They will be working, what else! This would be what many of us would think as soon as we see this title. But, it was really surprising when Laura Vanderkam, the reputed time management published her book, “What The Most Successful People Do On The Weekend”! Successful people are active during weekends; they do not work, but spend time with their family. Now that is something interesting. Read on to know more about how do successful people mould their weekends in a productive way!
The 7 Golden Weekend Rules of Successful People
1. They Stick To Their Sleeping Routine!
We sleep late into the nights and sleep more on weekends, but without knowing the truth that we are upsetting out circadian rhythm. Successful people are well aware of this fact. So they hit the bed and wake up as if it a weekday. This no-compromise sleeping routine helps them to stay fresh and remain ultra productive without encountering Monday Blues.
2. They Spend Quality Time With Their Families!
Most of us forget that we need family time, but the people who we are talking about find time for their family. They have a weekend ritual wherein the entire family spends time together. It could be a mini outing to a nearby holiday spot or it could be a family lunch. It could even be a movie outing also. But, irrespective of how big or small it is, they do spend time.
3. They Enjoy “Me” Time!
Finding the me time is essential to ensure that you are not stressed out. It helps you to talk to your inner self and engage in some self-talk to boost your potential and productivity. It also helps in unwinding your week in a gentle way.
4. They Exercise!
Exercising is a quintessential part of weekend regimen of any successful personality. Yoga, gym, dance – there are numerous ways to exercise! And, if not anything, they head to a weekend destination that is filled with trekking and physical activities. Whatever be the form, they ensure that they pump up their heartbeat. The physical fitness is very important as it determines their productivity and mental fitness levels.
5. They Follow Their Passion!
Successful people have interesting passions and hobbies. Indulging in their passions and hobbies help them to overcome stress and open up their creative minds. Reading books, listening to their favorite playlist, drawing, gardening, or painting stimulate their thought process, thereby benefitting them in a huge way during the upcoming week.
6. They Disconnect Themselves From This World!
Mobiles are turned off; emails are switched off; Internet is shut down. This sounds really crazy, right? But disconnecting oneself off the technology and becoming inaccessible to the world helps you a lot. Being available 24/7 could prove to be destructive. That is successful people enjoy a technology detox during the weekends. It saves them from being barraged by emails and work issues also.
7. They Rest Their Mind!
Giving your mind some rest is essential to ensure that it refreshes and rejuvenates itself. Sufficient rest during the weekends is a recharging mechanism successful people adopt.
Be leisurely about leisure, yet being engaged is the trick behind making the best use of the weekends. According to Vanderkam, ““You’re not going to waste that time by failing to think about what you’d like to do with it, and thus losing the weekend to TV, puttering, inefficient e-mail checking, and chores. If you don’t have a busy workweek, your weekend doesn’t matter so much. But if you’re going from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, it certainly does.”
So, follow the weekend strategies of successful people and be more successful in life!