4 Ways to Have a Fun and Enjoyable Weekend

Your weekend days are meant to be pleasurable and rewarding. It’s a chance to do as you please and catch up on what you didn’t have time for during the busy week.

How fun and enjoyable your weekends are is up to you. You must take the following steps if you want to ensure your days off are satisfying. Put these ideas into action and you’ll be on your way to having pleasant weekends and feeling ready to go back to work when Monday rolls around.

Make a to-do list

It’s wise to have a plan and not always wing it on the weekends. You can have fun and enjoyable days off when you feel like you’re being productive. It may be a good opportunity to grocery shop and meal prep for the weekend or to update your wardrobe. Have a short list of items that you want to tackle and will be reasonable to do and then commit to checking them off so you feel like you made progress on your days off.

Plan activities

If you want to have fun and not be bored over the weekend then you must plan for it. Think about what may be enjoyable and what you want to do so you have a good idea of how you’ll spend your time when the week is over. For instance, you may want to go shopping, have a picnic with your friends, or go see a South African Rugby match. In this case, you’ll want to plan ahead so you can reserve your tickets and decide who you want to take to watch rugby with you.

Get some sleep and rest

Your weekends are the perfect opportunity to catch up on your sleep and take care of your mental health. Lack of sleep and feeling tired may make you feel unmotivated and not ready to tackle your weekend projects. Therefore, try to stick to a sleep schedule by going to bed and getting up around the same time as you do during the week. Staying up late on the weekends may backfire and you might feel drained when it’s time to go back to work on Monday. Don’t be afraid to put your feet up and take a few naps throughout the weekend as well so you can regroup and recharge before moving onto the next activity.

Take a break from working

You can also have a fun and enjoyable weekend by taking a break from your job and working. It may be tempting to check your email but try to avoid it. You’ll feel better and can reduce your stress when you give yourself a real break away from your work responsibilities. Remind yourself that you can check and return messages on Monday when you return to your job. If there are weekends when you do have to work then make sure you limit how long you do so and try hard to not get too caught up in it. Your weekend will be more fun and enjoyable when you practice work-life balance and make time for yourself and having a personal life.  

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Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut? Maybe you’ve been “stuck” at home for weeks thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe you’re feeling burnt out at work. Or, maybe you’ve just been feeling uninspired for a while. 

If that’s the case, you’re not alone. One survey found that 70% of workers are unmotivated at their job. But, it can easily go far beyond that. If you’re unmotivated and uninspired in your everyday life, that can easily turn into stress or even depression. 

So, what can you do to find inspiration every day? Let’s look at five tips you can put into practice.

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One solution could be to work out at home away from the gaze of other people. However, you shouldn’t have to restrict yourself this way. The best solution is to address why you feel unattractive. Do you feel too fat or frumpy? Do you sweat profusely? Does your face get too red? All of these problems may be able to be fixed by changing what you wear and how you compose yourself. Below are just a few ways to look good as you work out.

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Starting the new year with safety as a priority, Safeguard continues with its efforts in aiding Filipinos with proper hand hygiene education. The brand acknowledges the importance of the delivery economy and safety in mobilization most especially at this time. In line with its consistent efforts for a SAFE Philippines, there couldn’t be a better time for Safeguard to partner with Grab Philippines to ensure that driver-partners are also part of the #SafeWash movement.

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Turning 30 is scary for a lot of people. They see it as the end of their youth when they need to start getting serious about life. Many people assume that it all goes downhill when you turn 30 and you can no longer do any of the fun things that you enjoyed when you were in your twenties. The good news is, that isn’t the case at all and turning 30 isn’t the end of the world. 

However, you are getting older and you should start taking responsibility for your future and your health, which means dropping some bad habits. We all have bad habits and it’s so easy to continue with them for the rest of your life. But if you take this opportunity to change those habits sooner rather than later, you will live a much happier, healthier lifestyle.

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A recent survey shows that 53% of those who reported these symptoms do not know that what they were experiencing could be early signs of nerve damage or neuropathy. They unknowingly carry on with their everyday tasks without thinking about the long-term irreversible effects of this condition. Even worse, they tend to self-medicate without proper diagnosis.

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5 Ways to Make Protein Shakes Taste 10 Times Better

Protein shakes are great if you’re trying to build muscle – or even if you want a nutritious snack that also keeps you hydrated between meals. They’ve become very popular in the last few years but some people absolutely hate them. When made badly, protein shakes have a horrible taste that often makes you gag. So, you’re about to see some suggestions that will drastically improve the taste of your protein shakes!

Use a blender

Firstly, use a blender to mix the shake up. Loads of people hate protein shakes because the powder doesn’t mix properly and you get little clumps. This is what makes you gag and puts you off them for life. With a blender, everything is blitzed up without a problem.

Add coffee

Coffee is an excellent flavor to add to your protein shakes. Why? Because it’s overpowering! If you have coffee in a recipe, you best believe it will be the dominant flavor. Make a cup of coffee using your normal coffee machine, then pour it into your shake mixture. Blend it all up and you’ve got yourself a tasty shake that perks you up in the morning. For this reason, it’s probably best you saved this idea for morning protein shakes. If you want to have one later in the day, you could use decaffeinated coffee or try a different idea instead. 

Add peanut butter

Speaking of powerful flavors, peanut butter is brilliant in protein shakes. Again, it overpowers almost every other flavor, so it cancels out the bad protein taste. Or, as you can see on steelsupplements.com, you could buy peanut butter flavored protein. This saves you from adding it to the mixture and can prevent it from getting too thick. Either way, peanut butter is a flavoring you need to add.

Add fruit

Again, fruit is a fantastic addition to protein shakes. Not only does it boost the nutritional value of the drink, but it also adds more flavor. Banana is a strong flavor to add, as is raspberry. Or, you could add a mixture of fruits to blend some flavors and really disguise the protein taste!

Serve it cold

Finally, you need to serve your protein shakes cold. There are a couple of ways you can do this. Firstly, make the shake and put it in the fridge for an hour or so. Then, take it out and drink a cold shake. Secondly, you can add ice to the shake – either while it’s blending or after. The choice is yours but cold protein shakes taste so much nicer than lukewarm ones. It’s the same as any drink really; it’s a lot easier to drink and more enjoyable when it’s cold. 


So, these five changes can improve your protein shakes by some distance. They will taste a lot nicer and be far easier for you to stomach. The key thing for me is getting a good blender. If your shakes are lumpy, no amount of additions will save them! Once the consistency is smooth, then you can start adding flavors to improve the taste.