Working and learning from home has definitely thrown everyone for a loop. It’s ruined familiar routines and has put all the holidays and social plans on hold. Just because plans have changed, however, does not mean that you cannot make special plans to enjoy with your family, or even online over video chat with friends.
Having things to look forward to in the week is critical for your wellbeing. It breaks up the monotony and helps you focus enough to get through another week of working from home or being furloughed.
To give you some great tips on how you can plan great date nights in, use this guide:
Order Take Away Once a Week
Try out new dishes from the restaurants around you. Find new favorites from Neds Noodle Restaurants, try out a new starter, or get a huge collection of food and share it with your family. There are so many different restaurants still open and delivering, so trying out new dishes (even if in your own home) can add a fun boost to your routine that makes your weekends special.
This can even be done through a video. If your friends live in the same city as you order food from the same establishment, or find an approximation so that you can both enjoy the same range of dishes, even if they wouldn’t taste exactly the same.
Host a Game Night for the Whole Family
Game night is another great way to spice up your weekends and build a better routine for your whole family. You can even keep score and host a long-standing tournament so that each game night builds on the one that came before that.
These games can be online; they can be board games; they can even be entirely made up. Setting aside a specific night for a game night, however, will make a great new tradition for your family that you can enjoy long after lockdown is completely lifted.
Have a Camping Trip
You can have a camping trip even if you don’t have a garden. Clear out the living room as much as you can and set up the tent inside. If you do have a garden, set it up outside. Camping is a quintessential summer activity, and just because you aren’t allowed near your favorite campsite does not mean you are out of luck. Use your imagination, have fun, and simply break up the routine of staying at home by changing the game and sleeping in a tent instead.
Try New Things Together
Order art supplies so that you can all have a fun painting experience together or figure out how to make bread from scratch. There are so many things you can try together as a family over the weekend that will make it feel more like the break from the week that it is supposed to be.
With some imagination and hard work, you can transform your weekends so that they are full of fun, give you energy, and offer you something great to look forward to in the week. Keep doing the things you enjoy, and try new ones for the things you don’t. By the end of it, your family will be stronger than ever before.