8 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

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The busier you are, the harder it becomes to enjoy a weekend. Especially if you have so much going on during the week that it tends to overlap and interrupt your free time. We often look to the most successful people in our society for cues on how to act, taking tips from Anna Wintour and co. on their successful weekends.

1. Make time for people

It’s so easy to hide yourself away in a bubble of Netflix on the weekends. But successful people socialize, because seeing friends and family will revitalize you and make you feel like you’ve really had a break at the weekend.

2. Stay active

Anna Wintour has time for her family, listing her children as her biggest weakness, but she also makes time for one hour of tennis every single day. That’s weekends included. Drag your ass out of bed and do something, even if it’s just going for a walk, it will help to keep you in good health and refresh your mind and body.

3. Make time for hobbies

When I was an intern at a magazine, the editor used to spend every weekend gardening. She stressed that it was seriously important to make time for hobbies, but I was too busy thinking about writing to listen to her. Warren Buffet plays the ukelele, Meryl Streep knits, George W. Bush paints. Everyone has a hobby.

4. Disconnect

Randi Zuckerberg wants us to relish in the Joy Of Missing Out. That’s JOMO to you and I. Coming from the sister of a guy who made his money off FOMO that’s really something. I agree with her, leave your phone in another room, don’t answer emails, and don’t check Facebook. Who cares. Just chill.

5. Mentor

Whether you’re giving a career talk to your sister, helping a friend with their website or volunteering for a good cause, mentoring will make you feel amazing. What’s the use having all this knowledge if you can’t share it with anyone? There are some really great causes, plus you can mentor students and help motivate them to stay on track.

6. Recharge

Recharge your batteries! Take this time to do what your body and mind craves. Get yourself an ice cream and have a walk in the park, go shopping. I really believe that just switching off for a little bit can absolutely make you feel better.

7. Network

Successful people don’t treat events like ‘networking opportunities’ nor do they actively go out of their way to make connections, it just happens. Have conversations with people, be open to making connections and you never know who you’ll have under your belt. Just go at everything as if you’re trying to make a new friend, not a business connection.

8. Be inspired

Successful people know how to use inspiration. They might not be thinking about work, but the chances are, on a weekend something will spark inside their mind and they’ll write it down for Monday morning. The best ideas come when you aren’t looking for them, after all!



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  • Tuedor Wright

    Love these tips ❤️ brilliant. Tuedor Wright

  • Lisa Villaume

    The point about networking at events is gold! Thanks for sharing, never thought of letting the conversation progress naturally. I find it really hard to speak to strangers at events and will give this a go at the next event.
    Lisa Villaume | Where Women Dream Big + Master Their Careers

  • Peppermint Dolly

    This is such a great post, really enjoyed reading through each point!



  • Laura Mareno

    I enjoyed this post so much!! I love spending time with my family at weekend!! kisses:D


  • frithington

    Great post! But I so miss being busy right now – I’m a recent graduate and having just come back from travels, I’m basically spending all my time job hunting and trawling through job boards!
    I’m sure when I eventually do get a job, I’ll miss all the free time I have now though haha!

  • alicekatex

    Great post! I literally have just started my job and this first weekend I have spent lounging and did a bit of cooking because I was sooo tired! I definitely need to see people and start a hobby xx


    • A Hint of Life Blog

      Starting a hobby is really important! It doesn’t have to be something big but choosing something outside of work to take interest in will make you happier. I try to read inspirational books.
      – Visit my site, great for career women! A Hint of Life

  • Judy Finelli

    Such a fab post! It’s tough to shut our minds off on the weekends, especially if we tend to get engrossed in the work we do. As a mom and Holistic Health Coach, I couldn’t agree more with this one post. It’s essential to relax, recharge and connect with people we find pleasure being around to feel whole. I’m often deeply inspired to write or create something new when I’m just enjoying the weekend without being hung up about work.


  • Camille Beygui

    Very inspirational

  • Olga Baker

    Great piece! Thank you so much for sharing it. Love the JOMO concept. We’re so afraid to implement it in our busy worlds, but it definitely helps maintain stability of our emotional selves!

    http://instagram.com/in_via_veritas/ | http://in-via-veritas.blogspot.com

  • Lee T

    This is an awesome piece – exactly the advice that young professionals need to hear! Thanks for sharing!
    Lee |

    LegalLee Blonde

  • Danielle

    I truly cannot spend a weekend just laying around. It gives me hives. I have to be moving, doing something, seeing people. Great article!
    Danielle @ afloat on a full sea

    • A Hint of Life Blog

      I would like to be more active!
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  • A Hint of Life Blog

    that’s true, the weekend comes and there’s sooo many things you have to get done, there’s NO TIME!
    but yeahh, sometimes I hide behind netflix but it’s important to make time for those who matter; it will make you feel like everything you do is actually worth it
    – Visit my site, great for career women! A Hint of Life

  • OpulenceDaze

    I actually have over a year I have turned my life around *no more anxiety* by living on terms of JOMO instead of FOMO! It’s quite easy if you simply learn how to influence your own mind for which I have written here: http://opulencedaze.com/home/2016/how-to-influence-your-own-mind ..
    Checking blogs and social media for inspiration is the only thing that doesn’t get a break in my schedule :)

  • Claudia Glam

    Disconnect – This is so important but well forgotten. -claudia

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