Top 10 energising weekends
Healthy weekend breaks
The idea of an energizing weekend should be something that sets you up for the week or month ahead with renewed energy and enthusiasm. For some this could mean doing very little — resting the mind and body so that we are fully recharged and in a better physical and mental shape to tackle what is likely to confront us.
For others, the daily grind may have left them in a zombie-like state that is hard to break, so an energizing weekend may be one that involves active pursuits — to wake ourselves out of our slumberous, uninterested state.
Whatever your preference, we have chosen some of the best weekends to get you back on track, to fight whatever is thrown at you with renewed vigor.
Energising weekend 1: Ski weekend
The white-sloped action will have you feeling thoroughly energized and the après-ski you can take at your own pace. The cost need not be extortionate either — you could maximize your skiing time by traveling overnight, but beware not to sap all your new found energy by an overnighter on a coach!
Energising weekend 2: Golf weekend
Even if you’re not quite in full swing during your game, you could consider heading for the driving range to hit it out, without the worry of having to find the ball afterwards. There is even the added bonus of making your own 19th hole wherever you fancy!
Energising weekend 3: Football weekend
Operators organize your match ticket, accommodation and give you time to sample some of the delights of whatever city you decide to plump for, although Milan or Rome would certainly seem more appealing than rainy Manchester or Birmingham!
Energising weekend 4: Countryside escape
Really escape the hustle and bustle by heading for the countryside. Endless walks through fields and forests and breathing in the fresh air will certainly put the spring back in your step.
Along the way, you are more than likely stumble across a friendly pub or two in which to enjoy a drink, chat with the locals or just relax in front of roaring log fire.
Energising weekend 5: Spa or pamper weekend
Consider going somewhere that offers a range of spa treatments over weekend for a fixed price so you know exactly what you are getting and paying for, you can then relax without worrying about what it’s costing you.
Energising weekend 6: Festival weekend
You could even consider heading for a weekend music festival if you can manage to rough the camp, mud and portaloo experience.
Energising weekend 7: Shopping weekend
You need not spend a cent — sometimes even a spot of window shopping can give you an added lift. Or, you could make yourself feel even better by getting someone else to pay for it all!
Energising weekend 8: Activity weekend
Rope in a good bunch of friends to get the most of the experience and you will be feeling supercharged and back to your old self in no time.
Energising weekend 9: Makeover break
A new-found confidence can give you a more positive frame of mind to tackle the tasks ahead.
And one you might not have considered …
Energising weekend 10: Stay at home weekend
A good clean-out will have you feeling on top form, and getting rid of all those jobs that are always at the back of your mind will help clear your thinking, leaving you totally energized.