10 tips for a weekend detox

Weekend DetoxAfter a week of school, work, internships and other responsibilities, it’s important to take the weekend to relax and refresh. I like to set aside one weekend each month where I take Saturday and Sunday to detox my body, mind and life altogether. If you’re looking to add a little bliss to your weekend, try these 10 tips:

Less coffee, more tea:

After a week of early mornings and multiple cups of coffee, it’s time to take a break from your caffeine overdose. Try to not drink coffee over the weekend. Instead, drink decaffeinated tea. Bonus points if you sip green tea! You’ll still feel energized and you’ll give your body a break from all of the coffee you had.

Laugh:

Take the time to laugh during your detox because it’s good for your soul. Watch cute puppies on YouTube or your favorite comedy. Laughing is one of the best workouts your body can have. You’ll see an immediate change in your mood and feel a little spark of optimism in your weekend.

Regulate your sleep schedule:

On Saturday and Sunday, take the time to get your body in a normal sleep cycle for the upcoming week. Oftentimes, we forget how important sleep is for our bodies. It’s the one thing college students skimp on that they should pay attention to. Missing out on sleep can affect your mood, skin and weight. Try to get to sleep at a normal time (between 11 and 11:30)—trust me, you deserve it.

Meditate:

If you’re looking to try a stress-relieving activity that will help your body, mind and soul, try to meditate. Focusing on your breathing and taking time to forget about your daily troubles can do wonders for your health while detoxing your body. You can look up meditation tips for beginners online if you need a little help.

Get outside:

I know it’s winter, but even if you decide to take a 10-minute walk, it can help your mood and weekend overall. You can see the difference in your health with spending a few extra minutes outside. Bundle up and stay warm as you brave the cold winds. Soon, it’ll be warm enough to spend more time outside.

Spend time with friends:

You’re probably spending time with friends over a drunk conversation at a party you won’t remember. Instead, try to spend quality (sober) moments with your friends over a coffee date. Or, make plans to go to the gym together, you’ll find excitement in spending time with a friend in a productive way.

See food as fuel:

People see the weekend as a time to eat as much pizza as possible. Instead, try to see food as fuel meaning, don’t eat anything unless it’s acting as a purpose to fuel your body. Have a weekend filled with vegetables, protein and fruit instead of pizza, tacos and wine.

Get perspective:

Read a play, volunteer in your community, or watch a documentary. Whatever you decide, make sure you get perspective on life and the world around you. You’d be surprised how gaining perspective can help you grow as a person. You’ll feel refreshed with your newly-acquired knowledge that you can share with loved ones.

Maximize your water intake:

I always stress the importance of water because it’s something that people don’t take into consideration with their health. A good rule of thumb to live by is the eight by eight rule, which is to drink eight ounces of water eight times throughout the day. Proper hydration will restore your skin and help your body flush out any toxins.

Organize:

Take a few hours out of the day to organize. Whether you organize your closet, your room, computer files or work assignments, organization will help you feel productive without adding too much stress during your weekend. Taking the time to organize will give you a sense of accomplishment and add some bliss in your life.

How do you take time for yourself on the weekends? Make sure to leave your tips below, or tweet your tips to @BlissBrunette.

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  • Great tips!

  • Great post! I agree with the green tea. I have started drinking more tea myself. It just feels much better than coffee. And water is definitely perfect for our bodies. You have some good tips here. I will def be putting into more practice.

    • Thank you so much for your comment! I think it’s so important to take time for ourselves. I’m happy you enjoyed the post.

  • Great tips, girl! I think you make a great point in the sleep; a lot of people (myself included at times) look at the weekend as time to stay up late because they don’t have engagements to get up for in the morning. That just makes the following week worse!

    • Yes! Sleep is something we don’t care about much because we think we can “catch up on sleep” later in the week. But, it’s best to have a regular sleep schedule and give our bodies the rest it deserves. Thank you for your comment!

  • I like these tips! I have to drink de-cafe, but this morning I woke up and made tea instead. I am a full time college student and a lot of my peers are talking about going to sleep around three in the morning and I looked at them like they were crazy. I go to sleep by 11 and that is the latest anymore. I need 8 hours of sleep to make it through the day! I will try some of the other tips!

    • Sleep is so important and I wish college students who realize that. It’s okay to have a late night once in awhile, every staying up until 3 a.m. is so bad for your health. And I’m glad you liked the tea. Thank you for your comment.

  • Great tips! I drink a lot of kombucha too on the weekend. It is not something I can drink as much during the week, porting a bottle around makes it volatile, so I drink several during the weekend to help detox!

    • I have never tried kombucha before! Thank you so much for your comment and tip!

  • torrs13

    I’ve been doing a lot of organizing lately but my sleep schedule has been a little out of whack. For some reason I have been super sleepy all day and that isn’t helping my motivation level!

    • Organization is a great way to keep yourself on track, but sleep is also important. Don’t be discouraged! Try putting away any electronics 30 minutes before going to sleep (I know, it’s hard) but this tip normally helps people a lot if they’re struggling with sleep.

  • I definitely need to start drinking more water! & sort out my sleep cycle!! Good tips!!

    • Yes! Water and sleep are great for your skin and health overall. Thank you so much for your comment.

  • Laughter, water, sleep, time outdoors, friends – all good reminders. Music and reading also for me. I love your flowery background!

    • Awe! Thank you so much for your compliment and comment. And yes, music and reading are two great ways to relax on the weekend.

  • theyachtieglow

    Yes, love that! I do that most days anyway so I feel my best always!

    • That’s awesome that you have found time and energy to do this everyday! Thank you for your comment!

  • Why can’t cookies be fuel?!! HAHA But I have learned that I don’t always need to grab a cup of coffee first thing in the morning. I love drinking tea as well 🙂

    • Cookies are my weakness (chocolate chip if we’re being specific). Let’s be honest, cookies can be fuel once in awhile 😉 And yes, it’s great to be able to take a break from coffee. Thank you for your comment.

  • Angie@chasingmyhalo

    Love this! Life only gets crazier, so it’s so important to set time aside. I like the idea of a once a month detox. I adore bubble baths and am working them into a series soon too based on the importance of unwinding. Very similar. Great post!

    • Thank you for your comment! You’ll have to let me know when you’re series begins so I can read it! And bubble baths are definitely a great way to relax on the weekend.

  • alyssa

    I keep meaning to get into meditation and yoga but keep putting it off. I’m hoping to cross it off my list this month! And laughter is definitely a must have.

    • I learned about meditation in a simple but effective way. Every class, our professor would have us meditate and breathe for 3 minutes. It was my favorite part of the day. And I always looked forward to it. So, now, I do it on my own just for 5 minutes to stop, breathe and take a break from a crazy day. Thank you for your comment.

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