Daily Distraction: How to get over the weekend blues

Daily Distraction: How to get over the weekend blues

Yay, Friday! … is what I usually feel whenever Friday afternoon rolls around, as I mentally make plans to hang out with friends or go out and play football. Sadly, that’s not an option this time around as most of us are residents of lockdown town.

However, to cure these weekend blues, I’m gonna leave you with a ton of stuff that you can explore while you’re trying to take a break from the gruesome news cycle.

  • Get your creative juices flowing. Apple is giving a 90-day free trial to its popular video and audio editing apps Final Cut Pro and Logic X Pro. It’s notable that the company doesn’t have any trial period on Logic X Pro under normal circumstances.
  • Rejoice music fans! Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails dropped two new albums named Ghosts V-VI for free. Both albums have hours of music packed within them. If NIN isn’t your jam, you can listen to new albums from the Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer or The Weekend.

Video of the day

It’s the weekend, and you’re not going anywhere. So, why not watch the longest match in Wimbledon history: A tiring contest between John Isner and Nicholas Mahut that lasted a whopping 11 hours and five minutes. A report from the Wall Street Journal says they burned 14,000 calories combined.

Meme of the day

Do you have something that is helping you through these difficult times? A video, an app, a song, your pet, or a joke? Email me about it at [email protected], and I might include it in our next Daily Distraction.

Happy weekend. Stay safe.

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