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.
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.
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.
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.
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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