For the days when it’s okay to be lazy.
Weekends are a time to recover from the stressful week you’ve just had. I know sometimes I feel like I’m literally working for the weekend.
And when those couple days off are all I have in my sights, it’s important to take full advantage when they come around. That’s why I make sure my weekend morning routine is super relaxing.
These are the things I do every weekend to regroup mentally after a taxing week.
1. Forget the alarm.
This alone is the most rewarding feeling–a little congratulations for making it through the week. I let myself sleep in, but I’m an early bird. So I don’t usually end up waking up past 8 anyway.
2. Go straight for coffee.
If you’re one of the few people in the world that isn’t like this, then congrats! As for the rest of us, coffee is a morning necessity. I always drink mine out of my favorite Anthropologie mug.
3. Catch up.
With coffee in hand, I check emails, the blog, and Instagram. If I’m feeling particularly lazy, I might have a little Reddit sesh–my guilty pleasure. I also take this time to plan out my day so I can make the most of the weekend.
4. Read at least 10 pages of a book.
Reading is a great way to relax, and with all of the technology in today’s society, it’s a much needed break.
Right now I’m almost finished with The Alchemist. If you haven’t checked this one out yet, I highly recommend it! It’s a great reminder to follow your passions despite setbacks and challenges. Sometimes it might be difficult, and you’ll have to be brave and take risks, but if you follow your heart’s true desires, you will find your way to complete self-fulfillment. (And let’s be honest. In the blogging world encouragement like this is gold on the slow days!)
5. Make breakfast.
It’s not ever something extravagant–usually just scrambled eggs and toast. I’m an awful cook, so that’s as good as it gets around here.
6. Shower, get dressed and do my makeup.
This is admittedly the longest part of my morning routine. I start by staring blankly at my closet for a few minutes, pick an outfit, and then change my mind about ten times.
Makeup is another whole beast. Everything usually goes pretty quickly, but as soon as I get to my eyebrows, the train comes to a screeching halt. Why does something that looks so simple take so long!?
And don’t get me started on winged eyeliner. Most days I don’t even try. One wing usually ends up by my eyebrow while the other goes straight out toward my ear. Not cute.