How to stop wasting your weekends away and be more productive.
Every week you go to work, and when the weekend rolls around it’s easy to succumb to laziness. That’s something you need to change! Stop wasting away your weekends. Out of the seven days of the week, you’ve been given two days to yourself. It’s important to not waste the time you’ve been given.
You want to get back to work on Monday feeling refreshed and also that you have achieved something constructive. Don’t fall into these time-wasting traps.
1. You do not make any plans
No one expects you to have a plan for every minute of the day, but it’s always good to have a general idea of what you’ll be doing over the weekend to optimize the time you’ve been given. Sometimes things happen that are serendipitous but that doesn’t mean that you should leave everything up to fate. Planning ahead can really make the most of your weekend. Without a plan, next thing you know is it is Sunday night and the weekend is over.
2. You don’t unwind and de-stress
The weekend is a time to relax, but you are terrible at relaxing. You suck and doing nothing. In order to perform to the best of your ability, you need to rest! If you expect to be able to work every day then you’re mistaken, everyone needs to take a step back and regroup. Sometimes it may be out of your hands and maybe you’ll have the worst, most stressful weekend ever. If the situation allows, relax, enjoy something fun that makes you happy.
3. You spend too much money
You spend your money on frivolous things that aren’t important. You worked hard for your money and whilst it good to have fun it’s also good to attempt at saving your money for more important things. In the current economy, we’re forced to be frugal in order to survive, everything is more expensive, and it’s pointless to work all week to make money and to then blow it in one weekend.
We only save enough to survive, attempt to save enough to thrive.
4. You don’t pause and reflect
When you were younger, you made a list of goals that you wanted to achieve. Over time these goals either changed completely or you viewed them a little differently, but some remained. You now work all the time and you’ve forgotten about your hopes, dreams and your goals. The best thing to do would be to reflect on what you want to achieve and what you want from life. Just because you have a job, doesn’t mean you can’t work to achieve something more, something better.
5. You spend your free time thinking about work
It’s your weekend away from work, but all you can think about is work. What’s the point? Go back to work, you workaholic! Or, take the weekend to relax, and actually, remember that you have a life. Go out and experience new things, go and live a little, work won’t go anywhere.
6. You allow technology to dominate your time
Technology is the not so subtle killer of many things, time, communication, relationships etc. Stop letting it control you, turn off your phones or ditch them for a while to enjoy your time off. Having your phone on you at all-time just allows for unwanted interruptions from work.
7. You don’t plan ahead and prepare for the week to come
So now that the weekend’s just about done, it’s time for a new week. This part may not seem important but you’d be surprised at what you can accomplish if you properly plan your week ahead.
There are other things you can do in order to have a relaxing yet productive weekend. Find a hobby, they’re a great way to spend your free time! You can pick up anything that makes you happy, for example, writing, painting, antique shopping etc. You can also take classes to improve upon your skills, learn to cook etc. There are so many hobbies out there that you can pick up and learn.
Spend your weekend wisely, utilize all your time to ensure you have the most enjoyable productive weekend possible.