands up - how many of us wake up on Monday morning even more tired than we were at the end of the week? Getting back into the office rhythm after a holiday can be hard, so treat yourself to a relaxing bath followed by an early night to ensure you start the week off in a positive way.
Tuesday - Get active
When it comes to finding the perfect sport for you, it’s important to create a sense of routine so that your body stays motivated even when your mind isn’t. Whether it’s trying out a new class or just going for a run with your iPod, exercise is the perfect way to unwind after a long day at work.
Wednesday - Feed my curiosity
Taking care of your mind is just as important as taking care of your body, so this season, make a commitment to spending more time exploring hobbies and interests you’re passionate about. Museums, theatres and art galleries often have late-night events running midweek, so whether you go on your own or take a friend, give yourself something to look forward to when you get off work. Even listening to a podcast, watching a TedX talk or following a YouTube series on your commute will help to stimulate your intellectual curiosity.
Thursday - Listen to my inner self
If you’re new to the world of meditation, getting rid of old bad habits and starting the new season with a positive mindset will work wonders for your mood. Practising breathing exercises will not only help you manage stress and improve your quality of sleep, but the mental clarity provided by deep, regular breaths will help you make better, more confident decisions at work and at home. Apps such as Breathing Zone are a great way to help you integrate mindfulness into your daily life.
Friday - Pamper my body
Staying in is the new going out! Instead of heading out straight from the office, treat yourself to a pamper session - a visit to the salon, an after-work massage, or just a face mask/manicure in your own bathroom - so you wake up feeling like a million dollars on Saturday morning. What better way to start the weekend?
Saturday - Be a tourist
Saturdays were made for exploring, so up and at ‘em! Regardless of where you live, there are certain to be neighbourhoods you’ve never seen before, so make it your mission today to find your new favourite thing to do. A restaurant you’ve passed but never eaten at, a bookshop tucked away up a side street, an exhibition you’ve never had the time to see… becoming a tourist in your own city for a day has the power to completely change your perspective.
Sunday - Take it to the kitchen
Instagram’s ‘meal prep’ trend isn’t going away anytime soon, so take advantage of a quiet Sunday to consider your meals for the coming week. If you’re lucky enough to have a local farmer’s market in your area, try buying an ingredient you’ve never cooked with before, or get inspired with a new recipe you’ve always wanted to try. After all, there are few better ways to relax than a leisurely afternoon at the dinner table with family and friends.