What I'm about to say is obviously going to be an unpopular opinion but I really dislike Saturdays. I'm not sure what it is but everything always feels so rushed and they don't feel as serene as I typically like my weekends to be. But of course, they are, part of everyone's week and here are 6 of my favourite things to do on a Saturday. And not one of them involves the typical weekend crowds and are completely homebody friendly.
As I'm not someone who finds writing posts something that comes naturally I have to set a few days aside a week to completely dedicate to writing and getting in the right mindset. I like to set myself up with a few awesome podcast to listen to and sit and just type away. I write quite far in advance and I like to have an initial draft written up so I can go back in another day to proof and edit down my word vomit that always happens in a first draft. I've found that I need a calm environment to write so my mind can slow down and I can get my thoughts down as if I feel rushed I can never get them out.
TRIPLE THREAT FACIAL
During the week when we're busy, it's all too easy to skip doing a mask. I've always been a fan of three step facials as you can make up your own concoction to suit your skin's needs. As we're in the warmer months [well supposed to be, after two weeks of solid rain I'm not so sure]. My skin has been feeling a little more congested so I've needed a mask to give it a thorough cleanse and then something else to hydrate and brighten. Here is my current favourite combination;
Whilst I like to keep on top of general admin during the week I tend to have a big list of things I like to update with my finances and diary at the weekend. I never realised how much admin came with being an adult but there is a never ending list of things that need to be organised. I also like to tackle my inbox at the weekends when no-one else is at work so I don't have to worry about anything coming from and then I have a completely clear inbox when Monday rolls around.
If I've had a manicure on throughout the week there is probably a large chance that things are looking less than pretty. So I like to remove everything and give myself a proper manicure, the complete works. Of course, I begin this by removing any polish and then get to work on my cuticles. I don't like to push them back too much but just enough to get a smooth surface and then I massage oil into them to help relieve any dryness. Then I go in with a base coat, 2 coats of colour and then a quick dry top coat and it's as simple as that. Giving myself a manicure is something that doesn't take up a lot of time but it makes all the difference to my overall mood.
I've been neglecting my yoga and pilates practice a lot this year and it's something that I'm desperate to get back into. My gym took away both the pilates and yoga classes which I used to love attending so I've been doing it at home. Which I love because it's so nice to do it in complete peace and quiet without having to worry about anyone else or what I look like. I'd been doing Blogilates for a little while on and off but I started her beginner's calendar at the start of the month and it's awesome. Building core strength isn't easy at all but it's well worth it for all the benefits that it has not only externally but internally too.
Saturdays, in general, are a half working day/half day off for me. Reading is something I absolutely adore to do in my downtime as I find it's also productive as I'm generally learning from the books that I pick up. I also find reading is key to helping me work on my writing, it's silly but I don't think there is any better to improve your writing than by surrounding yourself by other peoples. I'm currently reading One Day by David Nicholls and I prefer it so much more than US which I read last year. Of course, I'm going to have to give the film adaptation a watch after I've finished it. Which is something I always seem to do with the books I read now.