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Get Your Weekends Back!

October 9, 2013

Daily ReadGet Your Weekends Back!

Think about it. What did you do on Saturday and Sunday? Catch up on emails? Put out a few business fires? Or finally slog through those household errands you didn’t have time to get to during the week. If you returned to work Monday feeling more ragged than refreshed, you don’t really own your downtime–and that’s a problem. Here are four ways to re-gain your weekend time and ‘get a life’:

  1. Schedule “me time.” This looks different for everyone, but it is important. It’s often how you will find inspiration. Schedule a free day and give yourself permission to do absolutely nothing.
  2. Set clear expectations.  Sometimes you have to say no, but it’s better to be clear up front than to cancel last minute.
  3. Keep separate calendars for work and play. Use several email accounts and separate calendars so you can see at a glance what your weekend looks like.
  4. Outsource what you hate. The point is to filter out what you dislike and don’t really enjoy and maximize the things that you do love because, let’s face it, the rest of the week you’re maxed out.

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