Being successful doesn’t necessarily mean you have to slave away day in and day out. Reaching that level of success that you desire means you worked smart and you made the right decisions. Among those smart decisions are choosing to spend your weekends the right way. A lot of people make the mistake of never allowing themselves downtime. Below are 5 things that successful people do with their weekends. Maybe you should start.
Disconnect. The most successful people avoid e-mail for a period of time. I’m not saying the whole weekend, but even just a walk without the phone can feel liberating. I like to make it a point to disconnect on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. This gives me time to spend with family without any interruptions.
Avoid chores. Every weekend has a few have-to-dos, but you want these to take the minimum amount of time possible. Create a small window for chores and errands, and then banish them from your mind the rest of the time.
Plan. Planning makes people more effective, and doing it before the week starts means you can hit Monday ready to go, and means you’ll give clear directions to the people who work for you, so they will be ready to go, too.
Network. Networking isn’t an event for a successful person, it’s a lifestyle. Wherever they go and whatever they do, they manage to connect with new people.
Reflect. Truly successful people make time on weekends to appreciate what they have and reflect on their happiness and accomplishments. Weekends are a great chance to reflect and be more introspective about bigger issues.