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ATTN, Workaholics: Here Are Simple Ways To Make Your Weekends More Restful

Aka, how to really take a break.
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When was the last time you really took a break? Do you get to have a peaceful lunch on workdays? Have you ever had a weekend where you never dared to check an office email? If you're guilty of having a hard time relaxing, we've got one simple tip on how you can really have restful days off: Try treating your free day as a vacation. Nope, you do not need to jet off to an overseas destination or go on a road trip. You can fake a vacation by just having new experiences!

Okay, we sound overpromising but hear us out: When you're on an out-of-town trip, you are happier because you're experiencing things you don't usually encounter in your ~regular~ day-to-day. And, the good news is that filing a leave isn't necessary to turn this dream into a reality. We've got tips that can easily be squeezed into your schedule! BTW, you also won't have to spend a lot.

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How To Really Take A Break, A Guide For People Who Don't Know How To Relax

  1. Experience naturewhile you're indoors.

    This isn't limited to beach trips or mountain hikes. As simple as watching the sunrise will remind you that the world is a beautiful place. Savor the moment with a cup of coffee, if you want. This short escape will help uplift your mood. So, sleep early on a Friday and set the alarm. 

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  2. Place your phone on "Do Not Disturb" mode.

    Enjoy your day of peace without the noise. If you can't afford to go DND all day, you can do it during the first few hours of your weekend mornings and before bedtime. That said, as much as you can, avoid checking posts on social media so you won't find yourself doomscrolling.

  3. Do your most-hated chores on Friday night or Saturday morning.

    There is no escape from doing your chores so you just have to eat the frog. Accomplish your most hated one early in the morning so it's off the list. One tip that would make it better is to channel your main character energy by listening to your favorite playlist in the background. Your life deserves an OST even in the most mundane parts of it.

  4. Schedule rest time.

    In this busy life, you NEED to set an appointment for yourself for me-time. This habit lets you control your time and not the other way around. During this period, decide what kind of rest you want. Is it taking a nap? Watching true crime documentaries? Journaling? Don't pressure yourself to do something "productive," too. If you want to be a potato, then be a potato.

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  5. Indulge yourself with a ~special~ step in your beauty routine.

    Make your weekend beauty routine extra special by using a body scrub! This activity will give you a spa-at-home feels and make your skin super soft and smooth. Or, you can dye your hair a different color for a change. We recommend a jelly dye so it's easy to use! Apply it as you would shampoo.

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    Luxe Organix Niacinamide + Alpha Arbutin Velvet Shower Salt Scrub, P149

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  6. Order food you've never tried before.

    There's no better way to celebrate the weekend than by feasting delicious food. Order from small businesses to try something local and unique on the Grab app. Choose the Indie Eats selection to discover something new and save up to P70 off. (Bonus: Ordering in means no need to wash the dishes!)

    Seoul Kimbab Korean Food House Do Si Rak Pork
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    Seoul Kimbab Korean Food House Do Si Rak (Pork), P299

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