In previous years, Dave and I had spent the majority of our weekends traveling to see family and friends. Neither of our families is local, so it took up a lot of time! This year, since we purchased our first home, we committed to spending more of our weekends in our own home. I still want our weekends to be productive, however. Sure, home-ownership itself takes up a great deal of time. But I wanted to make sure I was finding more productive ways to use that excess time instead of binge-watching Netflix all weekend! I wanted to share with you all a few productive things to do on the weekend!
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Start a New Hobby
If you’re looking for productive things to do on the weekend, a new hobby is a great way to go! For me this has been photography, as I continue to play with my DSLR and learn the ropes. Maybe you’ve been thinking about starting a blog. It could also be an outdoor hobby, like hiking or snowboarding (depending on the season, of course.) It can be super fun to find a new hobby that you’re really excited about!
For me, the weekends are my favorite time to work out. During the week I only have my evenings free, so it can be a bummer to waste 30-60 of those precious minutes on a workout. But on the weekend, when you’ve got all day free, it’s great to wake yourself up and get your body moving with a workout. Dave and I have recently gotten into running. Otherwise, I love using YouTube videos to work out (here are my favorite YouTube channels for working out).
Related: How to Find Time to Work Out
Start a Project
When you’re a homeowner, there are literally endless amounts of projects you could start. Even if there isn’t major work to be done, there are always small things that can be done to make your home more of your own. This isn’t exclusive to homeowners either, there are plenty of projects you can do to make your apartment your own!
The projects on our docket right now are painting my office, the spare bedroom and the kitchen.
I’m a big fan of continuing to educate yourself after college, especially when you have a side-hustle like blogging. There are endless things to learn. My favorite ways to do this are by reading other blog posts, listening to podcasts, reading eBooks (my all-time favorite blogging eBook is How to Blog for Profit, by Ruth Soukup) and taking eCourses (my current favorite is Book Boss, by Abby and Donnie Lawson).
Okay, so I may not choose to spend my weekends laying on the couch doing nothing but watching Netflix, but I still find ways to sneak it in! I have two monitors on my desk, so I usually have the smaller one playing Netflix while I use the larger to work on blog stuff. I try to get all of my blog posts written on the weekends, so it’s way more productive to use that Netflix time to also get blog posts written!
By the way, I am usually not a proponent of multi-tasking. Something is always getting gypped by not getting your full attention. That’s why I choose to watch Netflix when I blog, because I can choose a show I don’t really have to pay attention to!
Related: 11 Shows to Binge-Watch on Netflix
What productive things do you do on the weekend?
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