What are some of the ways you can make your weekends more productive?
Check out the list below for some ideas. Some of these are geared towards the productivity, while others are biased towards giving yourself a break so you can be more creative, and more efficient in the long run.
If you choose to work, set a time limit.
When you reserve some of your time to get specific tasks done, it can be much easier to focus and get your work done quicker while leaving you with more time to actually enjoy your weekend.
Catch up on some sleep.
Chances are high that you have a sleep debt. Not getting enough sleep has some major impact on your brain and it can drive you into downward spirals of depression, drug dependence and other negative patterns of behavior.
Take a break.
Make sure to give yourself time to take a break over the weekend. Time off is good for your productivity and taking some time to do nothing can actually improve your productivity.
Use your weekends to treat yourself or just get outside. If you spend a lot of time indoors during the week, this is the perfect time to get some fresh air.
Perfect a skill you need for a career change.
If you’re looking to make a career change, then the weekends are a perfect time to perfect any new skills you might need to make that change.
The skills you pick up on the weekend are dependent on what you want to do. If you want to move up in the digital marketing world, then you might invest in some programming classes, to better help you understand the digital design sphere.
Give yourself a free day.
Make sure you give yourself at least one obligation free day. You need to spend time with your family, with yourself, and with the friends that add sparkle to your life.
Make one of your 2 days off an officially obligation free day. Don’t make any plans. Don’t answer any emails. Spend this day doing only what you want with who you want.
Organizing and decluttering your living and work spaces can be a great way to be more efficient and productive on weekends.
Go through all those things in your home that you haven’t touched for months. Get rid of the things you have no use for, the things that are piling up and stressing you out so that you can create a space you want to spend time in at the end of the week. Going to sleep in a clean house at the end of a long weekend can help you relax.
Plan fun activities to do and don’t forget about taking your spouse out for romantic dinner dates every once in a while. Make the time to meet up with friends and connect in more ways than just text messaging each other.
Follow passions and hobbies.
People use every minute of their free time doing something they love doing, because they’ll never get that time back. Don’t waste precious time doing less productive things when you could be learning a new song on piano. A simple hobby could turn into a life-long passion.
Do something fun on Sunday night.
The Sunday Blues are real. Spice up your last few hours of freedom by doing something fun, rather than spending it checking through emails.
Do something that makes you look forward to Sunday night. It can be as simple as watching your favorite TV show, or whatever it is, make sure it’s something that makes you excited and keeps you engaged.
Prepare for the week ahead.
Monday mornings can be a stressful time but if you’ve used your weekend wisely, and you take some time Sunday night to analyze all the responsibilities you need to do throughout the week, you can wake up on Monday feeling ready to take on whatever gets thrown at you.
Get the most out of your weekend by creating time to fit your needs!