In college, there is a ton of information about how to have a good week or day of classes. However, there is little talk about a good college weekend routine. Most college bloggers who do “Day in the Life” posts track a day during the week. That’s great, but there are some things that you can do during the weekend to have a better day or week. I am going to share with you my weekend routine that helps prepare me for a good week.
Here is what a weekend in the life looks like for me!
The best part of the weekend in my opinion is that (in most cases) I don’t have to set an alarm. I can go to bed and wake up when my body wants to as opposed to having to fight my body’s internal clock.
Without an alarm, I usually wake up around nine, and I like to get an easy, slow start to my day. After I finally get out of bed, I walk myself down to the bathroom to wash my face. This helps me wake up and feel ready to take on the day. I follow that by getting dressed so that I feel more productive.
After I am awake, I check my to do list and get something done. Whether it is checking emails or finishing a major assignment, starting with a bit of productivity is awesome. It makes the day much easier, because I don’t have that annoying paper or assignment hanging over me. Getting something done allows me to more fully enjoy my day off from class.
Eating Some Breakfast
After I get something done, I like to eat a little bit. I like to eat smaller amounts of food throughout the day. Usually, I will have some cereal or another small thing from my room. My college’s cafeteria doesn’t open until almost noon, and I can’t wait for that. I also like to start drinking water early in the day so that I am not tempted to snack and snack on all of the junk food in my room and in vending machines.
More Work Or Some Relaxation
During and after breakfast, I like to catch up on social media, watch YouTube videos and read blog posts. I love getting to interact with other bloggers and friends and family. Also, since I almost always post on Mondays (except for Blogmas-which is every day) the weekend is the perfect time to get a post written for the upcoming week.
Around noon, or a little before, I head to my college cafeteria or I order food or find something in my dorm. It all depends on what is on the menu. If there is something I like, I will go to dining hall, but I usually end up eating on my own. Again, I like to eat something small and drink water.
Going to the PRactice Room
After lunch, I usually go to the practice rooms to work on whatever music I need to. I start with some tone and technique warm ups on my flute and then I get into solos and ensemble music. If you want to see my full practice routine, let me know!
I tend to take it easy in terms of practicing on the weekends, after all, it is the weekend. So, I like to work on a few things, but I won’t spend hours and hours practicing.
More Work (Or a Nap)
When I get back to my room, I either work on upcoming assignments or on my blog and business. If it is a day for blogging, I will work on social media updates, graphics and blog posts. If I have to work on school work, I will prioritize what assignments I have to complete and then go from there. On days where I am all caught up with work, then I might take a short nap.
For dinner, someone else is probably around to hang out. My friends and I will sometimes go to our cafeteria, but if it doesn’t look like it will be good, then we will go get pizza or to some other restaurant.
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Sometimes, I might hang out with friends during this time. Other times I will work on my blog. Or, I will just hang out and watch Netflix or something. Then around nine, I will try to call my family to catch up. I love talking with my family, and video chatting is a great way to stay close to people when I am away from home.
Then, around ten or eleven, I will start winding down and getting ready for bed. I might take a shower or just switch into my pajamas. I know by this time I won’t be going out, so I have no problem getting into something comfy. At this time, I will also get in bed and check social media and watch some Netflix or YouTube.
So, that is what my weekend routine is in college. I love being able to use the weekend to get some productive stuff done but to also have some fun and some me time.
What do you like to do on the weekends? Let me know in the comments! Also, be sure to check out my previous post and follow me on Twitter (@HannahHaefele) so you don’t miss out on future posts!
Thanks for reading!