Weekend Touch: 3 Things You Can Do To Unwind With A Budget Of 3K

In today’s fast-paced world, finding time to disconnect, relax and rejuvenate is essential for our mental and physical well-being.

The weekend provides a precious opportunity to step away from the daily grind and reconnect with ourselves and because a majority don’t do that, they find themselves disoriented in the city and their production sinking.

In this article, we’ll explore three fantastic ways Kenyans can disconnect over the weekend, allowing them to recharge and revamp themselves. There are days you need a huge budget for this, but there are days when you can just pull it off with a few shillings.

  1. Booking an Airbnb outside the city for a Weekend Getaway:

There’s something magical about escaping the hustle and bustle of city life, even if it’s just for a couple of days.

Kenyans are fortunate to have serene and affordable options just a short drive away from Nairobi. Consider booking an Airbnb in places like Kitengela, Syokimau or Machakos.

These destinations often offer incredible deals, with prices sometimes dropping to as low as Ksh 1,000 per night. And with around Ksh 3,000 and your own food, this is manageable.

Whether you’re planning a solo retreat or a romantic getaway with your better half, these peaceful surroundings provide the perfect backdrop to disconnect from the daily grind.

Take this opportunity to relax, unwind, and soak in the tranquility of the countryside. Disconnect from the digital world, go for a walk, and let the natural beauty of these locations revitalize your soul.

  1. Ngong Road Sanctuary: A Hidden Gem for Tranquil Weekend Escapes:

While Kenya boasts numerous forest sanctuaries, Ngong Road Sanctuary offers a unique and less crowded experience. Unlike its counterparts, this sanctuary is quieter and more affordable, making it an ideal spot for a peaceful weekend getaway.

With fewer activities on offer, visitors can truly immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. For a minimal fee of around 200 Kenyan shillings, you can access this haven of tranquility and a chance to truly disconnect.

Stroll through the forest, listen to the birdsong, and let the soothing environment calm your senses. It’s a place where you can disconnect from the stresses of daily life and find solace in the natural world.

  1. Stay Indoors, Unplug, and Reconnect with your true self:

While outdoor adventures can be invigorating, sometimes the best way to disconnect is by staying in. Over the years, staying indoors has been demonized forcing many to always look for a ‘plot’.

Contrary to the belief that staying indoors over the weekend is unproductive or bad, it can be incredibly rejuvenating. Here’s how:

  • Switch Off Your Phone: Put your smartphone on silent mode or turn it off completely. Disconnecting from constant notifications and social media can provide much-needed mental respite.
  • Write About Your Dreams: With everything off, use this downtime to journal your thoughts and dreams. Writing can be a therapeutic way to explore your inner world, set goals, and reflect on your aspirations.
  • Eat Junk Food (in Moderation) and Binge-Watch Movies: Give yourself permission to indulge in some guilty pleasures. Enjoy your favorite comfort food and catch up on those movies or TV series you’ve been missing out on. It’s a guilt-free way to relax and unwind.

Remember, the weekend is your time to recharge, so do what makes you feel happiest and most relaxed. Whether you choose to explore the serene countryside, immerse yourself in nature, or have a cozy day indoors, the key is to disconnect from your routine and focus on self-care. In doing so, you’ll return to the week ahead feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to take on life’s challenges with renewed energy.

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