Things To Do This Weekend

Have you ever approached the weekend, and thought to yourself, “What are we going to do this weekend?” You know you want to have fun with your family and connect, but you have no idea how to do this. You don’t know what you can do to bring your family together.

You want fun things to do during the weekend, but don’t know where to start.

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone in your family liked the same things? If you’re like most families, there are different ages, tastes, and interests to consider. But don’t worry, I’ll give you a few fun things to do this weekend.

For starters, accept and make peace with the fact that you aren’t going to spend all of your time together. Since I have teenage daughters, my situation is very different than if I had younger children. The ages of your kids will greatly impact your weekend plans. Now that my kids are older, they want to spend a lot of their time with friends.

I’ve seen a lot of people plan their weekends around their kids schedules, and I absolutely understand this. Just make sure you’re getting to do somethings you want to do for yourself. It’s a balance, for sure, but with a little planning and thought, you can spend quality time with your family and have time for yourself.

There are lots of fun things to do this weekend.

There are lots of fun things to do this weekend.

Start by making a list of everything you must do: sports events, parties you’ve already agreed to attend, Sunday school. Then, make a list of things you want to do this weekend for you: taking a walk, grabbing a coffee with a friend, going to a yoga class. Next, list out a few items you want to do with your family: dinner, a hike, playing a game, going to the park and feeding the ducks.

Whatever it is, write it down.

Once you list everything out, you’ll see that you actually can fit in a lot of activities, and that there are plenty of fun things to do this weekend. You just have to be a little organized. I’m all about staying in my PJ’s all day on a Saturday and being lazy, but I have to understand it’s going to take out other activities.

You can’t do it all. You have to prioritize.

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As long as we have one family night, sometime during the weekend, I’m OK with my kids doing what they want with their friends. We can also usually get in a long breakfast on Saturday and a walk or hike together. It’s a balance. It’s normal for teenagers to want to spend their time with friends. My kids understand it’s important for our family to have quality time alone.

Start this weekend intentionally thinking about your plans. You’ll be surprised how you really have a lot of fun things to do this weekend. You want Monday morning to come, and you want to be able to say, “that was a great weekend.”

Have fun, and enjoy!

Find meaning each day,

Dara

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