Enjoying a play in Brisbane Powerhouse
All week long you’ve been working overtime to meet deadlines. It almost feels like you’ve been doing this forever to prove yourself to your boss. Now that the weekend is almost here, however, it’s time for some much-deserved R&R.

Most people think going to bed after work and sleeping through the weekend is a good way to recharge. This, however, may not be the kind of recharging that’s good or healthy for you. By the time Monday rolls around, you’ll be feeling just as exhausted and unenergised.

Instead of turning your bedroom into a cave over the weekend, try these suggestions:

Go for a swim.

Swimming, or even just wading in water, can give your body some exercise while also relaxing. You may enjoy your favourite beverage while you’re there, but it’s probably not a good idea to indulge in liquor, as this may dehydrate your body. Rehydration is what you should aim for to help your body recover.

A note on swimming, though: find a nearby pool or beach. The idea is to relax, not to add to your stress, which might happen if you decide to go to some exotic, far-flung island.

Go to the theatre.

Check online for Brisbane events this weekend, such as a theatre show, for instance. Whether it’s a comedy or a dance recital, seeing a theatre production can be relaxing. It takes your mind away from work and lets you enjoy the humanities in person. After the show, a good, hearty dinner should be the perfect way to cap the night off.

Go for a run or a walk.

Being cooped up all day in an office cubicle is unhealthy, so stepping out to go for a run or a walk in the park can be a good idea. Whatever you do, stay close to nature — it’s a natural relaxant. You don’t have to do anything special. Just enjoy the silence and the exercise.

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It’s nice to have weekends to yourself. When was the last weekend you didn’t work or think about work? Follow any of these suggestions and you’ll come back to the office feeling recharged and ready to go again.