Sunday, 1 May 2016

NEW WEEKEND RITUALS

It's Bank Holiday weekend, and whilst I'm a Bitter Betty over the fact I'm working BH Monday, a nice chilled weekend makes it all that more bearable. 

It's been 3 months now and I'm still excited when I think about a free weekend, after 7 and a half years of 6am starts every other weekend, it still feels like the biggest privilege.

Obviously every Saturday and Sunday are different but I also have formed new rituals which make my weekends feel more productive and enjoyable. No morning rush, no lugging bails of newspapers and best of all, no alarm clock!

BREAKFAST IN BED
I love to wake up early, grab a cup of tea before heading back to bed to really wake myself up. The warmth is something I'm way too attached to so I like cocooning myself back into my duvet whilst watching something on Netflix or catching up on the latest blog posts on Bloglovin'.

On really special weekends I'll grab a big bowl of cornflakes, the biggest mug of Yorkshire, consume it all in bed and fall asleep until a more reasonable time of morning - or afternoon, ahem.

EXERCISE LIKE A CHAMP
Lately I've been so into exercise, I try to do the 10 Minute Victoria's Secret workout at least 3-4 nights a week, only because my thighs and bum are dead so any more would probably kill me off! Weekend's allow me more time to hit the Zumba, workout or even a walk which helps motivate me for the coming week.

BLOG PHOTOGRAPHY
Although I used to only work for the maximum of 3 hours a day when I worked weekends, I find I have so much more free time now. First of all I still don't have great lie-ins because of my ridiculous body clock so I find I'm up early ready to start to the day, so afternoons have a little more spare time to actually take pictures for my blog which was definitely a rarity a few months back.

With working full time during the week, weekends are the only time I can have proper sunlight for my blog photos so I now like to make the most of it.

AFTERNOON TEA
In the afternoon - if I've not been lazy all morning - I like to drink tea and eat a pastry or something tasty whilst catching up on The Flash (Barry Allen is my hero) because why not? And yes, I drink waaaaaaay too much tea. Sorry not sorry.

BLOG PLANNING
Finishing the day with blog planning makes me motivated and stops me stressing on a Monday because I need to start planning something for the week. I use my Google calendar, and my iPad one, to plan what I'm writing, photographing and posting, and when I'm doing them. It's worked a treat these past 2 weeks because now I'm super organised for my holiday!

So that's how I spend my days off, it's most definitely time to exercise now, or maybe eat more popcorn, binge on Saving Hope and drink Snowball's.

What are your weekend rituals?

S xo
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