To make Sunday through Thursday run more smoothly, tweak your weekend routine and take advantage of the extra free time. The weekend, Friday and Saturday tend to fly by, but if you learn to make the most of those hours, you’ll be able to tackle extra tasks and set yourself up for an easier work week. Follow these three tips for a productive weekend and prepare to reap the benefits all week long.
Schedule a proper time slot for shopping. Spend five to 10 minutes each Thursday figuring out which tasks you need to finish off by Saturday night. To let yourself have at least one full day to have fun however you would like, make a list and plan to take care of all the errands in one day. Once you’ve finished brainstorming and marked the to-dos on your calendar, move the chores to the back of your mind and focus on enjoying your days off.
Keep your daily routine intact. If you wake up at 6 a.m. through the weekdays, don’t sleep until late in the morning on weekends, stick to fairly that time itself. Give your body a break and be close to your standard sleep schedule. Same goes for your diet: don’t shock your body with excess calories or you’ll risk your wellness. Just because it’s Friday doesn’t mean you should toss your healthy habits aside, so keep your mind and body in shape by taking your vitamins, eating balanced meals, and staying hydrated and following your regular fitness routine.
Chill out, guilt-free.The best thing you can do to kick-start a productive work week? Relax. Use your time off to cut yourself some slack and enjoy the things you love. It’s important to maintain a work-life balance, so remember to reserve at least one day each weekend to sit back and unwind.