Make the Most of Your Weekends In Your Hostel in Chennai
Thank God, it’s Friday! You’ve probably said that phrase at least once in your boys’ hostel in Chennai, as you get ready to unwind from your hectic week and look forward to some leisure time during the weekend. And there are tonnes of options for you to check out in the city, from heading to Marina beach, to visiting some quirky cafes to catching a movie with your friends. But sometimes you’re just not in the mood to go out over the weekend (or you’ve already exhausted your budget) and you’d much rather recharge your batteries in your room itself. And that’s why we’ve come up with some of the easiest and best ways for you to unwind right from your hostel in Chennai. Let’s take a look.
Host a game night
One of the best things about living in a hostel is that you’re never without friends to hang out with. So, why not commandeer your common room for a games night with your friends and roommates. You can break out some popular board games like Monopoly, have a Scrabble tournament, or team up for Pictionary. If you’re living in a managed accommodation like Stanza Living, your residence will probably have a games area equipped with a pool table and Foosball so you can enjoy those too. The easiest and most inexpensive way to kickback and relax on a weekend.
Do some yoga
If you keep telling yourself you’re going to start doing yoga and meditating as soon as you find the time, it’s time to stop thinking about it and actually start doing it. And the weekend is a great time to start. Set up a quiet space in your room, maybe a few scented candles and allow yourself to rejuvenate your mind. There are a lot of apps like Calm and Headspace that you can use if you find it difficult to concentrate, or you can follow along to different asanas by looking at YouTube tutorials. Don’t procrastinate your wellness journey, use the weekend to get started instead.
Get a Sweat Going
If your hectic schedule at work or college isn’t leaving you enough time to go to the gym, the weekend is here to rescue you. Catch up on your workouts during the weekend. Your friends will probably be free at the same time so you can head to the gym together or go for a run. You could even join a pilates or boxing class if you prefer a more unconventional workout. It’s always easier to get your exercise done when you have company, which is why the weekend is perfect for you and your friends to get a sweat on.
Throw a Party
Going out is expensive, but the pandemic has taught us that it’s totally possible to have fun without leaving the house. So, why not have a party with your friends and roommates in-house. Everyone can take up different responsibilities, so that one person can manage the playlist, another the snacks, and so on and so forth. Then put on your favourite tunes and dance the weekend away.
Have a Staycation
Sometimes you don’t want to be uber productive over the weekend. And that’s fine. So why not have a staycation in your hostel instead. Plan some of your favourite activities that you love to do but usually don’t have time for. Turn off your work notifications and watch some of your favourite movies, catch up on your reading or go and meet some friends in some nice cafes in Chennai. This will give you a bit of a break from the monotony of your routine, and give you some much needed rest and relaxation before you start your week again.
So, there you have it. Those were our top weekend plans that you can enjoy in your hostel in Chennai. Go ahead and try them out this weekend, and you’re sure to have a blast!