I’m always evaluating how to better spend my time. Because let’s face it…it seems like we all run out of it VERY quickly. Weekends seem to be two days of super fast catch-up. But Monday rolls around and I find myself still feeling exhausted and in need of a weekend from my weekend.
How do I reclaim my weekend? How do I make it work for me? I came across this article in Forbes last month “How Successful People Spend Their Weekends” and realized a lot of points in this article I was missing.
For example – Minimize chores. I tend to let a lot pile up for the weekend. I never find time to get certain chores done during the week, so I spend a solid few hours tackling laundry or dusting on the weekends. This article made me rethink, well if I can just do ONE thing a night to help lessen that load, it would maximize my weekend time.
Another example – Exercise. EEEEK. I am one to say…go to gym? NO way…it’s the weekend! Well my friends, maybe it doesn’t work that way. I still have no interest in spending time IN the gym on the weekend, but instead I combine a few of the article’s suggestions together and try to do a fun activity with friends or family outside to get us ALL moving! My favorites include hiking (usually around the lake, NOT in the shopping mall) and kayaking.
Overall – disconnecting and relaxing through the course of the weekend, I believe, is the pinnacle of recharging for the week to come. I think to become successful you need to be “on your game” 99% of the time during the work week, so try working in some of these tips to better optimize your weekend spend.
I’m looking forward to pursuing my passions this weekend and spending a relaxing, yet fun 48 hours!
*I understand some work weekends as their regular schedule. I use the term weekend freely. Whatever day or days you have off, even if it is midweek, still try implementing some of these tactics to make sure you are receiving the recharge you need!