Remove all Routine from the Weekend & Succeed!
Once I had a question, What is the disparity in different days of a week where one has to work and work hard to succeed, either is Sunday or Monday?
I used to dump my meals and sleep for work. My usual meals were while walking, working or while in the meetings. The batteries of my cell-phone would never die, and I received and respond to every text, email, and call, even in the middle of the night, no matter what.
I did not know until recently where I was forced to disconnect and spend time with my "own self." I forgot my cellphone at work and realized very first time that it was a divine experience. I spend time reading, working out and long walks. It was like I never missed out my cell phone and communication.
In fact, I felt recharged, energized and refreshed. Monday did not bother me but waiting to go to work on the first day of work week. It set a very different but productive tone to my work.
It is not necessary to holed up in the isolation and disconnect, but instead, break all routine of a work week and create a distinct relaxing and fun routine like to be with family, friends or even books.
Spend time with Self.
“I always give myself Sundays as a spiritual base of renewal — a day when I do absolutely nothing. I sit in my jammies or take a walk, and I allow myself time to BE — capital B-E — with myself.” -Oprah Winfrey
Just like Oprah, it is a good idea to sleep late, avoid all social contact at any cost, prevent all severe business and thinking.
Working out and exercising keep you active and provides a perfect moment to clear head and spark new ideas.
The weekend is the best time to pursue passion and hobby, devoid of professional responsibilities. You can go after cooking, art, painting any activity you want to learn.
Spending time with family and friends is imperative. Many successful people actively working towards spending time at home with family. Even day trips with family and friends and vacationing help recharge brain. Volunteering is one of a great way to socialize with random people and being helpful to the community.
DIsconnect and Reflect.
Walk without technology is liberating especially when we are surrounded by gadgets round the clock. You don't have to stay disconnected for the entire weekend long but practice technology sabbath. It is like a specific period set to disconnect.
Reflect on your inner peace, happiness, accomplishments and more significant issues. Most importantly, keep weekend unscheduled and enjoy full throttled with anything along the way.