The weekend is probably your only hope of getting off, experiencing something different, learning something new or even being productive. But, how often does your weekend culminate with you being very satisfied? Not all the time, right? Sometimes, your level of productivity during the week is the aftermath of how good or bad your weekend went.
So, let’s take a look at some of the things that can make your weekend a super productive and enjoyable one.
Your weekend needs to feel different from your weekdays.
Instead of eating lunch at home, you could opt for a picnic lunch. Invite friends if you think it will be much fun. The idea is to have fun not to add stress, so there’s absolutely no need to go too far, look for a shady spot around and enjoy the day with your loved ones.
How about a board or card games? This is a good way to engage your mind while also having fun. You could also do some decluttering. It will amaze you how much clutter you have amassed from weeks of being too busy and how much relief you will feel when you declutter.
Clean your closet and give out some of the good stuff to someone in need. Oh! What joy you would feel knowing that you put a smile on somebody’s face.
Other things you could do differently is to go on bike riding as a way of exercising and burning out the excess sugar and fats from consuming too much junk food and soda during the week.
Enjoy it, but do not try to do everything
So, it’s best that weekend plans are prioritized. As much as possible narrow your weekend activities to the best 2 or 3 that would yield maximum impact. This will save you some stress and that frustrating feeling of not having achieved much. In prioritizing, ask yourself what efforts each activity will require and what impact or satisfaction will be gained.
Start early and set time limits
If you choose to do some office work, then endeavour to set time limits. This is to ensure that there are boundaries and your work life doesn’t overshoot into your personal life. Besides, setting time limits will help you focus and finish the task quickly and allow you enough time to enjoy your weekend with your family.
Learn a skill for the job you want or the promotion you desire
Rest and catch up on all the sleep you need
As much as possible, try to maintain a healthy sleeping routine during the weekdays. If this would be a difficult thing to do due to the nature of your job, the weekend is, however, a good time to make up for all the hours of sleep you may have missed during the week. Your body will thank you for this.
Finally, learn to give yourself a break, your body, soul and spirit need it. You can choose to pick a Saturday or Sunday to rest, reflect and meditate. Make this a habit and you will be amazed at how refreshed you will be in every new week.