8 of the Best Weekend Habits to Improve Your Productivity

Anne Bachrach (USA)

Weekends are generally seen as the time of the week when you can relax and refresh yourself. This also serves as the much-needed rest from long hours, unbearable traffic, and strained brainpower during the week.

Though weekends are to be used for rest and rejuvenation, cultivating the right habits during these few days can help you perform even better when working in your business during the week.

Many successful entrepreneurs and business people have tapped into the value of cultivating productive habits and skills that cross the lines of their personal and business worlds.

Let’s explore 8 of the best weekend habits to improve your productivity.

  1. Unplug and Disconnect

After a whole week of staring at electronics for hours on end, you may feel as though your weekends should have you glued to your devices. No. It should not.

During the week, you have already spent so much time in front of your laptops, smartphones, desktops, and tablets. You have responded to emails, messages, and snuck a few late nights diving into social media too, I bet.

Take a break from your devices during the weekend. Spend time with people around you, read a book, meditate, work out, and relax.

When your body and brain are refreshed, you can perform to the best of your ability and be even more productive than you might have thought possible.

  1. Maintain Morning Routines

When successful people get up early during the week, it extends to their weekends too. To be more productive, maintain your morning routine. Get up early, plan your day, and follow it through if you don’t have a morning routine.

When you tackle everything that may be time-consuming in the mornings, you build a habit that improves your productivity tremendously.

  1. Take Things One at a Time

Weekends are the best time to try and get the many tasks done you didn’t have time to do during the week. Everyone gets extremely tempted to multitask during the weekend in order to get as much done as possible. You may want to run on the treadmill while scrolling through social media or your newsfeed.

Please stop doing this. Instead, immerse yourself in every activity. If you are working out, be present in mind and body. Commit to each activity, and you’ll be able to run a mile longer, read 3 more chapters, or meditate for one more hour.

When you are present for every task, you can be fully refreshed when you go back to work on Monday.

  1. Have a Plan

Just because it is the weekend does not mean that you should throw out your routine or carefully laid plans.

If you plan your daily activities, you should have a plan for how your weekend will go as well. Of course, your plan doesn’t have to be and shouldn’t be work-related (that is the goal). You can plan a meditation session, go for a longer walk with the dog, meet up with friends, take a nap, and do any other hobby or activity you would enjoy doing.

High achievers understand that taking time to unplug positively affects productivity, motivation, and focus.

Source: iCN Issue 45  (Executive Coaching); pages 13-15

About Anne Bachrach

Anne Bachrach is known as The Accountability Coach™.  She has over 25 years of experience training and coaching.  Business owners and entrepreneurs who utilise Anne’s proven systems and processes work less, make more money, and have a more balanced and successful life. Anne is the author of the books, Excuses Don’t Count; Results Rule!, and Live Life with No Regrets; How the Choices We Make Impact Our Lives, No Excuses!, and The Work Life Balance Emergency Kit. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/Landing/ and get 3 FREE gifts including a special report on 10 Power Tips for Getting Focused, Organised, and Achieving Your Goals Now. Join the FREE Silver Inner Circle Membership today and receive 10% off on all products and services, in addition to having access to assessments and high-content resources to help you achieve your goals so you can experience a more balanced and successful life (https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/