RELAXING WEEKEND IDEAS

“Kick Back & Relax with These Affordable Weekend Ideas!”

 

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Better days are coming, they’re called Saturday and Sunday! Two precious days to relax on your own or together with loved ones that can sometimes feel short-lived. Yet, as much as we’d like to think of ourselves on a two-day vacation, the truth can sometimes be far from that. From running errands to grocery shopping, exercising or catching up with loved ones, there are plenty of things to be done in very little time that it can be challenging to set time aside to kick back and relax. Which could be why staycations and short trips abroad have grown in popularity – as it forces one to leave their schedules behind!

 

Ask anyone what ‘fun experiences’ are, and you’ll find that it’s often tied to concerts, parties and events. But living a good life does not always need to mean expensive living. While there are perks to the occasional splurge, there’s plenty of fun to be enjoyed for a low cost as well. Anything that comes to mind? If not, read on for some ideas on how you can jazz up your weekend affordably – starting right here at Greenwich V.

  

1) Get a dose of nature

 

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Did you know? Bill Gates spends two weeks alone in the forest each year in what he’s termed as his “Think Week”. That’s because it’s been scientifically proven that time spent outdoors can reduce your stress levels, help you find clarity and refresh your mind and body. While we don’t have the luxury of retreating into a forest – a dose of nature at Greenwich V on the weekend comes close. Head up to the mall’s rooftop and let its mini-urban garden welcome you! With skies above you and greenery around you, take this chance to catch up with a friend, read your favourite book or enjoy a cup of coffee in nature.

 

2) Stroll and breathe fresh air

 

  

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If sitting in nature isn’t your cup of tea, go for a short walk. It’ll boost your endorphins (feel-good hormones) to improve your mood, lower stress, and make you feel more energetic and positive as a whole. Here at Greenwich V, the pavement and greenery on level one and boardwalk on level two are both suitable spots for you to take a stroll while friends or family go shopping. Or better yet, invite them to join you on a casual walk together! Who knows what interesting things you might pick up along the way if you took the time to meander?

 

3) Try something new and delicious

 

 

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Humans are creatures of habit. But variety is the spice of life! By introducing different types of foods to your system, it’ll give you a better-balanced diet and keep your mind open to trying new dishes in the future. Plus, we live in a melting pot with access to all types of food! So if you’re used to having a specific type of meal over the weekend, try switching things up. Here at Greenwich V, a plethora of options await every taste bud. Craving for bubble tea? Visit LiHo (#01-20). Looking for something healthy? Check out Cedele (#02-14). Keen on local, hawker fare? Try Toast Box (#01-06) or Food Scholar (#01-09). Feeling like you want dessert? Go for Awfully Chocolate (#02-02). The choice is yours.

 

4) Appreciate art around you

 

 

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Art is one of the biggest forms of relaxation. Whether it’s painting, photography, music, or even sculptures – art of any kind has been proven to impact one’s well-being and lower anxiety or depression. So the next time you visit Greenwich V, why not be a tourist in your own country? Take a moment to appreciate this collection of sculptures by Lim Leong Seng which celebrates the rich heritage and unique character of Seletar.

 

The area had a lot of country charm back then… From the rubber estates of yesteryear lining Yio Chu Kang Road and Jalan Kayu to the sights, sounds and smells of tweeting birds, quivering butterflies and colourful wildflowers, the Seletar precinct exudes homey country charm and verdant green spaces. For those who grew up here through its journey of progress, the abundance of childhood memories lives on.”, describes Mr Lim.

 

5) Treat yourself with kindness

 

 

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Self-care never hurts, so why not treat yourself to a haircut, manicure, or both? It’s the weekend after all! Besides, a new look is always a great way to bring you more confidence and positivity. If you’ve been working hard all week, let Soulworks by Koyee (#01-04) take care of you. The integrated (4-in-1) hair, nail, face and body care hub aims to give both ladies and gentlemen a welcoming, professional and value-for-money beauty and relaxation experience. Be sure to call in advance to secure your session!

 

Everyone’s interests may be different. But we hope that these ideas can get you started on thinking of more fun, affordable and rewarding ways to celebrate weekends at low to zero costs! After all, a weekend well spent brings a week of content, so plan yours well.

 

 

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