Alright! You did it! Another week on the books. Maybe you just got paid and you feel the weekend tugging hard on your hard-earned cash. Is it burning a hole in your wallet? Perhaps you should purchase a wallet that’s fireproof. How about this weekend you do fun things that don’t put a strain on your bank account, for a change? In this edition of Amp Up Your Weekend, we’ll give you a few ideas for awesome weekend stuff that won’t cost you an arm, a leg, or two weeks pay.
1) Play Tourist
Pretend you’re a tourist in your own town. Look up all the touristy activities and attractions your city, or one nearby, has to offer and take a day to do all of them. It’s cheap, it’s fun, and chances are you’ve never done this. You’re a local, after all, but the out-of-towner stuff exists for a reason; it’s interesting.
2) Rearrange the Furniture in Your House
Sounds like a chore, but it’s a 100% free way to Amp Up Your Homestead. If you flip all your living room furniture around, it feels like you just gave yourself a new living room. Or, you can keep your room in the same layout, just on the ceiling. Enjoy a relaxing evening in a revamped room or enjoy finding your couch when you wander back in around three in the morning!
3) Go on a Bike Ride
There are few things as freeing and refreshing as a long, pastoral bike ride. If it’s nice or even just okay outside, take to the trails and experience some fresh air. You’ll feel invigorated and the exercise will tell your brain your body is happy, making your brain happy as well. Check out Map My Ride to find trails near you or make new ones if you’re feeling adventurous.
These three things are free (or very cheap) and a nice way to get yourself out of your routine without damaging your wallet. Think of your own additions, now that you have a few ideas. And, most importantly of all, relax.