Successful people are not successful just because they work hard; they’re successful because they work smart. Working day in and day out is no reassurance of being a successful person. Success comes to those who know how to deal with a situation and get their work done, smartly. Successful people know the importance of shifting gears on the weekend to relaxing and rejuvenating activities.
Here is how successful people work less and get more done.
- They Disconnect
- They Minimize Chores
- They Reflect
- They Exercise
- They Pursue a Passion
- They Spend Quality time with Family
- They Schedule MicroAdventures
- They wake up at the same time
- They Designate Mornings as Me Time
- They Prepare for the Upcoming Week
When you’re not at your office for work during weekends, there’s no reason to be active electronically otherwise you’ve never really left work. Constantly working at all hours through all days in a week increases your levels of stress minimizing your productivity.
Weekends are all about relaxing and reflecting. When you have chores to do they’ll only eat up your weekend. A lot of chores feel like work. So it’s important to schedule a proper time to complete them rather than do them in a time you’re supposed to relax.
An important part of being successful is assessing our actions. It’s necessary to know what we are doing in order to improve. Use the weekend to contemplate the larger forces that are shaping your industry, your organization, and your job.
Exercise is also a great way to come up with new ideas. Innovators and other successful people know that being outdoors often sparks creativity. The key is to find a physical activity that does this for you and then to make it an important part of your weekend routine.
Successful people don’t just think about their jobs. They have passions and they pursue them. In the professional race it is necessary to remember what you are as an individual. If you have a hobby or anything that you love doing, do it.
Take your kids to the park, take your spouse to his or her favourite restaurant, and go visit your parents. You’ll be glad you did. It is essential if you want to recharge and relax.
With a company to run, successful people don’t really have time to go on a month long adventure. This doesn’t imply they have no adventures at all. Doing something different improves your mood throughout the week.
Weekends don’t mean sleeping till noon. When you sleep past your regular wakeup time on the weekend, you end up feeling groggy and tired.
Sparing some time for you is tough, with all the work and a family. Make sure you engage in something you’re passionate about, first thing in the morning. It gives a lot of happiness and cleanliness of mind.
Being prepared improves productivity and reduces stress. It also helps in focusing on execution while you’re working rather than wasting time planning.