Since we started Sobur (the most effective hangover cure available, in case you didn’t know) thousands of people across the planet have been realizing something extra-ordinary: there is an amazing amount of things you can now do on Saturdays and Sundays now that your not lying in bead suffering from a killer hangover from the night before!
I wanted to take a moment and pay homage to the Amazing Weekend Adventure! Here are 5 things you can do this weekend that don’t involve 1) moaning about the night before because your head hurts so much and 2) binge watching movies on Netflix!
5 Things You Can Do This Weekend
Go on a ‘microadventure’
One of my favourite adventure advocates (I wanted to write ‘action heroes’, because that’s what he really is!) Alastair Humphreys is a strong advocate of the ‘microadventure‘, even writing a book on the subject. He describes them as:
“Microadventures are adventures that are close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective. A microadventure has the spirit (and therefore the benefits) of a big adventure. It’s just all condensed into a weekend away, or even a midweek escape from the office. Even people living in big cities are not very far away from small pockets of wilderness.
You can experience it by yourself or with friends. You can do it with your parents or children or colleagues from the office. You can seek out short, interesting, rewarding adventures right on your doorstep.
If you are too busy, too stressed, too broke, too tired or too unfit for an adventure, then you definitely would benefit from a microadventure.
Climb a hill, jump in a river, sleep under the stars.
The whole point of microadventures is that you do not need much time, money or specialised equipment. A microadventure can be anything that feels fresh, new and challenging for you. Time, money, skill or (lack of) talent are no excuses.”
Check out the fun video on microadventures:
Here’s some great suggestions for micro-adventures you could do this weekend:
- Enter a race
- Sleep on a Hill
- 24 Hour Bivvy Challenge
- Back to Basics
- Exploring Islands
- Source to Sea
- River Swim
- Grab a Map. Close your Eyes. Point. Go
- Mountain Microadventure
Time to have an adventure!
Organize a game/tournament of your favorite sport
This ones great when the suns out: call up your friends and family, and organise a sports tournament amongst them. The easiest way to get everyone involved is to ignite their competitive spirit and offer up a prize for the winner(s). Itunes/Amazon gift card, free drinks for the night from all the other participants, a guaranteed lift/helping hand in future — anything that gets people eager to win.
There’s loads of sports that are perfect for group tournaments:
- Table tennis
The list is endless, just think of a fun sport that the majority of people like to play, and organise a get together around it. If it is a sunny day, consider setting up a BBQ to feed all of the hungry athletes!
It sounds cheesy, but these simple ‘get-togethers’ are what really make memories. That time you and your 2 mates poured champagne on young ladies is a fun memory, but you wont remember it when you old unlike the time your uncle Bill and your friend Shirley got in a massive fight over a volleyball match and turned it into a yearly (volleyball) feud. This may, or may not have, happened to me!
Here’s some great ideas on how to organize a sports tournament properly.
Learn something amazing in a single weekend
The brilliant site LifeHacker shares many productivity and happiness short cuts, but their best content is the ‘weekendhacker‘ series where they show you how you can go from zero to hero in different exciting and fun areas of life in a single weekend.
Here are some of their best weekendhacker ideas:
- Master the Command Line This Weekend (a key skill for really controlling a computer like a boss!)
- Learn the basics of design this weekend
- Learn a new skill this weekend (including how to code, learn photography, how to draw, how to cook, DIY skills and play an instrument, all in a weekend!)
- Get Better Habits This Weekend
- Learn how to make music this weekend
- Upgrade and redesign your home this weekend
- Get a handle on your finances this weekend
- Cut the cost of your bills this weekend
There’s lots more in the lifehacker weekendhacker category, but these should keep at least the next 5-6 weekends interesting and productive!
Go on a food tour
There is no better way to explore a place, culture, country or city then by sampling food that is unique to it!
Whenever I’ve moved to a new city in the past, I always go on a Goonie-esque adventure of the local area (inspired by Nerd Fitness), and I always focus on sampling as many food joints as I can!
Think about it, how long have you been living in your current location? Similarly, how well do you know your own town/city? I’m guessing the answer is “not as well as I should!”
Don’t end up moving 5 years from now, and have some smug lady at a dinner party tell you how awesome the place you used to live in really is and how “you didn’t do it right”… get out and explore your surroundings. I do it through food but you don’t have to: try seeing every museum in your city one weekend. Or walking along every river. Or uncovering some strange fact about your hometown online and uncovering the story behind it over one weekend. Have some fun!
If you want to do a food tour of your town or city, I recommend Googling “[your town] walking food tour” first and either joining it (I’m too cheap for that though, most times) or taking notes of where the tour stops and hopping in the car/bus/train/bike and visiting each spot yourself.
Read an entire book
Most people I know complain about not having enough time to read anymore; life always seems to get in the way. Many people, who are massive book fans—fiction and non-fiction—haven’t had time to read and complete a book in more then a year. I personally believe that reading is a necessary requirement of mental growth and health.
Discovering that you can demolish an entire book in a single weekend was a big revelation for me. Instead of waiting until you get home from work when you’re exhausted and likely to fall asleep after reading one or two pages, or sneaking a chapter in here and there during lunch breaks and commutes, here’s a few books that are easily readable within a weekend and are great reads at the same time:
- The Wonderful Weekend Book by Elspeth Thompson
- Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace
- Creatures of Habit by Jill McCorkle
- Around the World In Eighty Days by Jules Verne
- Memory Wall: Stories by Anthony Doerr
- The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
- The Other Family by Joanna Trollope
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey
This weekend, don’t waste it suffering from a terrible hangover! Take some Sobur hangover pills, banish your hangovers and Enjoy your weekend!
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