When you take care of your health, you increase productivity during your work week. You also will feel rejuvenated by the time you are ready to return to work after the weekend if you follow these tips.
Observe these 5 healthy weekend habits:
1. Plan fun activities.
Amusement is one of the best ways to relieve stress when you are not working. Make sure you save at least a few hours on your weekend or other days off just laughing and having a good time. You also can take this time to indulge in some of your favorite hobbies.
2. Make sure you sleep enough hours.
Have some fun, but try to resist the temptation to stay up all night and start too early the next day. Make sure you still sleep at least seven to eight hours on the weekend nights. This will ensure that you wake up on the first day of your work week refreshed instead of exhausted. Resting enough will help you look forward to your first day back at work, by the way.
3. Appreciate the “good things” that you have.
Not everyone is as fortunate as you. For instance, you perhaps have a home with a back yard or maybe live near a park. Take in your natural surroundings, and enjoy the fact that you maybe have plush furniture on which you can lay on the weekends.
4. Plan your week before returning to work.
Whether your personal week starts on a Monday or another day, start to mentally prepare for what you hope to accomplish throughout this period. It also would help if you write down tasks and activities but leave room for unexpected occurrences. Having a flexible plan will help you feel more fulfilled when the week ends.
5. Spend some alone time on self-reflection.
Whether it be for personal introspection, spiritual meditation, or evaluation of your short- and long-term goals, spend time alone. Sometimes, all it takes is maybe 30-60 minutes of ridding your mind of racing thoughts before you feel relaxed and ready for the next time you must work.