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6 Ways to Enjoy a Lazy Saturday

6 Ways to Enjoy a Lazy Saturday

As summer comes to an end, people are enjoying a little less travel and a little more relaxation on the weekends. But what do you do when you don’t have any big plans? While it can feel like a sin to not have any plans on the weekend, a lazy Saturday is sometimes the perfect end to a stressful week.

Here are some fun ways you can enjoy your next lazy Saturday!

1. Stay Comfy

Weekdays are for dressing up and impressing coworkers. A lazy Saturday morning calls for nothing more than staying in your favorite pajamas and cooking breakfast or playing board games with the family. There’s something about being comfortable and not dressing up for the day that makes a Saturday morning even more carefree and relaxing.

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2. Host a Carefree Brunch

Being lazy on a Saturday morning isn’t about being anti-social. It’s more about staying relaxed in your own environment. With that being said, feel free to invite over a few close friends and enjoy brunch.

The key here is to make the brunch as stress-free as possible. Running to the supermarket to get last-minute ingredients, forgetting to run the dishwasher, and burning the pancakes aren’t exactly good ways to start your day. Make everything easy by setting the table the night before, making a breakfast casserole that simply needs to be put in the oven, and using paper products that can be thrown away.

3. Enjoy a Bath

During the week, showers are probably your worst nightmare. You constantly oversleep and forget to leave enough time to dry your hair. Well, you can make up for these frustrations by enjoying a relaxing bath on a Saturday morning. Take your time. Get the temperature just right, grab a magazine, light some candles, and use a nice bath bomb. You’ll get out feeling clean, refreshed, and ready to conquer the rest of your lazy day.

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4. Crank the Music Up

While there’s nothing wrong with binge watching Netflix, you may be surprised to find that music is better for elevating your mood. Crank up the music throughout your house and enjoy singing along to your favorite tunes while reading a magazine or cooking.

5. Plan Meals for Next Week

Is meal planning stressful for you? If so, it’s probably because you’re always doing it last-minute. You may even be meal planning in the supermarket parking lot. Well, remove some of the stress and spend some time planning for next week’s meals on Saturday morning.

Turn on some music, hop on Pinterest, and find some healthy, tasty recipes that you’re willing to try. If you enjoy cooking and find it relaxing, you may even want to spend the day preparing meals ahead of time.

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6. Finish the Day Outdoors

There’s something peaceful about spending a late-summer or early-fall evening outdoors. Since you’ve probably been inside for most of the day, you’ll be happy to get some fresh air. If you have a porch, pouring a nice drink and sitting around chatting can be fun. If you have a large backyard, building a bonfire is the perfect way to close out the day. There are lots of options, so don’t be afraid to get creative!

Embrace the Laziness

While lazy isn’t a word that you want people to use to describe you on a regular basis, it’s okay to embrace it on the occasional Saturday. Sometimes, staying home in your pajamas, and hanging out by yourself or with family is just what the doctor ordered. Energize your body and mind so that you’ll be ready to face the new week with grace, inspiration, and motivation.

How was your Saturday?

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Anna is a freelance writer, researcher, and business consultant.

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Last Updated on September 17, 2018

10 Reasons Why You Should Get Naked More Often

10 Reasons Why You Should Get Naked More Often

Getting naked is often thought of as an act that should only be reserved for intimacy—and even then some get squirmy! Many people are more comfortable believing that the more clothes you are wearing the better. However, getting naked more often can have great benefits for you. Here are 10 great reasons to get naked more often:

1. It burns more fat.

Your body’s main supply of brown adipose tissue (BAT), or good fat cells, are located around your shoulder blades and neck. When your body is exposed to the elements and is cooler, the BAT proliferates and essentially kills the white adipose tissue, aka bad fat cells. So, not wearing any clothes helps promote this and makes you healthier.

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2. You’ll become comfortable with who you are.

Self-acceptance is hard to come by today. Ask anyone you know and see if they are happy with themselves. Chances are they will say they are too fat, not pretty, and find all of the flaws that they can. In reality, others do not see this. They see that you are beautiful. When you begin to get naked, you learn to appreciate your body and realize how beautiful you really are.

3. It saves you money.

Being naked more often saves on buying new clothing since you are wearing nothing a lot of the time. Be careful when you are in public, though—you may have to put on some clothes!

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4. It increases your immune system.

Being naked and getting exposure to the sun’s rays actually increases your body’s vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is directly related to your immune system. When you have optimal levels of vitamin D, your body’s immune system is impeccable, and you will be better equipped to ward off viruses, including the common cold and flu. So go lay outside naked on your private balcony or in your yard.

5. It makes you face your fears head on.

People cringe today when you mention the words “get naked.” They are so afraid of it—and today’s children are so ingrained with this—that they must wear layer upon layer to deal with their body image. However, when you are naked, you face your fears of body image and self-acceptance, experiencing some of the best moments of your life.

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6. You will feel better in your clothes.

When you do wear clothes (because not everyone has yet accepted being naked in public), you will start to choose clothing that accentuates the parts of your body that you love. You will begin to notice that maybe that muumuu does not flatter your beautiful curves and start wearing clothes that you love.

7. You will embrace vulnerability.

When you put yourself out there, it is a natural reaction to have fear and worry. However, this is an opportunity to embrace being vulnerable. It allows you to think and get down to the core of what really matters and what is of importance to you. When you strip away all of the excess, you are 100% you and willing to take on anything that comes your way.

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8. You will show the world the real you.

Today, we have many ways of altering our appearance from our true body image when we wear clothing. Some people alter their image so much that they fear getting naked with the person they love. It seems crazy that this could even happen; however, the rise in use of breast-enhancing bras and Spanx products has put this idea into people’s minds. This all goes back to being comfortable with your true body image. If a person really does love you, then they should not love you based upon your image. If they do, then you may even decide that the ever-so-uncomfortable leggings that go up above your waist to hold in all of the imperfections may not be worth it after all.

9. You will have fun.

Well, this could go in all sorts of directions. But when you are comfortable with your naked body and see it as being flattering, then life is more fun. You start realizing that you are beautiful and are willing to do more things that you probably would not have done otherwise—with and without your clothes on.

10. You can have intercourse with the lights on.

Many people are self-conscious about the way they look and decide that the less lighting the better when they are intimate with their partner. It’s nothing new. If you survey your best friends, you will probably come to this conclusion too. They may say that it even gets awkward, because they are more concerned with what their partner thinks of their body than just having and enjoying amazing intercourse. When you love the way you look naked, you will also want to have your partner see you at your best.

What are you waiting for? Start spending more time in the buff today and begin to change the way you think about your body.

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