We all need a relaxing weekend once in a while. Don’t you think so? In order to free our heads, a weekend where only relaxing activities involved might be a good way of doing it. A relaxing weekend might sound crazy for some, but after a busy week this is the least you could do for yourself.

Some of us probably don’t have power left after work, so we all leave our plans or to-do list to the weekend, then make ourselves exhausted. After a stressful week, having a stressful weekend will not be a good way of starting a new week. Instead of doing that, treat yourself and have a relaxing weekend.

Relaxing Weekend Tips

1. Watch

Most of us probably don’t have time to watch our favourite TV shows or films, so why don’t you leave some time at the weekend and enjoy your shows? Take some snacks (whether you like healthy snacks like kale chips or you like having a bar of chocolate or crisps) and also some drinks. Then get under the blanket and enjoy whatever you are watching. Just make sure you don’t spend the whole day watching something.

2. Take a Walk

If you have a full time job, studying or something like that, having time for a long walk might not be that easy. You might not like taking walks during peak time (which I absolutely hate, I don’t like rushing around) since it might be the only time you have. So why don’t you use the weekend wisely and go for a walk? Whether you like mountains, countryside or the city centres, just do something good for your body and move! Walking will also help you clear your head.

3. Bake

Did you know that baking is one of the most relaxing activities? When you are start preparing everything for baking, your stress level drops and you can enjoy what you are doing. The smell of freshly baked cake or cookies will increase your happiness level. Also, think about eating chocolate cookies with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Things can’t get better than this.

4. Read

Reading is good… It is good for your brain and for yourself, so grab a book. If you find a catchy one then you won’t notice how fast time flies. If you don’t want to stay at home, but still want to read your book, go to a local coffee shop, find a good spot and enjoy reading the book. Reading will help you to escape your everyday life and let’s you forget about all the things that might trouble you at the moment. Take some time off your everyday life and dive into a new world!

5. Pamper

How often can you have “me time”? We have time for everything, but leaving some spare time for pampering might seem too much. If you have a bath, choose a relaxing bath bomb or bath gel, make good bubbles, light some candles and play some relaxing music. Even grab a glass of wine and just let the time fly by and feel your every tensed muscle relaxing. Then carry on with your skin & body care routine. If you have silk PJs, then put them on because your body will love it.

6. Relax

Last but not least… Relax! Don’t do any house work for once, don’t worry about anything, and just have a relaxing weekend. After a long week, some of you might worry about the upcoming week and think about doing some work, but don’t do it. Stop worrying about the work, stop going to bed late and give yourself the time you need. Also, you can get yourself a colouring book and start colouring it however you want. Remember how fun they were when you were kid and it is really relaxing! Just don’t forget that sleeping too much doesn’t actually mean relaxing. When you sleep more than you should, ideally it is around 7-8 hours, you would actually feel even more tired. Time is important, so don’t waste it!

How is your ideal relaxing and stress free weekend? How often do you actually have a relaxing weekend?

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  • great post ella. I like to relax and watch my favourite tv shows over the weekend

  • Great tips for the weekend. I love going for a walk, although maybe not this weekend… it’s freezing! x

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    • I prefer staying home when it is freezing outside 🙂 x

  • Erin Russell

    Aww I love this! I’m all for colouring in with a girly film on in the background (my favourites are HairSpray, Its a Girl/Boy thing, She’s The Man etc) and I tend to have a bar of chocolate while I am there too 🙂 But you have now got me in the mood for baking! think I will make some cakes this week 🙂

    • Colouring books are so much fun, I wish I got them earlier 🙂 Baking is always fun, but eating what you bake is more fun haha 🙂

  • jodie.keith

    Pampering is definitely my favourite way to relax on a weekend – and catch up with all my favourite blogs!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  • Some great tips here! 🙂 Thank you!


  • Charlotte

    Baking can be relaxing for many however I am the worst cook/baker I’ve ever know haha it would just stress me out!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

    • Ah I can only imagine how stressful it would be:) I love baking and cooking, so they really help me relax!

  • This is such a lovely post! I like to pamper and watch boxsets like the walking dead!

    Fix Me In Forty Five – A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  • Great tips! I love catching up on tv at the weekend! Cookies and coffee sound amazing right now!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • I hardly watch tv during the week, so weekends are perfect time for catching up with all the shows.

  • isabel selles

    cool! thanks for sharing!




  • I didn’t know baking lowers stress levels, but I love to bake on Friday afternoon, That way I know I will have cake come the weekend, and it is perfect to set the right mood.

    One think I do enjoy as well is going for breakfast. That is usually such a quick and efficient meal throughout the week, right before work and preparing to leave the house, I do enjoy to just sit and take my time while having another cup of tea at the weekend.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Some researches claim that baking lowers the stress level, I believe that:) I really enjoy long weekend breakfasts where I don’t have to rush but just chat and enjoy my food.

      • Me too. Sadly there aren’t that many when at least one of you is working at the weekends. And just you and a toddler isn’t as entertaining when it comes to chatting.

  • Great post! I don’t know why but baking is for sure my favorite way to destress!


  • Pampering and reading are two of my favourite ways to have a relaxing weekend! I’ll be heading straight for a face mask right after this!

    May x | THEMAYDEN.COM | bloglovin’

    • Pampering is one of the things I look forward to all the time 🙂 x

  • It’s almost impossible for me to have time for pampering these days so I usually settle for yoga or taking a long walk with my family. It’s very relaxing and it’s something that we as a family enjoy doing.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I want to start Yoga. I only did a few videos before and I really enjoyed it, so I should really start with beginner videos again.

  • I seriously need these this weekend! This would literally be my perfect weekend!:) I am definitely going to attempt some of these things like the bath and some binge watching! I am so behind on so many shows! I need a good catch up!:)

    Shannon Sage

    • Last weekend I caught up with most of my shows (I had a few episodes of Vampire Diaries :)). We all need one of these relaxing weekends! xx

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  • Pampering is definitely the way I relax! I also enjoy reading.. Blogs haha! xx

  • All of these are good activities to have on the weekend! I love reading, and even though I try to read a little every day, sometimes I just don’t have time so weekends are great for catching up on my book of the moment. Also watching TV shows is great – sometimes I end up binge watching some of them haha 😛 Also colouring books are great, as pictured in your photo 🙂

    Julia xx
    | http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr |

    • I hardly have time for any of these during the week. I hardly come home before 7 then I am dead tired. I always look forward to relaxing weekends 🙂 xx

  • I love relaxing by commenting on blogs.. it makes me feel so sleepy haha! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  • These are such wonderful tips! I definitely agree that baking is a perfect way to relax!


  • Adalias C

    Great tips, my favourite way to relax is to get into bed with PJS on and watch some youtube ! xx


    • Staying in bed and watching YT sound like a great idea 🙂 x

  • Love taking walks during the weekends 🙂 it is a relaxing way to burn calories 😛 -Maireem

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  • What a lovely post! I try to have at least one evening of the weekend to myself! I scheduled my ‘me time’ this weekend pretty good: I went to the gym, gave myself a pedi, slept in a little bit… Love it! Enjoy your weekend hun!

    Love, Layla Rosita

    • Now this sounds like a well spend me time! Have a lovely Sunday! x

  • Roberta Romeo

    So relaxing post darling!! I enjoyed so much reading it!!
    So today I decided to take some time just for papering myself and doing what I love: watching videos on Youtube, take a walk on the promenade and having a bath! ^-^

    • Thank you 🙂
      Taking some time for yourself is the best thing you can do for yourself <3

  • Baking is definitely my way of relaxing, plus reading blog posts!


  • I enoyed reading your relaxing weekend tips. I definitely need a pamper session and is long due. x

  • I love the idea of pampering ‘me time’, I actually did this yesterday! Usually I spend time with my boyfriend, so that we both motivate each other to chill out for a few days. But to be honest I probably work a little, just because I can’t resist lol.

    http://www.youtube.com/veebzboo – What I Got For Christmas 2015

    • I always get some work done too but I try to rest as much as possible and worry little 🙂

  • LOVE these tips Ela! I need to make more time to read this year, I have been getting slack!
    I hope you have a lovely start to your week 🙂



    http://www.anjelique.com.au | snapchat: anjeliquetv

    • I wasn’t a good reader last year, hopefully this year it will be different. Have an amazing week 🙂 xx

  • Caliope Couture

    It’s so important to take time out to relax…I don’t do it enough either! Absolutely agree with your tips…I love watching TV shows at the weekends 🙂

    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

    • We try to do so much and leave really little time for ourselves, it is not good for us. Having a relaxing day once in awhile won’t harm anyone 🙂

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    I love the colouring book, it really relax me!

  • These are all absolutely amazing tips! This weekend I decided to go for a run and it really helps to clear your mind- of course when I got back I decided to curl up and eat some brownies (but it’s all about balance! lol!)
    Great post 🙂
    I didn’t realize I wasn’t following you on bloglovin! So that has to be rectified immediately.


    • I absolutely did nothing this weekend, except catching up with my blog, watching my shows and staying in bed. I am really lazy and I don’t want to imagine how hard it will be to wake up at 6 am for work.
      Thank you for the follow 🙂

  • This are great ideas, for me the best thing is lots of chocolate, walking in nature and watching tv all day long xoxo


  • I’ve always loved reading to escape everyday life, it’s such a great way to let go of everything and just relax! I do also watch quite a lot of Netflix these days, but, you know, it’s so nice to curl up under a blanket when it’s so cold outside! 😉

    • It is what I did this weekend 🙂 Being under the cover and catching up with my favourite shows. It is cold so there’s no way I’d leave home 🙂

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  • Perfect advice ! i love to relax on the weekend ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies – fashion & beauty blog

  • I’m not much of a baker, but whenever I do try it, it’s one of the most relaxing things ever! 🙂

    Thirteen Thoughts

    • I love baking and eating, two relaxing things ha ha 🙂

  • Nadia

    Really great tips that actually work! Loved this post, hon. I am a movie addict and watching my fave (or new) films and TV shows helps to zone out and relax. Reading (books AND blogs) and walking are also on my top 5 things to do when I need a break 🙂 Plus, gym! Exercise truly does make me more relaxed and happier <3
    Loved this post, sweetie.
    xox Nadia

    • Exercising can be really relaxing too, but I hardly do it lately. Cold weather makes me really lazy 🙂 Catching up with blogs, shows and everything else is a great feeling. I hope you have a lovely Sunday, hun! xx

  • This pretty much sounds like my weekend… minus the baking. Cooking of any kind tends to stress me out!



    • Cooking and baking are my favourites, I really enjoy doing them 🙂 x

  • Bake has to be my favorite one. When it comes to anything in the oven I do an amazing job. I love baking it just eases me. Music & Baking is the way I love having a relaxing weekend.

    Great post!!


  • I definitely need more lazy and relaxing weekends. I tend to stay in PJs all day, binge eat and watch Netflix.


  • I love me a good reflexology session. Or a hairwash at the salon. But my absolute fave would be to put on a sheetmask, and lay down on the couch for 30-40 minutes. Bliss.

    • I would also like one of these relaxing days, it sounds great!

  • Could not agree more! A relaxing, weekend in is my favorite kind of weekend!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Nice tips! I love weekend and sometimes I don’t know how to spend my time! You inspired me 🙂 By the way, check out my blog, we can follow each other if you want, let me know it!! 🙂


  • The Sunday Mode

    This sounds like the perfect combo for a really lovely weekend. My ultimate relaxing weekend would probably include a lot of Netflix and reading, minimal tech time!


  • Sam

    These tips are great! I never thought of baking as relaxing, but then again I haven’t done it that often and it sounds like it works for other people, so I’ll have to try it out myself. Besides, I’ve been wanting to learn how to bake and cook for a while, so this would be a good start!

    Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

    • It is really relaxing, I would highly recommend it 🙂

  • All good! And reading has always been my favorite even for the weekend! Thanks for sharing hun!

    Jhem | JhemArzaga.com

  • Thanks for the tips… I need a relaxing weekend!!! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • I love the idea of an adult colouring book! I’ve got a fake fur blanket that has come in really handy now that it’s colder!

    • They are really relaxing, I like playing with colours!

  • Jennifer

    Great ideas 🙂 Taking a walk is a great one, if it’s sunny anyway, the sun seems to make everything better!



  • Corinne C

    I’ve spent all day watching Netflix, it’s been wonderful!

    Corinne x

    • I need one of these days only dedicated for watching my shows! x

  • Sepideh

    What a great reminder..I feel like I keep myself way too busy on weekends that I don’t give myself enough time to do my favourite things!! Thank you for the reminder 🙂


  • Relaxing weekend = gym time, making a nice breakfast with coffee, reading, and catching up on my favorite blogs 🙂 I love your tips girly!

    xo Annie


    These are great tips. My weekends normally consist of chocolate and binge eating chocolate. Hope you had an amazing weekend!

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

  • Geri

    great tips…i’m glad during this 3 day weekend I was able to hit all of your tips 🙂



  • Kait Elizabeth

    Love! It’s so important to find time for yourself in order to stay sane. Hugs, Kait


  • Loving these weekend tips. I agree with them all! HOpe you had a nice weekend xoxo, Erin | http://www.stylebythepeople.com

  • Little Miss Fashion Queen

    Love this post girl!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  • Ellie Adams

    I am so with you on every single point hun. Weekends are still a still a work period for bloggers but I definitely try to take a bit of time to relax and these points are perfect!


  • Hanna

    Great ideas –Hanna Lei

  • Some great tips there to relax, I like to take a walk, read or go to the gym for my ‘me’ time 🙂

    Pams Stuff and Things

  • beautiful post, love the tips! .x


  • Claire Cavanagh

    I’ve actually got seriously into my little weekend walks, which I never thought would happen haha! I also need to get back into the occasional baking sesh 🙂

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

  • Shwetali

    Most of weekends I do blogging and house work. But pampering my skin is like fvt work for me 🙂 hardly i get time for relaxing into blanket having chips and drinks 🙁

  • I bake almost every single weekend, and often during the week. Pretty sure I bake way too much, but I am a former professional baker, and homemaker, so it happens” haha

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • minaali

    Taking walks and reading are high on my list of favourite ways to unwind. You really hit the nail on the head with this post. <3

    The Snap Narrative

  • Relaxing and watching TV shows are my favourite ways to have a calm and quiet weekend.


  • These are such perfect ideas for a relaxing weekend, or any relaxing day for that matter. I always make sure I pamper myself and I don’t restrict what I eat so much. Or atleast as much as I should. And I love baking and reading. Those absolutely are my favourite of this list.

    I also have to say – I should take walks more often! I think they’d really help me and my gran out more. Fresh air is so important!

    Ella Pinto xx

  • isa-professional

    These tips are great, it’s important to remember to do this, despite your busy everyday routine! Relaxing is so important for mental health, making some time for yourself can be healing and help you be more productive in the future!

    ISA Professional