From 9 to 5 to The Great Outdoors

Having a great work-life balance is something everyone strives for. The daily grind can take a toll on you if there’s no break from it. We’re not talking about those yearly vacations. We’re talking about weekends disconnected from your phones and laptops. It’s about not taking your work home with you. Admittedly, a tough task for most people these day. However, weekends can and should be sacrosanct.

At work, more often than not, you’ll find yourself dreaming about a vacation. Lounging by a beach or lacing up those hiking and trekking shoes and going for a long trek among scenic views. Isn’t that a sign that you really need a break? So this week, when you leave office on that Friday night, go home with the intention to swap your laptop bag for a trekking backpack. Just for one weekend. Try it. And you’ll never work on weekends again.

Sure, you’ve got a laptop backpack. Now how about getting one of those really cool trekking backpacks? You’ll find a wide range of backpacks online at sites like the Wildcraft online store. Your one stop shop for all things adventure. A fitting place to buy your backpack, don’t you think? The funny thing is, they also have laptop bags. So if you want to exchange your boring old bag for a much better looking, and more durable laptop backpack, is the place to go.

And while you’re there, you might as well pick up those shoes you’ve been dreaming of. Trekking shoes for men, trekking shoes for women, of all styles, colours and price ranges. You’ll be spoilt for choice at the variety. Now that you’ve purchased your backpacks and trekking shoes online, you’re ready to plan your weekend adventure.

So where will it be? Ideally some place close to your city. It is after all just a weekend trip. A little research will go a long way. Ask a few friends, or locals who’ve lived in the city all their lives. They’ll certainly know of some idyllic spots to escape the bustle of the city. Get a list of places, verify them online. Make sure conditions are right to visit those places, get directions and find accommodation.

Next, gather some friends. Because what’s a trip without some good company to enjoy it with? Night-time bonfires, exploring ruins, jumping into a clear pool. These are all things that only get better when shared. However if you’re more of a solo traveller, you’ll probably look for quieter locations to explore. Whatever your taste, always make sure someone knows you’re off on an adventure. Safety first, always.

So remember, when you get home this Friday, trade your laptop bag for a trekking backpack and set off. Turn your mind off work and just enjoy the great outdoors. You’ll never regret it. It will change your life. And might even make you better at your job!