The following list contains 10 things that successful people do to find balance on the
weekend and to come into work at 110% on Monday morning.
1. They Disconnect
Disconnecting is the most important weekend strategy on this list, because if you can’t find
a way to remove yourself electronically from your work Friday evening through Monday
morning, then you’ve never really left work.
2. They Minimize Chores
You need to schedule your chores like you would anything else during the week, and if you
don’t complete them during the allotted time, you move on and finish them the following
3. They Reflect
Weekly reflection is a powerful tool for improvement. Use the weekend to contemplate the
larger forces that are shaping your industry, your organization, and your job.
4. They Exercise
Getting your body moving for as little as 10 minutes releases GABA, a soothing
neurotransmitter that reduces stress. Exercise is also a great way to come up with new ideas.
Innovators and other successful people know that being outdoors often sparks creativity.
5. They Pursue a Passion
You might be surprised what happens when you pursue something you’re passionate about
on weekends. Indulging your passions is a great way to escape stress and to open your mind
to new ways of thinking.
6. They Spend Quality Time with Family
Spending quality time with your family on the weekend is essential if you want to recharge
and relax. Weekdays are so hectic that the entire week can fly by with little quality family
7. They Schedule Micro-Adventures
Buy tickets to a concert or play, or get reservations for that cool new hotel that just opened
downtown. Instead of running on a treadmill, plan a hike. Try something you haven’t done
before or perhaps something you haven’t done in a long time.
8. They Wake Up at the Same Time
It’s tempting to sleep in on the weekend to catch up on your sleep. Though it feels good
temporarily, having an inconsistent wake-up time disturbs your circadian rhythm. If you
need to catch up on sleep, just go to bed earlier.
9. They Designate Mornings as Me Time
It can be difficult to get time to yourself on the weekends, especially if you have family.
Finding a way to engage in an activity you’re passionate about first thing in the morning can
pay massive dividends in happiness and cleanliness of mind.
10. They Prepare for the Upcoming Week
The weekend is a great time to spend a few moments planning your upcoming week. As little
as 30 minutes of planning can yield significant gains in productivity and reduced stress. The
week feels a lot more manageable when you go into it with a plan because all you have to
focus on is execution.
Original source: http://www.talentsmart.com/articles/How-Successful-People-Work-Less-and-