Weekends are fantastic. While your job may be awesome, you can definitely burn out if you’re not giving your brain a chance to log out of work mode on a regular basis. If you’re regularly spending your weekend relaxing, I applaud you. If you have trouble rejuvenating on the weekends, you need to take a few steps to make sure your weekends are a success.
Have an easy morning: When you’re up before dawn during the week, an easy morning can be as simple as not getting out of bed until the sun comes up. Make a delicious breakfast, enjoy a cup of coffee, and just take it slow.
Make a plan: If you have a busy schedule every weekend, you’re probably not doing yourself any favors. Be productive with the personal things you need to get done, but also have plenty of time set aside to rejuvenate your body and mind.
Hang out with those you love: Whether it’s family or friends, make time on the weekends to see the people who mean the most to you. When you spend your week hustling, it’s hard to find time to be social. Connecting with those you care about is good for your soul and is a great way to recharge your spirit after a long week.
Get away from your devices: It’s a good idea to spend a good portion of your weekend unplugged. The last thing you need to do is constantly check your email on your day off, and if you’re spending a lot of you work week looking at screens, it’s good for your sanity to let your body refresh and get away from the technology.
Go somewhere and do something: Volunteer your time or just sit on the beach. While completely different, both of these activities will provide you with the chance to think about something other than your busy week at the office. You should spend your weekend focused on things outside of work, and sometimes that just means you need to be lazy.