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5 Tips to Make Your Weekend Feel Longer

Updated: Nov 20, 2021

We all want our weekend to feel longer and maximize the most out of time we aren't at work. Check out the below tips and let us know if you can think of any more.

1: Leave Work At Work

When you walk out the door (or close your laptop in your house), tell yourself (even out loud) “I’m leaving work here. My job is not my life.” Remind yourself if work thoughts come back.

2: Check-In With Yourself

So often we go through the motions without making time meaningful. What do you really need this weekend? Do you need to read a good book? To go to the beach? What would help elevate your weekend? Plan intentional self-care.

3: Try To Stay Close To Your Work Sleep Schedule

You’ll have more energy/time during the weekend and won’t hit Monday feeling exhausted.

4: Find One Way To Connect

With family, a friend, etc. but one way to connect with those around you.

5: Don’t Cut Sunday Short

Tell the Sunday Scaries a few good things you are looking forward to this week and then get back to enjoying your weekend.

Also, a bonus one: it’s okay to delete social media from your phone on the weekend. It can be so easy to zone out on social media, compare and contrast our weekends to others, or feel like we are missing out. Taking some off-screen time can be incredibly helpful to rest, recharge, and be in the moment.

Want more approaches like this to enjoy your time, be in the moment, and let go of anxiety and worry? Consider a few sessions with one or our trained experts. We hope to work with you here soon at Willow Tree Healing Center!

-Mary Willoughby Romm

If you are looking for online counseling, Mary Willoughby Romm is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Virginia who provides online therapy for Willow Tree Healing Center. She enjoys transforming the lives of women, college students, kids, tweens/teens, and families through providing communication strategies, coping skills that work, allowing a safe space to be heard, and actively working towards helping you with your challenges. She is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (ages 2-7) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, counsels substance abuse in teens and adults, and practices Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.

Please send an email to to explore working together.

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