Top Tips for Planning the Perfect Weekend in Your Hometown

If you have the time and the budget, it is a great idea to jet off to another state for a weekend trip. While this is an excellent way to spend your weekend, it can also be nice to stay in your hometown. If you have the right mindset, you can find lots of fun things to do, and maybe even surprise yourself. Instead of feeling guilty for not heading out of town on the weekend, think outside the box and enjoy a weekend at home. You have two whole days that don’t involve working and is a great way to try something new, or something that you enjoy. 

If you are ready for a weekend at home, here are some top tips to help you plan the perfect one. 

What do you enjoy doing?

It is important to think about what you enjoy doing. There’s no point in planning a weekend full of things that you dislike. When you have thought about what you enjoy, you should balance this with what kind of weekend you need. If you are exhausted and worn out, you may want to have a more relaxing weekend. If you have had a boring week at work, you may want to have a more social weekend. Either way, you need to decide what kind of weekend you want to have. This will dictate the plans that you make moving forward. 

A social weekend 

Seeing friends and family can be a fun way to spend your weekend and a great way to fill up your cup. It can be very satisfying when you spend time with the people that you love. See if you can meet up with friends who are in the mood to do something that you can all enjoy. You can find a new activity to try, such as crazy golf, swimming, or go-karting. Alternatively, you can find delicious pizza restaurants in your area or have a games night in the comfort of your home. Make sure you choose friends who you get along with and who will make you smile. This will make all the difference. 

A relaxing weekend 

Sometimes a relaxing weekend is something that your mind and body crave. It can be hard to relax, especially if you are a busy person who is always on the move and can elicit feelings such as guilt and shame. However, it is important to take notice of what you need and make sure you follow through. If not, you will only find yourself with more problems next week. When you finish work on Friday, leave everything at the door when you enter your home. Forget about your responsibilities and obligations, and commit to surrendering to a relaxing weekend. Weekends can be the opposite of relaxing if you sit around and think about what you think you should be doing all weekend. Before your weekend begins, head to the shops and grab some easy meals and anything else you will want over the weekend, such as movies and face packs

Planning a weekend at home doesn’t have to be boring. It can be spent with friends doing something fun or recharging your batteries

Enjoy every minute being a mom and continue to inspire your kids!

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Jodi Carlson is a mother of 2 children, wife, and a full time product owner at a large Insurance company. She is a mom just trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. She shares countless tips and tricks of things she has experienced first hand with her kids. As she continues to guide and teach them to become caring, sensible and responsible human beings, all while working a full time job, maintaining a home and some how still allowing for some personal time and growth. Are you a Girl Scout Leader? Along with Mom Connecting Moms, she shares her 25+ years of Girl Scout experience over at Leader Connecting Leaders , there she shares ideas and resources to help leaders who are inspiring girl leaders of tomorrow plan their troop meetings. Check out Leader Connecting Leaders .