abuja nightlife with friends

Today is Friday and well the weekend is basically here. Here I am thinking; what better way to start the weekend than to put up a post on 5 fun things to do. Before I begin, I’ll like to let you all know that I hope to publish 2 posts every week. We are trying to be better at what we do right. So I am challenging myself to stick to a routine of 2 posts per week. New posts are now gonna be up every Tuesdays and Fridays.

This post is focused on those that work during the weekdays and therefore have the weekends free for personal matters. If however you work during the weekends then you might not really benefit from this post but you could still continue reading and let me know your thought at the end of this post. Now let’s get into it. Five fun things you could do over the weekend include but are not limited to the following:

1 Meet up with friends and family

A lot of times we tend to overlook the importance of friends and family in our lives. Some of us prefer to be on our own, shout out to the introverts out there. But I think we should make an exception for friends/family, especially family. Over the past few weeks I have made quite a number of friends and I must confess it’s fun getting to know new people. If you live in the same city as some long lost friends, you don’t have to wait for them to invite you over for a meet up. It wouldn’t hurt you to make the first move. You may think you have nothing to talk about but in the midst of over 3 people, you would definitely find things to talk about.

fun things to do over the weekend

abuja nightlife with friends

abuja hangout with friends

2 Explore new places

Break away from the routine of ‘same-old’ places. Go out there and discover new places. I feel like I’m talking to myself…I live in Abuja, yet I am very unaware of a lot of amazing places out there. Guess I have to go out more often. Exploring new places is obviously more fun if you go with some friends or a group of people. Do you now see why Number 1 is so important. If you are not a stranger to you friends and family then it wouldn’t seem awkward to go hang out with them. If you have been a regular LBJ reader, you would know I had a poll where I asked for what you wanted me to write about. Majority chose HANGOUT SPOTS IN ABUJA, this is just a reminder that I haven’t forgotten. The research is still underway and the post would be on the blog soon.

chilling at flaming flamingo rooftop in abuja

3 Go shopping

Now you are wondering how ‘shopping’ can be a fun thing to do right. Well, it’s the weekend. What other time do you have to do your shopping. Am I the only one who gets excited with new items? There’s also this relief you feel when you get things off your TO DO list. Why stress yourself trying to leave the office early enough so you could go grocery shopping when you could just do your shopping over the weekend and spare yourself all the hassle. Shopping is one of my favorite things to do, you can read more about it here. Yes, shopping could be stressful but there is a fulfillment at the end of it all.

weekend shopping

visit to the mall over the weekend

4 Catch up on your favorite shows

This is one of my favorite things to do, howbeit, I do it daily lol. This could be on regular Tv, DSTv, Netflix (which offers the first month free for every new user), YouTube, IrokoTv or good ol’ downloads from uTorrent. Whichever way you choose to catch up on your favorite shows, as long as you have some small chops and a cool glass of juice by your side, I think you are good to go. I recently registered on Netflix but I don’t think I’ll renew the subscription after the ‘one month free subscription’ expires. So I’m just enjoying it while it lasts. Soaking up every moment possible. I mean, who doesn’t like freebies.

watching movies on netflix

how to get away with murder on netflix

the movie fifty on netflix

5 Exercise

I know this may not seem like fun to a lot of people, but it could be if you do it right. I don’t have the luxury of going to workout at the gym, so I try to go for a run when I can. But if you are one of those gym freaks, then why not. I’ve always wanted to enroll in a gym and do all the cool stuff I see on Tv (pardon me, I watch too much movies) but ain’t nobody got time for that. There’s no point of enrolling in a gym for enrolling sake. You have to follow through by being consistent and I’m not ready for such commitment. Exercising over the weekend could be as simple as working out at home or going for a run. You can check out my previous post here for more exercise tips.

keeping fit during weekends

I feel like adding more to this post but that might make it long and boring. Hopefully, this was a good read for you and I hope you try out these 5 fun tips in order to have a fun weekend. Feel free to share this post with your friends and family. Please don’t forget to share your thoughts in the ‘leave a reply’ section below. Let me know how you plan on spending the weekend; what fun tips do you have to share. Let’s learn from each other. Have a fun weekend…

fun things to do in abuja

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    • Janet April 17, 2017 at 8:10 pm


  • Makafui April 8, 2017 at 12:07 am

    I started my weekend this evening😃😃😃😃 with a rekindling experience of a sort. made some new friends this evening. The weekend is already lit … great post👍👍👍

    • Janet April 10, 2017 at 8:34 am

      lol good to know. Thanks for reading

  • ramblingsofmsmimi April 7, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Point 1 definitely applies to me, I need to make more of an effort to meet up with friends and family. I’m terrible at visiting lol. Great post!

    • Janet April 7, 2017 at 10:48 am

      lol Thanks Mimi. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.


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