Weekend tips for the Hustler!
Friday is always a happy day, it’s the last day of the week, normally a social and relaxing evening and the best part is knowing that in the morning you don’t have to get up before the sun!
When you think weekend you’re likely thinking that all you want to do is take a little time to kick back, have a bubble bath and a flute of champagne . . . RIIIIGHT!
The weekend is a time that you can set the stage to make or break your goals!
Has anyone else read this article on Forbes.com ? There are some key characteristics in hustlers that keep up the momentum and set a stage for success. Funny enough, there are a bunch of articles like the Forbes one and they all have overlap! The tips they have make sense. Here are five suggestions for how to use your weekend like a boss and how I have tried to implement it into my life!
How to use your weekend like a BAWSE
1.Take a couple hours to strategize your week
This is where I break out my agenda and get writing. I actually really love writing things down, yes, normally I end up hand writing and then doubling up in my outlook so that I get notifications (otherwise I would for SURE miss something or double book myself during the week). I like to take inventory and debrief on the previous week and use those outcomes to set the stage for the next week. It is a lot like goal setting and reflecting. If you can, try to set those weekly goals, and schedule them into your week by blocking time for your priorities.
- For example, if you need to reach out to 10 PR agencies in the next week get your ducks in a row.
- Choose PR Firms to reach out to, schedule the time to update your media kit that you will send to them, schedule time to write your emails, and finally schedule time to send and follow up.
- It does get detailed but think about how much time you waste during the week thinking . . . hmmm what should I do next?
During the week I spend most of my day in front of a computer and on my phone. . .
…pretty sure I am not the only one who does this . . .
Then guess what? I come home, chill and get back on my phone and laptop. . . YIKES! For part of the weekend I am still in front of a screen prepping blog work and double tapping in my Insta. HOWEVER, I am making more of an effort now to STEP AWAY FROM THE SCREEN. Your eyes, mind and neck need a break – trust me Iphone neck is not cute! I try and get outside and go for a nice walk with Karlsson or even just snuggle up with a good book. Try to remember that there are other things to do that don’t involve a screen. By dis-connecting from the screen and not to mention texts, snapchats and emails you will let yourself recharge and not get burned out from all the activity and communication. Come Monday, you will be refreshed and ready to type, click and scroll!
3. Spend some downtime
Friends and family will recharge you! I am not saying take the entire weekend to socialize the time away; though I won’t say I have never done that 🙂 Take time to see the people that you love. They are the support system that is getting you closer to your goals! In addition to seeing people and catching up, try to take some “me time”. Take a few moments to meditate, pray, or if that isn’t your thing listen to some calming music. You don’t need a huge amount of time for this but a little goes a long way 🙂
4. Wake up at a reasonable time
Okay, I get that the weekend is when you really want to go out with friends and maybe have a little bit of a later night. I think the key here is:
‘don’t go and get smashed’ …That is helping no one.
Honestly, you are not going to absorb and retain all the fun you had from the night and the next day will be a complete write off, which doesn’t help your ‘boss weekend’ at all. If you mis-step here, go check out how to get through a hangover.
I normally have a HUGE list for the weekend; if I miss a day then I am screwed and am definitively not getting everything done. Even if we are talking a little less extreme in the sleeping in department. I do love going to bed knowing that I don’t need to set the alarm. On the flip side if you KNOW that you’re prone to sleeping in late. . . I am so sorry but you might not want to push that alarm too far away from your bedside. For me a reasonable time to get up on the weekend is between 8 am and 9:30am unless I have a very long list of things to do, in which in that case I’d get up earlier. It all depends on how much hustle you want to get done 🙂 How badly do you want it?
5. Get moving
During the week is busy and crazy. Remember that quote, “we all have 24 hrs in the day” . . . blah blah blah. Even though we all have 24 hours sometimes exercise is pushed to the back burner during the week. The weekend my friends, is time to get things in order! What I like to do is switch things up; if I have managed to do yoga during the week then on the weekend I will do some intervals and weights. If during the week was mostly gym time, I will try and get outside for a long walk. A little movement will get those endorphins flowing and productivity popping 😉
Other things you can do to prepare like a boss!
-select and plan outfits for the week
-complete errands like waxing, groceries or a hair cut
What do you have planned for your weekend? How else do you prepare on the weekend? I would love to hear and share YOUR tips and tricks! Let me know in the comments!
Talk soon lovelies