How to Relax on a Friday Afternoon

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26-09-2016, 10:25
Are you just coming home from school or work on a Friday afternoon? Not worry! Friday afternoon is a great time to decompress from your week and to provide a breathing space before you get to your weekend plans. It can be a lot of fun! See step 1 to get started relaxing!

De-stressing From the Week

  1. As soon as you get home, unpack your bag. This way you won't have to worry about it for the rest of the weekend and won't be scrambling on Monday morning to figure out where everything is. Also, this way you don't have to think about work or school for the weekend, because that reminder is out of the way.
  2. Get comfy. Put on some pajamas or sweatpants and a loose T-shirt. You don't have to look fancy or stylish, just get comfortable.
  3. If you are hungry, grab a snack. Make it something fun and maybe a little unusual to celebrate that it's Friday. For example if you eat pretty healthy throughout the week indulge in a cookie or some chocolate.
    • If you're old enough, a glass of wine would be appropriate (but ONLY if you're of legal drinking age).
  4. Relax in your bed. You can lie in bed, all cozy and comfortable, with your snack, and daydream, or read a book. Take a nap, if you need to. Try to be in the moment by focusing on how comfortable you are, what your snack tastes like, instead of thinking about the stressful things that happened that week or what you have to do for next week.

Have a Relaxing Afternoon

  1. Check your social-networking. Look over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Talk to your friends about your week, but don't spend too much time on there, overthinking the week and worrying about the week to come, or even worrying about plans for the weekend. If you catch yourself obsessing, get off the internet!
  2. Watch a movie. Not TV, but a good movie. You watch TV everyday, but you don't have time to enjoy a nice film. There are lots of types: romantic, comedy, thriller, whatever you're in the mood for. It's up to you. You may even want to have a nice cup of tea or hot cocoa (or iced tea or water, depending on the weather) while watching it, just to get in the mood.
  3. Once the film is over, stretch. Then go put on some music and listen to it. Don't do nothing else, but to listen, dance, and sing to your favorite jams. Free yourself.
  4. Write. Write about silly stuff. You may start doing it as a joke, but may end up realizing something important you had inside of you. It's always important to know ourselves and our deepest feelings, because sometimes we don't hear ourselves when we have such a busy week.
  5. Go prepare a nice, healthy dinner. You can also eat with your family. It may be a whole grain chicken sandwich, or if you're feeling fancy, some sushi. Anything you enjoy but doesn't bloat you, because you don't want to go with a full stomach to bed.
  6. Do some meditation or yoga. Meditation and yoga are great ways to get rid of all those unwanted thoughts and pains from the week. Indulging in a little before you go to bed can help you clear your mind so you'll sleep better and leave you feeling less stressed about your week.
    • When you're doing meditation, choose a comfortable spot and position. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. As you breathe in and out, notice your breath. If you find thoughts are straying across your mind, acknowledge them and let them drift away like clouds. Do this for 15 minutes and you'll be sure to feel more calm and relaxed.
  7. Brush your teeth and clean your face. Put on some moisturizer and lotion on your body. Take a shower. Just make anything to feel clean and get in the mood for a good night sleep.
  8. Try sleeping in the next morning if you can. Turn off any alarms and let your body relax and detox of all the stress in the week. It needs a rest too.


  • Try leaving Friday as a relaxing day, so make plans for Saturday, or the way back. Try leaving plans for Friday after school and relax on Saturday.
  • Either way, DO NOT make plans for Sunday, as you will need to put up with school and/or work. Be aware of your times and don't over-indulge on your relaxing weekend.


  • It can be hard to relax after a weekend at school or work, so cut yourself some slack and Try to ignore the various stressing things that came up during the week.
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