Uh, the dichotomy between wanting to rest on a weekend binge-watching! What do you do to recharge? Typically recharge means when you rest your body and brain together so you’re ready for work again. But what if you just want to recharge your body and not your brain?
In the olden days, before social media and all-episode-releases, we all used to rest by actually sleeping. These days, however, things are way different. When my husband and I put our babies to sleep, we want to “rest” too. But sometimes (more often than not) that means some social media, or some Netflix, or just doomscrolling. Me-time or wasting time, call it what you want, but it’s the truth of this era!
In fact, even if you’re not a Netflix-alone type of person (aka hopeless introvert), you can still be very tired after a weekend. There are plenty of opportunities for partying, clubbing and socializing. And once you get through all those, there’s still laundry to do, groceries to buy, rooms to clean and meals to cook. We all know how Mondays have a bad rap for being the worst days of the week. Sleep researchers (are they even a thing?) even have a word for it – “social jetlag”.
So let me know in the comments below – what makes you exhausted after a weekend?
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University.
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