Weekends are for relaxing and lounging around the house in your pajamas. But every once in a while, it’s good to change things up and say, go for a hike or meet friends for brunch. As much as sitting at home and being with yourself is an important aspect of self-care, connecting with people and doing new things are also equally important. Here are a few ideas on how you can make Sunday a fun day that fills you with a sense of vigor.
Plan a picnic
With so many restaurants around town, a picnic has kind of become obsolete but it still has its own charm. Pack some food, a few drinks, and maybe a bed sheet too, and ask your friends to do the same and head somewhere nice and quiet. Godavari and Shivapuri can be a few options around the valley. Spend a leisurely day just chatting and catching up and head home rejuvenated late in the evening.
Explore your area
You can do this with your family and friends or you can go out alone. Instead of just lounging in bed all day, put on your walking shoes and explore nearby areas. You can discover hidden alleys, little boutique shops, and many quaint temples in any part of the city this way. You will also get to know your locality better. After exploring for an hour or so, stop at a local teashop and enjoy a cup of tea before heading home.
Discover different delicacies
All of us have our favorite restaurants and cafes and these are often the places we go to day after day, week after week. Choose to do something different on the weekend. Pick a cuisine or two that you would like to try and find different places to try these dishes. If you pick Thai and Newari food, you could have brunch at a Thai place in Jhamiskhel and then, for dinner, head to a different part of town for a scrumptious Newari meal.
Sign up for a workshop
The weekend can be the perfect time to learn something new and challenging as there are plenty of workshops and trainings happening during this time. Be aware of what’s happening around you and sign up for a class or two. It could be a dance class, or a pottery or writing workshop. You could also use this free time to visit art galleries around town. There’s bound to an interesting exhibition going on somewhere.
Organize a book/clothes swap
This is really fun and it can save you a lot of money too. Gather clothes and books that you don’t want and ask your friends and relatives to do the same. Decide on the number of things each person has to bring beforehand. Say, five books and five clothing items. Then you can all meet over coffee or cocktail and swap the things among yourselves. In this case, the more people, the merrier.