Weekend tips for the Hustler!
Good morning and TGIF! Friday is always a happy day, last day of the week, normally a social/relaxing evening and knowing that in the morning I don’t have to get up before the sun.
Has anyone else felt that this is a long week and is SUPER ready for a relaxing weekend?
I, like many of you reading this, also want to take a little time to kick back, have a bubble bath and a flute of champagne but I have to say 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 momentum and set them up for success. Funny enough, I have actually come across a bunch of articles like the Forbes one and they all have overlap! The tips they have make sense. Here are my 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 boss: tips and tricks
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 it and then doubling it 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 coming 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, blocking time for things.
- 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 time to make your literature that you will send to them, schedule time to write your emails, schedule time to send and follow up.
- Yes – it does get detailed, but think about how much time you waste during the week thinking . . . hmmm what should I do next?
2. Dis-connect –
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 Instagram. 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, just 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 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 or 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 myself 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, but guys, 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 table. I think at least for me, a reasonable time to get up on the weekend is between 8 am to 9:30am unless I have a very long list of things to do, in which in that case I’d get up earlier. Depends on how much hustle you want to get done 🙂 How badly do you want it?
5. Get moving –
EXERCISE! During the week does get full. There is that quote, and I have used it too, “we all have 24 hrs in the day” . . . blah blah blah. Nonetheless, 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 on the weekend; 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 (easier in the summertime I might add :P). A little movement will get those endorphins flowing and productivity popping 😉
Obviously there are a wide variety of other things you can do to prepare like a boss!
-select outfits for the week
-run your errands like hair cuts and groceries
-the list goes on 🙂
What do you have planned for your weekend? I need to get my butt in gear and re-visit my new year’s resolutions and strategic planning for Fernweh Society. How else do you prepare on the weekend? I would love to hear YOUR tips and implement them into MY WEEKEND!
Talk soon lovelies