You’ve got a lot of time to yourself as you enter these amazing midlife years, so why not put it to good use? And especially over the weekend! These are typically days when the sun is out and there’s blue skies all round, so why not make good use of them and have a few more exciting things to do? If you’re struggling to come up with some ideas of your own, check out the ones below for a bit of inspiration! 

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Take an Unusual Class

Forget going to a cooking class or an art class (even if you usually enjoy these activities!) – you want to try out something a bit unique and unusual here. And if that means you dedicate the next 48 hours to learning how to juggle, or how to make paper crafts in the shape of a swan, this is how you’re going to spend the weekend! 

Doing something a little more out there, and a little untraditional, can give you a wonderful new hobby to pick up. You can spend time in a new and exciting place, surrounded by people who have true passion for the activity, and that’s always a refreshing setting to be in. 

Go on a Mini Break

If you’ve got about 48 hours to spare, you’ve got just enough time to get out of town and relax on a spa holiday! Spend a good couple days in the company of trained masseuses, or if spas aren’t really your thing, you can relax in a boutique hotel and experience everything a new city has to offer instead. 

If you’ve got a bit of extra cash to spare, you could even jetset off to Paris or Barcelona for that same period of time! And if you think such an adventure is not for you, it’s A-OK to treat yourself, especially after a long and hard week. As long as you’re out of town and you’re not coming back until Monday, and your email inbox is turned off, you’ll be able to have a fun (and even slightly wild!) mini break of your dreams. 

Host a Spontaneous Party

Are you the kind of person who always wishes more things were going on in your life? Why not be the one to spur things forwards? Be the change you want to see in the world and start hosting a few game nights, dinner parties, and cocktail evenings that’ll have your friends talking for weeks to come. 

If you’ve got a spare weekend, and there’s a lot of nibbles in the freezer you can cook up, send a message out to see if people are free. Even if only two people can make it, put some music on, get the food and drink out, and make sure you can all have a laugh together. You just need to make it a regular thing to attract bigger crowds! 

If you’ve got some free time this weekend, use it wisely with the methods above.