Weekends are a perfect time of a week that everybody secretly looks forward to let their hair down or breathe in some fresh air more calmly. The word itself has become synonymous with relaxation period as it is the day or days when we mostly do activities to make leisure more fruitful or entertaining but the end result should be that it should have the ability to give relaxing vibes. As weekdays are always hectic with loads of work, people take their days off to do some tasks which give them the notion that their free periods have been a worthy one. The activities that are done on weekends are now called weekending. Our social media feeds are always replete with snapshots of different ambiences and moods of masses during the beginning of the week or even during the weekend with the latest hashtag of leisure period or holidays known as #weekending. The best thing about weekending or spending short holidays fruitfully is that it has helped many businesses to earn good profits which in turn lead to economic development in a region.
Here are some common types of weekending that people love or mostly follow-
Hanging out at the movies
The most common form of hangout that everybody loves doing on weekends is at the movies. Be it the chance of seeing their favourite actors’ performance onscreen or the act of sitting together cozily with loved ones and whiling away the time by watching the drama before their eyes, movie watching is a favourite weekend activity all over the globe. Cinema halls are packed fully with a houseful of weekend enjoyers on Saturdays and Sundays. A fruitful away of sitting idly yet enjoying some action in reel life, movie watching is not only a good way of getting entertained but learn about the culture of a place, get to see some picturesque spots, get an idea of fashion that are the work of some bright minded creative artists. Weekends are the time when movie tickets fly away fast from the counters or booked online with a few clicks and of course more buckets of popcorn, fries, chips are munched or bottles of aerated drinks are sipped as the actors continues to share dialogues and perform some dramatic actions in front of you but behind the screen.
Indulge in some shopping therapy
Shopping malls are the trendiest hotspots of frequenting during weekends now. While there might be some who really goes with the view of seriously shopping for some items, there are those who likes to soak in the sights of colourful displays that are found in exquisite avatars only in shopping malls. Window shopping has become a rage these days as the highly stylish and super expensive clothes, shoes or accessories that are elegantly shown behind glass cases under high power lights has the captivity to dazzle the visual senses brightly and deeply and give some serious guilty pleasure to the onlooker. The activity of even peeping for some moments through the doors of the shops behind a busy market or in the shopping mall can please an onlooker and bring smiles to their faces as the myriad hues always has the capacity to enhance happiness in the depths of mind or literally satiate the eyes. Unlike leisure periods on weekdays which gives ample scope to a person to soak in pleasures of scrolling endlessly through social media, weekends are the only periods where guilty pleasure can be enjoyed in reality by strolling through market lanes or the shopping malls. Besides visual pleasures, going to shopping haunts frequently can give you an update about the latest fashion so that you can prepare your next shopping haul on an estimated budget and go back home with packets of good stuff later.
Eating away with families or friends
When the period of weekends hits in, the urge for seeking vibes of relaxation may force many to abandon the rigorous task of cooking and seek solace in the heavenly taste of food that is prepared outside the premises of home. While some would go to a restaurant with their family after much search, some would rather find happiness by the cost effective way of munching on street food which has a surreal flavor with its coating of abundant spices and layers of sauces. Eating out has today become almost a compulsory activity to be followed on weekends and this process would not be wrong to be termed as a weekending tradition specially adhered to by the bubbly youths.
Hopping away places of interest nearby or escape somewhere far
To spend a weekend in a good way, many make plans to visit a nearby place of interest like parks, museum , zoo , religious institutions with the aim of learning something, find peace as well as have fun. It is a good sign when locales visit the local places of interest during weekends as it increases footfall there thereby leading to the economic development of that region. Meanwhile, there are people whose lust for travel and the zeal for exploring something unknown make them venture out of their homes to some faraway destinations where they can breathe in some fresh air, gain new knowledge, find new adventures to participate in and thereby satisfy their wanderlust. Meanwhile, there is also a category of guys whose merry spirit and never-say-tired attitude would never stop them from roaming around their towns for the whole day so that their idea of weekending can become a wild memory in the future.
Relax away at home or spend the whole day completing a whole lot of household chores
Be it web series, YouTube videos, Instagram reels, TV shows, weekending away at home can never be bad because the huge load of content that are available these days means that you cannot fail at getting entertained. While some would rather find a way to sleep away the weekend till midday, there are some who would pass away this period of leisure by chilling in the favourite spot in the house with their favourite programmes in an electronic device of their choice. Meanwhile, there are some whose weekends can be ultimately like the weekdays as they always get busy in some household chores whether it be washing their mounds of clothes, sweeping or rubbing the whole house till everything is sparklingly clean or dusting away ignored trinkets plus forgotten untouched corners of their residences.