Quiz: How should you spend the weekend?
1. HOW MANY HOURS PER WEEK DO YOU WORK?
A. 30 or less
2. HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND A DAY ON SELF-CARE?
A. 3 hours
B. 2 hours
C. 1 hour
D. 30 mins
E. Less than 30 mins
3. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING WOULD YOU RATHER DO?
A Cook a new dish
B. Take a HIIT class
C. Meet up with friends
D. Binge watch your favourite box set
E. Take a nap
4. ON MONDAY MORNINGS, YOU FEEL…
C. So, so
D. Tired, but functional
5. BUT ON FRIDAY EVENINGS, YOU FEEL…
6. HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
A. I see someone nearly every day
B. I spend most weekends with them
C. I would like to see more of them
D. Every now and again
E. Almost none
7. HOW OFTEN DO YOU EXERCISE?
A. Every day
B. 4-6 times a week
C. 2-3 times a week
D. Once a week
8. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU PRACTICED YOUR HOBBY?
A. Most days
B. A couple of times a week
C. Every now and again
D. Very rarely
E. What’s a hobby?
9. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD A DAY OFF WORK?
A. Just last week
B. About a month ago
C. I have some time off coming up
D. It’s been months
E. I can’t remember
LEARN A NEW SKILL
You’re pretty content with life at the moment and are maintaining a good balance, so this is the perfect time to try learning a new skill. There are new and interesting classes available all over London, like terrarium making, sewing, upcycling, life drawing… the list goes on.
Sign up to grasp the basics of fermentation, learn how to make kimchi and use dairy in fermentation, and brew water kefir with Something London’s two-hour course. You’ll depart with knowledge and some kimchi and kefir grains to test your new-found skills at home.
Beginners’ Fermentation Workshop, Saturday 30 March, 2.30pm-4.30pm, £33.10, somethinglondon.co.uk
SWEAT IT OUT
Get those endorphins flowing and boost your energy with a high- intensity weekend workout, and a hot yoga, HIIT or spin session will do just the trick. If you’re looking for something a little
more adventurous, give something like kayaking or rock climbing a go, or even a new team sport?
Rabble transforms various HIIT workouts into one immersive game containing elements of British Bulldog, Capture the Flag, Dodgeball, Frisbee and many more. Not only do the sessions work to improve your fitness, they are also a great place to socialise and (potentially) meet new people.
From £12 per session, joinrabble.com
THE ONE WITH FRIENDS
Take the time to make plans with friends or family. Whether you just meet for a coffee or plan a full day together, socialising with those close to you can improve low mood and even strengthen your immune system.
Located on the Grand Union Canal, at Daisy Green’s Bottomless Brunch Party, you’ll enjoy Aussie avocado, egg and granola dishes galore with your nearest and dearest all from the comfort of an eccentric canal boat designed by British pop artist, Sir Peter Blake. You don’t even need to book, with 50 per cent of the venue reserved for ad hoc walk-ins…
£39.50 per person, daisygreenfood.com
ESCAPE THE CITY
You’re pretty tired, need a change of scenery, and something to take your mind off your “to- do” list. Whether you head down to Brighton for a weekend of beachcombing and vintage shopping, or hop over to Paris for coffee, a new environment can help relieve the stresses and anxieties of city life, allowing you to find some much-needed headspace.
The Artist Residence in Penzance, on Cornwall’s Wild West coast, is full of seaside charm and the perfect place to escape the noise of the city. Wander through the lanes, stroll along the beach and enjoy the seafood on offer at the plentiful local pubs, restaurants and bars to record a soul-replenishing weekend of pure bliss.
Artist Residence Cornwall, from £110 per night artistresidence.co.uk
STAY IN AND SELF-CARE
Exhausted, overworked and run down? You’re in need of some serious self-care and TLC. Sometimes, the best thing to do is get home, close the curtains, put on your favourite box set and binge-watch your way through the weekend. However, a little bit of self-care goes a long way. In between episodes, run a hot bath with your favourite salts or oil, take in a chapter of an easy-read or call a friend for a catch-up. Going back to basics and simply just taking some time for yourself can be surprisingly refreshing.
Just like a cup of tea, a hot bath can fix a lot of problems. A generous glug of your pet potion will provide relief for aching muscles, calm the mind and detox the skin. Breathe deeply allowing worries to slip away.
Magic Organic Apothecary Fortifying Green Bath Potion, £30 for 100ml, moa.co.uk