I know it’s Monday, but I decided to publish this post today so you can follow some of these tips and prepare yourself for the weekend and get the most out of it – enjoy!
In order to get a perfect work or study week, I have learned that your weekends need to feel slightly different from your weekdays. I think it’s important to actually take some time off and do something different and fun when you can – even though if you have a lot to do! I have written a little list down below on how you can get the most out of your weekends, so you feel content and prepared for Monday when it comes.
PLAN IT OUT
In today’s distracted world, no weekend plan likely means you’ll end up mindlessly watching TV or browsing the internet.. Make sure to plan your weekend a few days ahead so you actually feel like you get something out of the days you have off from work. Planning also lets you savor the joy of anticipating something fun, and we all know it’s easier to be productive when we know we are doing something fun later!
MAXIMIZE YOUR MORNINGS
A typical weekend morning often consist of sleeping in followed by a long and relaxing breakfast. It’s nothing wrong with that, but if you want to be productive or you are currently working on a personal pursuits, like training for a marathon – why not wake up early and get over with it so you can spend the rest of your day with your friends and family?
The happiest people often have special activities they do together with friends or family that don’t require special planning – Friday pizza night with your family, Saturday walk with a friend or Sunday morning pancakes with your boyfriend/girlfriend. I love traditions like this because it’s so effortless, but you still end up having a really good time!
I know what you are thinking: When else am I supposed to get errands done? Well, you can still do them, but don’t let them take over your whole weekend. Give yourself an hour or two to do what you absolutely have to. Giving yourself a little “window” makes you more motivated to get chores done quickly so you can move on to the fun things – YAY!
CUT DOWN ON TECH
I’m a firm believer that it’s good with a little “technology Sabbath”. You probably spend enough time looking into a screen at work or while studying anyway.. Most of the time we spend on our phones and computers actually don’t give us anything at all – we are just killing time. When you put your phone and computer away, you suddenly get so much more time to do other things that you actually will remember!
DO SOMETHING FUN SUNDAY NIGHT
Have you ever experienced those Sunday night blues? If so – you’re not alone! To avoid feeling down, make sure to plan something fun! This extends the weekend and keeps you focused on the fun to come, rather than on Monday morning. One of my favorite things to do on a Sunday night, is to gather a few friends together for dinner, some casual drinks or movie night – I mean, since people usually are free on Sunday night anyway..