Whether you’re staying home to stay safe, or you just don’t want to get out of your pajamas and go anywhere this weekend, Savoir Flair wants to make sure you still have the best weekend ever. Everyone relaxes and recharges in different ways, so if you’re the type of person who finds peace in vegging on the couch in front of the television, or you find relaxation by organizing everything, then we’ve got you covered. This week, for a special edition of The Weekend Guide, are our top picks for what to do on a spontaneous, COVID-safe, and socially distanced weekend at home. Stay home. Stay safe.
Binge Watch a New Show
Maybe you’ve already made plans for a reunion between you and every single season of the original Sex and the City this weekend to prepare you for the upcoming revival. However, if you want to veg and binge a show, but you don’t know what to watch and/or you aren’t interested in Manolo Blahniks, then maybe go for one of these incredibly binge-worthy shows from 2020. From funny, to frivolous, to suspenseful, to heart-wrenching, to historical, this list has it all. Each show on this list stars an indomitable female lead, a powerful cast of characters, and an addictive storyline that will keep you glued to your screen all weekend.
Start a Gratitude Journal
If you haven’t done so already, there is no better time than the present to start a gratitude journal. Journaling is one of the best soul-cleansing activities that you can do. But even if dumping everything that is jumbled in your head onto paper doesn’t bring you joy, taking time to write out everything that does bring you joy is a truly healing exercise. It’s your journal. There is no right or wrong way. Just start noting down all of the things you are thankful for as a fresh wave of hope and peace rolls over you while the anxiety seems to melt away.
Start a Balcony Garden
A garden, or even just a little area of green, will do wonders for your spirit. If all you have is a balcony, then you are looking at the perfect spot to start your little corner of green in this sprawling metropolis we call home. This weekend may be the perfect time to give your balcony a green face lift by starting your own balcony garden. Then, once you have finished, spend the rest of the weekend simply enjoying the fruits of your labor.
Declutter Your Wardrobe
Maybe you didn’t get around to cleaning out your wardrobe during the last lockdown and you have been silently kicking yourself now that all that glorious time at home is gone. Maybe it has become yet another project on your never-ending to-do list that you don’t have time for. Well, it’s a new year and it’s still January, so there is no need to put it off any longer. Trust us, the feeling of freedom – not to mention accomplishment – after you get that closet de-cluttered is a natural high. After all, “A clean, organized, streamlined closet is not only nice to look at, but can offer a little slice of calm among the chaos.”
Try a New Self-Care or Morning Routine
We’ve got one (hyphenated) word for you: Self-care. Seriously. When was the last time you soaked in a bath, exfoliated, applied a face mask-eye mask-hair mask combo, and let all that goodness seep in while you laid back and read a book? Have you taken the time to really moisturize all that beautiful skin lately? What about naps? Have you taken any recently, or have you been growing dark circles under your eyes from the coffee-addled late nights and deadlines? Let’s whisper it again so the people can hear us in the back: Self-care. All. Weekend. Long. Please and thank you.