Here's a quick quiz—give yourself a point for each one of these you've experienced: responding to an urgent work email on Friday or Saturday night; saving administrative tasks to tackle on the weekend; spending your Saturdays ferrying your kid(s) to playdates, recitals, meets, or matches; being called into your workplace last-minute on your day off.
The most successful people avoid email for some time. This is not for the whole weekend. But even just a walk without the phone can feel liberating.
SET YOURSELF A CHALLENGE
Falling into a routine can often lead to boredom feelings, so why not use your weekend to try a new challenge that will also improve your fitness? Reclusive is a virtual events platform with a difference, which lets you virtually run in cities worldwide. It's a great way to keep pushing yourself to try new challenges every weekend, as you earn points for all your runs, which can be exchanged for rewards. Plus, it allows you to raise money for your favorite charity, which will give you an unmatched feeling of fulfillment!
ALLOW SOME YOU TIME
Rushing around and filling your time with all sorts of activities can be great fun but will also be tiring. You may even feel at some point as though you've overdone it — and is always surrounded by activity, and people can certainly take its toll on you, both mentally and physically. So, try to set some time aside for yourself, when you can indulge yourself in a book, listen to some music, or chill out.
PUT SOME THINGS OFF
Some things can be done at any time — not just at the weekend. If you arrange your time in the week sufficiently well — for example by doing some small jobs during your lunchtimes — then that should leave plenty of time at the weekend to do the things you want to do. Doing a bit of a job every day or night of the week can prevent you from having to do it during your precious weekend!